Epiphone Zephyr Emperor Regent 1953


Product Code: GE1731

$ 6,195.00
$ 6,195.00

Check out this beautiful piece of New York-era Epiphone artistry: a 1953 Zephyr Regent Emperor in stunning sunburst over figured maple. This is a the complete package, with the original case in exceptional condition and the original pickguard—now twisted and warped with age—included inside for posterity. It's not usable (probably hasn't been for years) but is still a beautiful piece of case candy. The three "New Yorker" single coils sound beautiful, with the old-school push "on/off" switches for each individual pickup allowing you to get any combination of pickups. The neck is a comfortable "C" shape that measures out .936" at the 1st and 1.03" at the 9th, and it weighs in at a lightweight 8lbs-7oz (for its size, pretty impressive!). This will ship in its original case and is currently set up with flatwound 11s.


  • Body type: Hollow body archtop, single cutaway
  • Year: 1952/1953
  • Tonewood: Figured maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Finish: Sunburst
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Pickup configuration: SSS
  • Neck construction: Set-Neck
  • Bridge/tailpiece: Stop-Bar
  • Scale length 25.5"
  • Case: Original hardshell

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