Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

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AlienVintage
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Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

Postby AlienVintage » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:21 am

You can see from the posted shipping totals just how insanely rare the Emperors are. Total of 9 shipped in 1960, 4 of which were natural finish. This is one of those 4 naturals. You don't see these very often. This video also really shows just how large the bodies on these guitars are:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yN7MJ_wir3o

AlienVintage
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Re: Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

Postby AlienVintage » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:28 am

Quick screen capture shot, for size perspective:

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Re: Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

Postby RAB » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:08 pm

Great looking fiddle! I wonder how badly it'd feedback? I played another full hollow thinline (1959 Gibson ES-350T) and the feedback was bad even at very low volumes! :(

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Re: Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

Postby JimR56 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:51 pm

Nice. Always a treat to see one of these rare thinline Emps. I've seen them come up for sale a few times over the years. I would have tried one by now... if I was rich. Anyway, closest thing I've seen to this design concept was a custom thinline Super 400 that Gibson built several years ago. Other than that, these things are pretty darn unique. You guys ever play one?
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Re: Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

Postby AlienVintage » Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:48 am

Never played one - but definitely very curious to try one :D

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Re: Phil X playing a 1960 Emperor

Postby RAB » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:43 pm

Never played one. Pretty to look at at and insanely rare but I'd be worried about feedback at gig sound-levels... :(