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EMPERADOR ACOUSTIC GUITARS
Unofficial Web Site 2007-2016
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About Emperador (see also Third Party Comments below)
Emperador was the entry level brand to the Cort line of Westheimer Musical Instruments of Chicago, IL (source: Harmony Central ). Made from 1966 to 1992, these were originally Japanese-made guitars in the 1960's by the Kasuga Company. Later models were made in Korea.

Known Acoustic Models
AC-70 (Classical) - Goodwill
AW-1 (Folk) - Joe Brock
AAF-37 (Folk) - Joanna Heiskill
F-003S (Sunburst Folk) - David Franco
 
F-005N (Natural) - Ben Kok (Netherlands) Rare Japan-made model.
F-005S (Sunburst) - Front, Headstock, Label, Back
SW6 (Japan) - Phil Gillies12263 - Guitar Museum Photos
805 - Guitar Museum
12351 - SGW Wilminton DE
12801 - Public Domain
12801 - Guitar Museum
26846 -
 
 
CATALOG PHOTOS:
F-005N (Natural) - Catalog Photo (Same as F-005S, but with Natural Finish)
 
 

Known Electric Models

26856N - Guitar Museum

 


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Third-Party Comments

From Harmony Central:"Emprador was sued by Gibson in the 80's because they were making knock off Gibsons and selling them in the states. Emprador guitars is no longer a company so therefore if you have an Emprador keep it there VERY rare guitars."

From Guitar Answers: "These guitars were copies of Gibson. Gibson sued several manufacturers from Japan in the 70’s to stop manufacturing such copies. Not only that these Emperadors made good copies, but they sound excellent too, rivalring the best guitars in the $2,000 range."


Artists Who Use/Used Emperador

Emperador Electric Guitar once used by The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson


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SITE LAST UPDATED May 20, 2016

  • Added Phil Gillies's SW6 Photos