Emperor s/n 14597 : pictures
The museum purchased the Emperor s/n 14597 December 2010 online from Folkway Music, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. No further history known.
NOTE: Due to the later applied natural finish, it is now visible that the instrument has a four-piece carved back instead of the standard two-piece back. The plates probably were not width enough at the lower bout, or were to unstable at the outher sides. Apparently Epiphone did not let any good tonewood go to waste. See also Triumph s/n 11227 and the photo of the back of the Sorrentino Luxor.
The instrument is out on loan from time to time for special occasions to Sander Eggen guitarist in the Central Heat Big Band.