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Epiphone EM-Series
Epiphone EM-2 Rebel Lonestar Roadhouse Advertisement

Introduced in 1991, the EM-Series consisted of two solid-body guitars featuring their patented "Swept C" cutout design and recessed neck pocket. The Gibson counterpart to the EM-1 & 2 was the Mark-II, III & IV.

Epiphone also produced a bass version with the EBM-4 & 5, as well as a six-sting version with a neck-tru design and solid ash body called the Expert-6. Gibson never produced a bass version of the Mark Series. The original Epiphone EM-Series was discontinued in 1998.

In 2008, the EM-2 was reissued in the Prophecy line of guitars along side the Les Paul, SG and Futura, including features such as highly figured quilt Maple tops, 24-fret SpeedTaper satin necks with binding, jumbo frets, unique "blade" inlays, graphite nut, Made-in-USA pickups, Epiphone's new, patent-applied-for Straplocks, hand-stained colors and eye-catching Pearl knobs.

The EM-1 was also reissued, but as an entry-level guitar with basic features and was discontinued in 2010.


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Contents

Models


EM-1 Rebel

Epiphone EM-1
Epiphone EM-1 Rebel
Epiphone EM-1
Epiphone EM-1 Rebel
Epiphone EM-1
Epiphone EM-1 & 2 Rebel Headstock
  • 1991-1998

Body:

  • Alder body
  • Swept "C" body design with recessed neck pocket

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with "trapezoid" inlays
  • Reverse Headstock
  • 24-frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 Epiphone Active humbuckers, 1 single coil
  • Covered or open-coil pickups
  • 5-way selector switch
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Mini toggle
  • Patented switching system for 9 humbucking & single coil tones

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Vintage style tremolo
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Midnight Blue (MMB)
  • Powder Blue
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Pearl White (PW)



EM-2 Rebel

Epiphone EM-2
Epiphone EM-2 Rebel
Epiphone EM-2
Epiphone EM-2 Rebel
Epiphone EM-2
Epiphone EM-1 & 2 Switching System Chart
  • 1991-1998

Body:

  • Alder body
  • Swept "C" body design with recessed neck pocket

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with "trapezoid" inlays
  • Reverse Headstock
  • 24-frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 Epiphone Active humbuckers, 1 single coil
  • Covered or open-coil pickups
  • 5-way selector switch
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Mini toggle
  • Patented switching system for 9 humbucking & single coil tones

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Double-locking licensed Floyd Rose tremolo
  • Locknut
  • Amber bell knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Midnight Blue (MMB)
  • Powder Blue
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Pearl White (PW)



EM-3 Rebel

Epiphone EM-3
Epiphone EM-3 Rebel
Epiphone EM-3
Epiphone EM-3 Switching System Chart
  • 1994-1995

Body:

  • Limba body
  • Swept "C" body design with recessed neck pocket

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Reverse Headstock
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Mark-III inlays
  • 24-frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Electronics:

  • 2 Epiphone Active humbuckers, 1 single coil
  • Covered or open-coil pickups
  • 5-way selector switched
  • 1 vol. 1 Tone controls
  • Mini toggle
  • Patented switching system for 9 humbucking & single coil tones

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Steinberger 40:1 ratio gearless tuners
  • Steinberger Jam-Trem with locking nut
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)



EM-1

Epiphone EM-1
Epiphone EM-1
Epiphone EM-1
Epiphone EM-1
  • 2008-2010

Body:

  • Alder body
  • Swept "C" body design with recessed neck pocket
  • String-through-body design

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Hard Maple neck with "Super-slide" satin finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard with "dot" inlays
  • 24-frets
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.68 nut width

Electronics:

  • 700T/650R humbuckers
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)



Prophecy EM-2

Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 EX
Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 EX
Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX
Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX
Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX
Epiphone Prophecy EM-2 FX
  • 2008-2012
  • Models EX & FX

Body:

  • Poplar body
  • Quilt maple veneer
  • Swept "C" body design with recessed neck pocket

Neck:

  • Bolt-on maple Speed-Taper neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with blade inlays
  • 24-frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply neck & headstock

Electronics:

  • EpiActive-T & EpiActive-R Humbuckers
  • Active/Passive pickups
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Black hardware
  • Grover Tuners
  • Epiphone strap locks
  • Graphite nut
  • Custom inlaid barrel knobs
  • Original Floyd Rose tremolo (FX)
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic with string-Thru body design (EX)

Colors:

  • Midnight Sapphire (MS) EX model
  • Black Cherry (BC) FX model

See Also: Prophecy Series



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