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The one who fits the (regular) JoePass Emperor - or the ES-175 should fit.

 

 

I thought the joe pass and es175 have a smaller bout ?

 

I have got conflicting answers (and thee are all really the same company).

 

Musicians friend said the ES335 case -- but I find that hard to believe

Guitar Center Online said the AJ/EJ jumbo case.

Guitar Center Store said emperor case (which is the joe pass I guess ..)

 

I asked epiphone/gibson but got no reply yet (maybe they hang out here sometimes :rolleyes: ) ---

 

I may have to bring guitar into store and see what fits --- the bixby worries me -- I don't want in under stress and cracking finish/wood -- maybe a gig bag would be better ?

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The one who fits the (regular) JoePass Emperor - or the ES-175 should fit.

 

 

I thought the joe pass and es175 have a smaller bout ?

 

I have got conflicting answers (and thee are all really the same company).

 

Musicians friend said the ES335 case -- but I find that hard to believe

Guitar Center Online said the AJ/EJ jumbo case.

Guitar Center Store said emperor case (which is the joe pass I guess ..)

 

I asked epiphone/gibson but got no reply yet (maybe they hang out here sometimes :rolleyes: ) ---

 

I may have to bring guitar into store and see what fits --- the bixby worries me -- I don't want in under stress and cracking finish/wood -- maybe a gig bag would be better ?

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The one who fits the (regular) JoePass Emperor - or the ES-175 should fit.

 

 

I thought the joe pass and es175 have a smaller bout ?

 

I have got conflicting answers (and thee are all really the same company).

 

Musicians friend said the ES335 case -- but I find that hard to believe

Guitar Center Online said the AJ/EJ jumbo case.

Guitar Center Store said emperor case (which is the joe pass I guess ..)

 

I asked epiphone/gibson but got no reply yet (maybe they hang out here sometimes :rolleyes: ) ---

 

I may have to bring guitar into store and see what fits --- the bixby worries me -- I don't want in under stress and cracking finish/wood -- maybe a gig bag would be better ?

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Musicians friend said the ES335 case -- but I find that hard to believe

I can deliver some facts a least about the Epihone ES-335 case.

 

The Swingster does fit the case snugly in terms of body size:

 

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The big problem however is the Chet Atkins style vibrato lever. If you let it stay in normal position it is too high:

 

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The lid on the case won't close completely, and I would not dare to force it down that 4 or 5 inches. This would most likely damage the guitar (remember the Swingster is full hollow body, and does not take too much pressure without cracking the top).

 

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Moving the vibrato lever to the back end of the guitar like you would do with a Bigsby B7 doesn't work either, the lever is too long and exceeds the case:

 

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My best suggestion is to use an ES-335 case, but to loosen or better remove the vibrato lever before closing the case. The lever is fixed with two small set screws.

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Maybe another option would be to change that Chet Atkins style lever for a standard Bigsby lever. This will change the look of the guitar, but probably it will fit the case then.

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Another case to consider if you want an airline worthy one is the SKB-18. It's their twelve string dreadnaught case. I have one, and it fits perfectly and you can swing the Atkins style trem bar down and away, about 3-4 O'Clock and it closes perfectly.

It's got ATS safety latches and it is hard like all the SKB cases. The only thing is you might have to put an extra piece of foam over the bridge area or thereabouts to keep it totally non moving. I've been looking for some time too, until I came

across this forum. Normally that's the case I use for my old '76 Takamine 12-string, so I'd thought I'd try it. It fits great!

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That case that is in the photo, (part #940-EEMCS) is the correct case.

here's a sweetwater link: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/EEMCS

 

I have a swingster and that same case, it fits fine once you position the arm so it's hovering over the tone control pot for the rear pup

 

See this thread (go to page two and scroll down to the posts by Ep1) you will see a photo of how to position the arm with that case

http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/99814-epi-emperor-swingster-royale-part-ii/page__hl__swingster__st__20

 

I used to take the arm off thinking it would still add pressure to the hardware but it doesn't.. So I've been just keeping it on.

 

other cases may work better, but this one fits fine.

 

Cheers

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i just ordered a limited edition emperor swingster and the sales man told me that the Epiphone EEMCS Hardshell Case for ES175 will fit the swingster. so, that is what i ordered. i'll update this when it gets here.

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the case that i was told would work will not work unless i take off the swing arm. not looking forward to taking out to small allen bolts just to case my guitar. i contacted the company that i bought it from and now they say that an acoustic case will work..... we'll see. right now i have to keep it in the cardboard box.

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When I bought my Eppy Joe Pass (basically a Swinger without the tremolo) they gave me a case that my J200 almost fits in. The "idjits" at the music store didn't order a case for the Joe Pass and gave me the closest thing they had. The case for my Ovation Applause is a perfect fit for the Joe Pass. I use the case they gave me for a dreadnaught acoustic. A perfect fit! Easily a $100 case.

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the case that i was told would work will not work unless i take off the swing arm. not looking forward to taking out to small allen bolts just to case my guitar. i contacted the company that i bought it from and now they say that an acoustic case will work..... we'll see. right now i have to keep it in the cardboard box.

 

I think removing the arm is the best way to make it fit. should be able to back the allen bolts out without removing them completely.

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