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New Kat in Town: The UpTown Kat ES Collection is the next generation of Epiphone's critically acclaimed ES-style archtop featuring a 5-ply Maple & Poplar bent rims, pressed top and back with a Spruce center block and 5-ply white and black binding on the front and back. The Mahogany neck has an Ebony fingerboard with a rounded "C" profile, pearloid "block" inlays, a 24.75" scale length, 22 medium wide frets, 12" radius, and a 1.68" GraphTech nut. The headstock features Epiphone's historic "badge" logo used briefly in the early 60s and the orange f-hole label is also modeled after vintage Epi labels from the 60s.
Epiphone Mini-ProBucker FB720: The Uptown Kat ES Collection is powered by the ProBucker FB720 pickups, the same mini-humbucker used in the Ltd. Ed. Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird and reconstructed to the original specifications of the Gibson Firebird pickups from the mid 60s. Accept no substitutes! The ProBucker FB720 has two Alnico II bar magnets used as blades in the coils along with a steel reflector plate to achieve the classic Firebird tone of the 60s. Because the DC resistance is around 7.85Kohm, the ProBucker FB720 mini humbucker provides a clean, bright output with incredible touch sensitivity and a warm low end compared to a standard mini humbuckers. Controls include gold speed knobs with volume control for each pickup, a master volume control, and a master tone control.
Epiphone Hardware: All Uptown Kats features our legendary LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and trapeze tailpiece along with Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio tuners for fast and accurate tuning.
Body: 5-ply Maple/Poplar
Neck Shape: Slim Comfort "C" profile
Neck Joint: Glued-in set neck
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard: Ebony with pearloid block inlay
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 2-layer (black and white) with E
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Headstock: Sloped Dovewing with vintage Epiphone metal badge
Body Binding: 5 ply black and white
Fingerboard Binding: 1 layer white
Nut Width: 1.68"
Hardware: Gold (nickel)
Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Mini-ProBucker FB720 pickups
Bridge Pickup: ProBucker FB720
Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Master Tone, Master Volume
Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle
Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-o-matic
Knobs: Gold "Top Hat" knobs
Strings: D'Addario 10-46