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McInturff Empress signed Electric Guitar - USED  From Terry McInturff

Terry McInturff Signed Guitar! A true players guitar!


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What We Think

This pre-owned Empress from McInturff is a serious player!  Terry is one of the worlds best electric guitars builders and this guitar is a beautiful example.

The humbucker provides thick, hot tone while the single coils on this bad boy provide classic bell-like tone.  A great hybrid setup!  It sounds especially good due to the carefully selected woods.

You won't find many other boutique guitars that have as much attention to tonal detail and impeccable fit and finish as McInturff Guitars!

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Manufacturer's Description from Terry McInturff

The Empress is essentially a hybrid of the two most popular electric guitars in the world…with a host of unique features. While it’s true that this guitar can produce many of our favorite vintage tones of the past, what is really interesting are the new sounds you’ll be inventing on your Empress. This is a very snappy, articulate instrument that responds quickly to picking and fretting nuances at all volume levels.  
      The Empress features a AAAA figured maple carved top and chambered mahogany back with our reinforced mahogany neck, TonePros ™ locking fixed bridge and tailpiece with non-locking tuners or TCM Vibe and Sperzel keys. Beautiful paua shell “rope” inlays on a select Indian rosewood fretboard are standard. Features our new noiseless “single coils”and our TCM Zodiac humbucker in the bridge.
Terry C. McInturff Guitars

About Manufacturer

Terry McInturff has been building guitars for over 25 years. He is most definitely on the "A" list of boutique solidbody luthiers today. He's built instruments for Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck to name a few. Terry's work is flawless, from his finishes to his impeccable craftsmanship, each one of his instruments is a unique tool that allows the player to most clearly express his or herself.


Deep dish carve double cutaway design.  
  One piece Honduras mahogany neck.  
  One piece Honduras mahogany body.  
  East Indian rosewood fretboard.  
  Set in mortise and tenon neck/body joint.  
  Joins at the 19th fret.  
  25-1/8" Scale length.  
  1-11/16" Nut width.  
  12" radius arch.  
  22 frets, medium jumbo.  
  9 degree headstock pitch.  
  Curved, single action stainless steel truss rod.  
  Additional graphite reinforcements.  
  Unique shock protect circuit on bridge ground. Limits electric current at the strings in dangerous ground fault conditions.   
  Switchcraft ¼" panel style output jack.  
  Body cavities coated with Acheson Electrodag 112 conductive shielding paint.  
  Nitro cellulose lacquer.  
  Hand signed and numbered.  
  Jim Dunlop Strap-Loc compatible dual design strap buttons.

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