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EMPERADOR
Instruments previously built in Japan by the Kasuga company between circa 1966 and 1992. Distributed by Westheimer Musical Instruments of Chicago, IL.
The Emperador trademark was a brand name used in the U.S. market by the Westheimer Musical Instruments of Chicago, IL. The Emperador trademark was the Westheimer company's entry level line to their Cort products line through the years. Emperador models are usually shorter-scaled entry level instruments, and the trademark can be found on both jazz-style thinline acoustic/electric archtops and solid body electric guitars and basses. Solid body Emperadors are typically priced between $150 and $250. Archtop electrics are typically priced between $150 and $300.

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