The retro-styled Empire features a single-cut body and is built in Canada.

Montreal, Canada (August 12, 2010) -- Richmond Guitars introduces the Richmond Empire to their line of retro-inspired, Canadian-built instruments.



The new Richmond Empire features a single cutaway solid silver leaf maple body with poplar wings, 24 ¾" scale, a smooth and ultra-comfortable mahogany Ergocut neck with a worn in feel, rosewood fingerboard, high-ratio tuners, and a chrome wrap-around bridge. In terms of electronics, the Empire is powered by 2x Godin pickups including a low-noise single-coil in the neck position and a custom humbucker in the bridge. The versatile tones of this electric solidbody can be controlled by a 3-way toggle switch, 1x volume, and 1x tone knob.

MSRP: $639 (includes deluxe gig-bag)

For more information:
Richmond Guitars

Source: Press Release
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