The Next Generation of "Kat" Archtops Featuring ProBucker™ FB720 Mini Humbuckers The new UpTown Kat™ ES™ is the next generation of Epiphone’s classic “Kat” archtop and features a true ES-style semi-hollowbody archtop with newly designed Epiphone ProBucker™ FB720 mini humbuckers™, Graph Tech® nut, ebony fingerboard, and Grover® Rotomatic® tuners.
ProBucker™ humbucker Pickups The classic "P.A.F" sound is closer than you think
Epiphone's ProBucker™ humbucker has quietly become one of the most talked about pickups in the industry. It has fooled experts, vintage purists, and even luthiers who have worked with the best vintage examples from the late 50s and early 60s. Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers are the real deal--made with 18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers, the same alloy used by Gibson at the Kalamazoo factory when the humbucker was first invented. The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output. The size and shape of the bobbins also has a great impact on tonal response. And the bobbins used on ProBucker™ pickups duplicate the size and shape of the gold standard in the industry, Gibson humbuckers. Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups also feature sand cast Alnico II magnets, high quality 4 conductor lead wire, and are vacuum wax potted to eliminate microphonics.
Uptown Kat ES Specifications
Body Body Shape Archtop Body Material 5-ply Maple/Poplar Binding Body: 5 ply black and white, Fingerboard: 1-ply white
Neck Material Mahogany Profile SlimTaper™ C Scale Length 24.72" / 628mm Fingerboard Material Ebony Fingerboard Radius 12" Number Of Frets 22 Frets Medium Jumbo Nut Material Graph Tech® Nut Width 1.68" / 42.672mm Inlays Pearloid Block Joint Glued in
Miscellaneous Strings Gauge .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046 Case Optional Hard Case
In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.