EMPERION GUITARS AND BASSES IN A NUTSHELL
Emperion Guitars was started in 2001 as a professional and passionate mid-size luthiers workshop by three highly-skilled lute-makers and merging American, Japanese and Italian craftmanships resuting from their twenty years experience in renowned guitar and bass companies.
We’re now a small sized company with the aim to produce and sell cutting edge music instruments for any demanding musician, and, last but not least, offering cost-effective quality products. “More quality, less money”.
We take great pride that our staff is composed not only by passionate people but we’ve found a way to merge enthusiasm and energy of young collaborators together with the experience and know-how of our senior supervisors.
Our supervisors are not just “supervising” the production process but are directly implied into it. We’re honored that at the head of our small but hard-working custom shop there is a world champion luthier.
At the very beginning our goal was and still is to provide quality instruments at an affordable price, it would have been more than easy to produce high-end instruments loaded with expensive (and often overpriced) hardware but this would have meant to sell only very expensive instruments, therefore we have chosen the best quality/price hardware, we’ve taken out the midman and decided to sell straight from our website.
Every adventure finds difficulties on its way so we had ours, read about it in our timeline below.
EMPERION GUITARS AS A GUITAR PRODUCING COMPANY:
2009 - First small production (Made in South Korea)
2010 - Second production (on a larger basis) supposed to be made in Japan where we encountered the following:
1) Production supervisor and man on place was a long term Emperion collaborator that had all of our trust and it turned out to a not completely satisfactory production that caused us several problems, both financial and personal. Not considering the scam suffered by an individual that we considered a friend we’ve found ourselves in the situation to have paid for something we didn’t get (from guitar hardware to quality control).
2) In order to remedy to this situation, in our opinion we’ve made everything possible to satisfy our customers, this involved issuing refunds to everybody requesting it as soon as we’ve been able to do it or by agreeing a more than honest compensation.
3) Of course this led to a controversial feedback, but it wouldn’t be honest to do not mention that we got a lot of extremely happy customers and a small percentage of unhappy ones.
4) In order to become stronger and learn from our mistakes and keep what was worth of being developed further we’ve taken a step forward by putting together “Emperion Revo” with the support of friends and collaborators that honestly offered themselves to help us.
2010 - The whole staff at Emperion is renewed and all guitar projects made from scratch. We’re currently now collaborating with a South Korean factory which is also a manufacturer for other well known high end quality brands. Read our FEATURES page to know more. This means that all the past productions are considerable as dismissed and we won’t be able to offer any assistance on guitars different from “Revo Series”.
2011 - Revo Series revealed !
Some of the people which are part of the Emperion Staff:
Lucas (Tech supervisor and tester)
Evgueni “Euge” Kalachnikov (CAD programming)
Reise Development (Design and CAD programming)
Fabio “Carro” Carretti (Web & Video nerd)
Francesco G. (Graphics)
Francesco C. (Master luthier)
Some of the Artists we’re actively collaborating with:
Giulio Moschini (Hour of Penance)
Fabio “Carro” Carretti (Human Improvement Process , Shadowfost)
Kaos (Absentia Lunae, Melencolia Estatica, Nox Illunis)
MZ (Arcana Coelestia,Locus Mortis, Urna)
Sephrenel (Absentia Lunae,Arcana Coelestia)