Prince first used this hollowbody Epiphone on the Parade tour. It is like an “archtop” jazz guitar but has a slim (thinline) body. Prince had two models in sunburst and natural. He would use this guitar on and off until the Gold Experience era. The sunburst Emperor remains in the collection at Paisley Park.
Miko Weaver and Tony M also used Epiphone Emperor Thinlines.