The top of the Peerless jazz line is the Imperial with a carved spruce top and a carved maple back. Acoustically with a floating pickup, it has great projection and a very focused amplified tone. Amplified with a set in routed Humbucker it sounds like an L5 CES with great clear jazz tones and fulness and great clarity.
The IMPERIAL is the top 17-inch by 3-inch Acoustic-Electric Peerless Archtop and features carved spruce top and carved maple back and ebony fretboard, bridge, pickguard, and tailpiece. It has one custom floating mini humbucker that produces over 90% the amplification of a full routed in humbucker. It gives that clear crisp punchy archtop tone and bite at any volume, whether played through a tube or solid state amplifier. Mother of pearl fretboard inlays and bone nut.