The new PRO-1 PLUS dreadnought acoustic guitar by Epiphone has been designed and built based on recommendations made by professional guitarists. Data was gathered to find out how to make the perfect guitar for beginners to hone their skills on. Epiphone has crafted slimmer body and neck profiles, shortened the scale length of the neck and dressed the fretboard with newly designed PRO-Ease lubricant, careful considered and exquisitely executed finishing touches to make it the comfortable acoustic guitar to play on.
The body is crafted to a dreadnought shape, with a slimmer profile to make it easier to hold whilst playing. The back and sides of the PRO-1 PLUS are built using select mahogany, which gives an emphasised mid to low-end character. The top is made from solid spruce, a naturally bright-sounding tonewood that compliments the mahogany perfectly. Thanks to the spruce's highly resonant properties, it is a fantastic soundboard that projects tones with ease. The combination of the two tonewoods means that the PRO-1 PLUS has a well-rounded sound that is suited to most genres of music from folk to rock.
The supportive and solid mahogany neck is the perfect partner to the luxurious rosewood fingerboard. Again, taking on the feedback from professionals, Epiphone have shaped the neck to the newly designed EZ-pro "C"-shape profile. Home to twenty easily accessible frets, the neck and fingerboard combination offers articulate notes with lengthy sustain, and plenty of snap in the high end. The fingerboard is adorned with dot inlays, making it simple to navigate, whilst the PRO-Ease lubricant encourages a smooth and flowing playing feel. Binding protects the body top and back to support the tonewoods and reinforce them against unwanted nicks and chips. The fingerboard binding creates a smooth and seamless playing feel between each fret marker.
Strong and resilient rosewood has been given the task of absorbing the stresses that are placed on the bridge. The saddle is crafted from GraphTech's NuBone, as is the nut. The scale length between the nut and saddle is marginally shorter than on most guitars, giving the strings a somewhat looser feel, which makes them much easier to manipulate during performances. A black scratchless pickguard protects the lower bout of the body from unwanted pick scrapes and is adorned with the customary "Epiphone" E. This model is completed in a sleek ebony finish, giving it a dramatic and eye-catching quality. The iconic sloped-dovewing headstock is home to the chrome premium tuners.
The PRO-1 PLUS benefits from Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Guarantee and Gibson 24/7/365 customer service. With the guitar you'll receive Craig Anderton's Beginner's Guide to Guitar booklet, access to eMedia's on-line guitar lessons and a humidifier to keep you guitar in top condition. Whether you're picking up a guitar for the first-time or a seasoned pro, everyone will appreciate the delightful playing experience when performing with the gorgeous Epiphone PRO-1 PLUS acoustic guitar.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model PRO-1 PLUS Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Sides Material Select Mahogany Body Colour Ebony Body Shape Dreadnought Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile EZ-Pro “C” Shape Fingerboard Material Rosewood with PRO-Ease Lubricant No. of Frets 20, JumboPRO Position Inlays Dot Binding Body Top - 5 Layer; Ivory/Black Body Back – 1 Layer; Ivory Fingerboard – 1 Layer; Ivory Saddle GraphTech NuBone; Compensated Bridge Rosewood Hardware Chrome Pickguard Black, Scratchless Tuners 18:1 ratio Epiphone "Deluxe" Included Accessories Humidifier
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