Epiphone have designed their new PRO-1 Ultra dreadnought-style electro acoustic guitar to be the easiest and most comfortable instrument for new guitarists to pick up, whilst still meeting the needs of more experienced players. Taking onboard feedback from customers, and combining that information with their many years of experience in building high-quality instruments, Epiphone have released one of their most versatile models yet.
The back and sides of the PRO-1 Ultra are crafted from select mahogany, a favourite amongst manufacturers due to its robust mid range. The dreadnought shaped guitar is shallower than normal, making the body much easier to hold. The cutaway design allows easier access to the upper frets, giving you the freedom of the entire neck. The top is made from solid spruce, a naturally bright-sounding tonewood that compliments the mahogany perfectly. The combination of the two tonewoods means that the PRO-1 Ultra has a characteristically well-rounded sound that is great for players of most genres from folk to hard rock.
Singer songwriters will appreciate the tonal versatility of the PRO-1 Ultra, which responds excellently when played gently - e.g. fingerstyle players - to accompany their vocals. Likewise, the guitar can easily project a huge sound - thanks to the highly resonant spruce soundboard - so guitarists who're part of a band/ensemble can easily be heard alongside other instruments.
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-profile "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.
For times when you want to plug-in the PRO-1 Ultra, there is a Shadow Performer preamp and Nanoflex pickup system. The built-in control system is comprised of Master Volume, Bass and Treble EQ controls, and an Anti-feedback Phase button. These controls allow you to shape and sculpt your tone to suit the environment you're in.
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 striking wine red finish, giving it a dramatic and eye-catching quality. The iconic sloped-dovewing headstock is home to the chrome premium tuning machines.
The PRO-1 Ultra 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 Ultra electro acoustic guitar.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model PRO-1 Ultra Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Sides Material Select Mahogany Body Colour Wine Red Body Shape Dreadnought Cutaway Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile EZ-Profile “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" Electronics Shadow Performer preamp with NanoFlex pickup Controls Master Volume, Bass EQ, Treble EQ, Anti-feedback Phase Button, Low Battery Indicator Included Accessories Humidifier
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