Stylish comeback from an absolute classic
We are pleased to announce the release of the Epiphone DC Pro Series, the guitar giant’s modern rendition of the classic Del Rey Double Cut. Adhering to time-honoured features that include a sleek double-cutaway solid mahogany body partnered with a divine AAA flame maple veneer top, this is a sophisticated model that carries a lightweight price tag.
In today’s market, manufacturers have set the standard pretty high when it comes to affordable models that boast impressive specs. Epiphone know a thing or two when it comes to delivering the goods, and the DC Pro is a fine example of what they’re capable of. As noted above, the double-cut body utilises a solid cut of mahogany with an eye-catching AAA flame maple veneer top in a variety of finishes that include Black Cherry, Faded Cherry Sunburst, Midnight Ebony, Mohave Fade and Wild Ivy. Whatever finish you go for, you’re on to a winner – they are all beautiful!
Connected to the body is a glued-in mahogany neck with a custom “C” profile to maximise playing comfort with ready access to every one of the 24 frets are your disposal. Block and triangle pearloid and abalone fingerboard inlays guide your way along the pau ferro board in intricate style. You can rest easy in the knowledge that the LockTone tune-o-matic bridge anchors each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain, whilst the Grover tuning machines utilise their 18:1 gear ratio to guarantee imperious tuning stability. A Graph Tech 43mm nut sits at the top of the neck to provide a bed for each string for accurate spacing throughout the most demanding of performances.
Tone for days
Epiphone went all out to ensure the DC Pro sounds every bit as good as it looks by equipping it with a pair of ProBucker 2 and 2 humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions respectively. Between these magnificent pups there’s a vast tonal universe to be explore. Epiphone put great effort into recreating the coveted character of hand-wound ’50s era “PAF style” pickups, and we’re happy to say that they’ve hit the nail on the head. A treble bleed circuit allows the high end to trickle into you tone at lower volume levels, which allows you to dial back the volume pot without losing any clarity. Add to the mix the ability to coil-split each pickup using the push/pull volume knobs and phase reversal via the tone push/pull pots and you’ve got no end of tonal fun ahead of you. Just remember to eat, sleep, and go to work.
In keeping with its primo credentials, Epiphone straplocks promote a firm hold so that you can get on with what you do best. As we’ve come to expect from the team at Epiphone, the DC Pro punches well above its weight, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there is a rush on these models.
If you’ve got any questions, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Customer Service team on 01925 582420. Our in-store specialists will guide you through the wonderful world of guitars, just pop into your nearest Dawsons store.
Jon is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for inspiring others to get involved in making music. After spending many years playing venues here, there and – pretty much – everywhere, he joined the Dawsons’ Music Web Team before progressing into his current role managing the Dawsons Blog.