During the design process for their new PRO-1 PLUS series of acoustic guitars, Epiphone consulted with many professional guitarists in order to determine how they could craft a guitar that beginner's could enjoy as soon as they picked up it. Understanding that even the smallest of things can affect a new player's enjoyment, Epiphone have gone into the most minute of details to create an acoustic that feels, sounds and looks amazing. However, the PRO-1 PLUS is not simply a beginner's model, experienced players will appreciate the care and attention that has gone into building this sublime model.
The back and sides of the body are crafted using select mahogany, a tonewood that produces a robust midrange tone with plenty of punch. Coupled with this is a solid spruce top, a highly resonant tonewood that makes a fantastic soundboard with excellent projection abilities.
The body shape is that of the ever-popular dreadnought, but has been given a slimmer profile. This makes it much easier to hold and reach around to perform with. Not only that but it makes it lighter in weight, allowing new guitarists to build up to playing whilst standing more easily. is crafted to a dreadnought shape, with a slimmer profile to make it easier to hold whilst playing. Binding protects the body top and back to support the tonewoods and reinforce them against unwanted nicks and chips, whilst creating a distinctive contrast against the natural grain of the woods.
Attached to the body is a beautiful mahogany neck, which has been shaped to the newly designed EZ-pro "C"-profile. The new profile makes it significantly easier to get to grips with and requires much less effort. Married to the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, has been treated to a coating of PRO-Ease lubricant to encourage a smoother playing feel across each one of the 20-frets. The fingerboard binding creates a smooth and seamless playing feel between each fret marker.
To create a playing surface that offers the utmost reassurance, Epiphone have employed highly resilient hardware to carry out each task across the PRO-1 PLUS. Tough rosewood has been given the task of absorbing the stresses that are placed on the bridge. The saddle is built using 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 looser feel, which makes them much easier to manipulate during performances but in no way diminishes their responsiveness. A black scratchless pickguard protects the lower bout of the body from unwanted pick scrapes and is adorned with the customary "Epiphone" E. The iconic sloped-dovewing headstock is home to the chrome premium tuners that have an impressive 18:1 gear ratio. Most guitars have a 14:1 gear ratio, so this ensures that your tuning will remain steadfast, no matter how enthusiastically you attack the strings.
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 Blue Burst 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 Beginner’s Guide to Guitar booklet by Craig Anderton eMedia on-line lessons Humidifier
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