Epiphone have designed their new PRO-1 PLUS dreadnought acoustic guitar to be the easiest and most comfortable to play for new guitarists, whilst still meeting the needs of more experienced players. Taking feedback from professionals, 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 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 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 striking wine red finish.
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. The fingerboard binding creates a smooth and seamless playing feel between each fret marker.
To create an instrument that offers the utmost reassurance whilst you play, Epiphone have carefully selected each piece of hardware to ensure it is perfectly suited to each task. Resilient 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 and making them easier to play along.
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 Wine Red 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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