Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Electro-Acoustic Guitar, Trans Blue
The Epiphone PRO-1 Ultra comes with a Solid Spruce top for superior sound, a Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system and features all of the PRO Collection's breakthrough innovations.
- All PRO-1 features including JumboPRO™ frets, EZ-Profile™ 'D' neck, dual action truss rod, and humidifier
- Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system
- Solid Spruce top with cutaway for superior sound and reach
- On-line lessons from eMedia® on-line lessons
- Colour: Trans Blue
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When you're ready play live, the PRO-1 Ultra can plug into any size PA or amplifier with the Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system, the same pickup system found in Epiphone's legendary Masterbilt guitars as well as many other classic Epiphones. The PRO-1 Ultra also features a Solid Spruce top for superior sound with beautiful 5-layer Ivory and Black binding just like Epiphone's vintage classics along with all of the PRO Collection's breakthrough innovations. Epiphone, one of the world's oldest and most respected guitar makers, has just made playing and learning guitar easy for everyone.
Creating a truly easy-to-play guitar wasn't easy. And at Epiphone, they take making a great guitar seriously, no matter what the player's level. So Epiphone rethought the guitar from top to bottom to make an instrument that anyone can play right away. The result is a truly 'PRO' guitar that's easy to play, easy to own, and most importantly, delivers the full, vibrant sound that Epiphone is known for. The PRO-1 Plus acoustic guitar is the result of exhaustive analysis, numerous technological innovations, and suggestions from a 'who's who' of professional players. And now it's time to plug in and play!
Easy To Play Features
The PRO-1 has all of the PRO-1 Collection's innovative easy-to-play features:
Less fatigue - Wrap your hand around the PRO-1 neck and you'll immediately feel how comfortable it is. Epiphone's new EZ-Profile™ neck is designed so your hand can easily form chords without feeling fatigued.
Effortless Fretting - Epiphone JumboPRO™ frets make fretting notes and chords seem effortless. JumboPRO™ frets are taller and wider than smaller frets. So, when you push down a string, it's easier to make string contact with the fret with less hand fatigue and finger friction.
Shorter is Easier. Scale length is the distance from the saddle to the nut. The shorter the scale length, the 'looser' the strings feel. Because the PRO-1's scale length is almost 1 inch shorter than most acoustic guitars, the strings are under less tension so you don't have to press hard to get good tone. And – since the frets are closer together-- making chords is easier!
Make friction fiction - String and fingerboard friction not only slows your playing but can also hurt. Epiphone's PRO-Ease™ string and fingerboard coating provides sleek, smooth action with reduced string noise.
No pain, no gain? - Nonsense—Epiphone believes in 'no pain'. Lighter gauge strings are easier to play so every PRO-1 is set-up and equipped with Epiphone Ultra-Light strings.
Easy action - With Epiphone's Dual-Action truss rod, you can adjust the neck in both directions, which not only stabilises the neck but also makes set-up easier and more precise.
Easy to Use
The PRO-1 Ultra, like all classic dreadnaught guitars, has a strong sound with a wide range of tones which makes the choice of the Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system the key to the PRO-1 Ultra's incredible value. The PRO-1 Ultra's Solid Spruce Top—the same top found on many vintage Epiphones—offers any level of player a 'pro' sound from the first note. Over time, a Solid Spruce top will develop an even bigger 'voice' as it ages, giving players that classic 'vintage' Epiphone sound that has inspired everyone from The Beatles to Gary Clark Jr.
When plugged in, the Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system offers a player total control of their sound regardless of the size of the venue you're performing in. The PRO-1 Ultra puts easy-to-use controls right at your fingertips including Master Volume, Bass and Treble EQ, an anti-feedback phase button, and a built-in chromatic tuner. The tuner also has a 'mute' switch to shut the pickup system off temporarily when plugging or unplugging your guitar. The Shadow® Performer™ preamp has a Low Battery indicator and runs easy-to-find and long lasting #2032 Lithium batteries.
While traditional-sized dreadnoughts can be difficult for a new player to get used to, the PRO-1 Ultra has a reduced body depth, which makes it easy to hold for long hours of playing.
Another innovation the PRO-1 Ultra offers is a shorter scale, which makes learning chords and licks faster. PRO-Ease™ Lubricant makes the neck feel smooth and 'worn in' on your fingers, and JumboPRO™ frets make it easy to hold down Epiphone's custom light gauge strings.
A guitar that plays this easy has to be able to get in tune and stay in tune. The PRO-1 Ultra features Epiphone Deluxe tuners which have 18:1 ratio tuning gears that make finding the right pitch quick and intuitive. Ordinary tuners have only a 14:1 ratio, which makes fine tuning difficult, as the string never quite settles in the right place. But tuning is easy with the PRO-1 Ultra because the higher 18:1 gear ratio lets you adjust your tuning with greater precision so it's easier to find the right pitch and stay there.
The PRO-1 Ultra has a newly designed EZ-String™ Rosewood bridge that doesn't use bridge pins. Bridge pins are notorious for being difficult to remove and difficult to seat into the bridge (not to mention easy to lose!). So changing a string and getting it in tune on the PRO 1 Ultra is fast and easy.
Epiphone PRO-1 Ultra Specifications
Top: Solid Spruce, Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing
Body: Select Mahogany, Reduced body depth
Neck: Mahogany, EZ-Profile™ 'D' Shape
Electronics: Designed in Germany by Shadow® Performer™ preamp with NanoFlex™ pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Bass EQ, Treble EQ, Anti-feedback Phase Button, Built in Chromatic Tuner, Tuner On/Off, Low Battery Indicator
Power: Two 2032 Lithium Batteries
Output: 1/4 inch End Pin Jack
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover: White, PVC
Neck Joint: Glued-In
Fingerboard: Rosewood, PRO-Ease™ Lubricant
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots, frets 3,5,7,9,12,15 and 17
Headstock: Sloped Dovewing with historic 'Epiphone' metal badge
Fret: 20, JumboPRO™
Nut: GraphTech® NuBone™
Nut Width: 1.68 inch
Scale Length: 24.75 inch
Tuners: 18:1 ratio Epiphone 'Deluxe'
Strings: Epiphone Ultra-Light (9-47)
Body Top Binding: 5-Layer, Ivory/Black
Body Back Binding: 1-Layer, Ivory
Fingerboard Binding: 1-Layer, Ivory
Pickguard: Black, Scratchless
Saddle: GraphTech® NuBone™, Compensated
Strap Buttons: Yes
Includes: Beginner's Guide to Guitar booklet by Craig Anderton, eMedia® on-line lessons, Humidifier
Colour: Trans Blue
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