Epiphone PRO-1 ¾-Size Acoustic Guitar:
A Reduced size Classical with Big Tone and PRO-1 Features
Epiphone presents the new PRO-1 Classic 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar, featuring all the PRO-1 innovative features in a smaller, easy-to-hold 3/4 size.
Learning Guitar Just Got Easy: Since its debut in 2014, the PRO-1 series has revolutionized how people learn guitar. The innovative PRO-1 Acoustic Collection was created with the simple idea of designing a guitar that was easy to play but still adhered to Epiphone’s century-long tradition of making guitars with superb build quality, full tone, and beautiful style. The result is a collection of truly “PRO” guitars that are deliver the vibrant sound that Epiphone is known for. The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar –like all PRO-1 instruments--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 play!
Small Size, Big Sound with Classic Tonewoods: The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitar is a classical style acoustic guitar featuring a beautiful Select Cedar top with an Antique Natural color finish. Cedar is one of the "tonewoods" preferred by classical guitar luthiers for its "sweet" and individual sound. The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 Size has Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing which allows the natural tone of the Select Cedar top to ring out with clear highs and balanced lows. A player can easily hear their progress as they develop their guitar vocabulary with chords and runs.
The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 Size uses Mahogany for the back, sides, and neck. Mahogany is also a favored tonewood for classical guitars and is a perfect compliment to the Select Cedar top, helping to acoustically amplify the beautiful tone of the PRO-1 Classic 3/4 and provide the guitar with a stable foundation in any environment.
EASY TO PLAY FEATURES: The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 has all of the PRO-1 Collection’s innovative easy-to-play features:
Less fatigue. Wrap your hand around the PRO-1 Ultra neck and you’ll immediately feel how comfortable it is. Our 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.
• Make friction fiction. String and fingerboard friction not only slows your playing but also can hurt. Our 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 stabilizes the neck but also makes set-up easier and more precise.
PRO-1 Innovations: The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 has an EZ-Profile™ “D” Shape neck with a traditional 1.89” nut width. The Rosewood fingerboard is treated with a PRO-Ease™ Lubricant which makes the neck feel smooth and “worn in” on your fingers, while JumboPRO™ frets make it easy to hold down Epiphone’s custom Light Gauge Classical strings.
The PRO-1 Classic 3/4 comes standard with Epiphone Deluxe tuners, which have 16:1 ratio tuning gears that help make finding the right pitch quick and intuitive. Ordinary classical guitar 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 Classic 3/4 because the higher 16:1 gear ratio lets you adjust your tuning with greater precision so it’s easier to find the right pitch and stay there.