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Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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For almost 20 years, the Epiphone PR-5E acoustic-electric guitar has taken the stage with countless musicians. Designed by Epiphone in 1990, its distinctive body shape was patterned after Epiphone's c... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

For almost 20 years, the Epiphone PR-5E acoustic-electric guitar has taken the stage with countless musicians. Designed by Epiphone in 1990, its distinctive body shape was patterned after Epiphone's classic 335 guitars such as the Sheraton and Casino. But instead of a double-cutaway, it features a unique, single "Florentine" or sharp cutaway. The result is a large lower bout providing excellent lows and solid mid-range with easy access to the upper frets on the neck. The premium select spruce top uses a hand-scalloped, proprietary X-bracing pattern. Combined with the slightly arched mahogany back and mahogany sides, the PR-5E provides a sweet tone that projects well even when unplugged. Its Mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile, makes the PR-5E very easy and comfortable to play without fatigue. Legendary Grover machine heads for tuning accuracy and stability with premium gold hardware and split-diamond, pearloid fingerboard inlays make the PR-5E an extraordinary value.

Recently updated with Epiphone's eSonic preamp and NanoFlex pickup system, the PR-5E comes alive when plugged in. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the eSonic preamp features a built-in, easy to use tuner. When engaged, the guitar's output is automatically muted ” with no "popping" noise ” making it a perfect choice for stage use. Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include master volume, bass, treble, EQ shape, low battery indicator and a phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback. The preamp uses two 2032 lithium watch batteries that are not only lightweight, but provide significantly longer life than heavy 9V batteries. Under the PR-5E's compensated saddle is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex low-impedance pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos.

Features
  • Top: Select, hand-scalloped Spruce
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Split-Diamond Inlays
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Machine Heads: Grover
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Electronics: eSonic Preamp with NanoFlex pickup
  • Built-In Tuner, Master Volume, Master Tone, Phase, Treble, Bass, EQ shape,
  • Low battery indicator, Tuner On/Off/Mute
  • Power: Two 2032 Lithium Batteries
  • Output: 1/4", end pin
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EpiphonePR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Epiphone Pr5 Acoustic-Electric

This guitar is a good example of bigger bang for less of your buck. Unplugged, it has a fairly thin sound, but is loud enough to play to a youth group meeting or...Read complete review

This guitar is a good example of bigger bang for less of your buck. Unplugged, it has a fairly thin sound, but is loud enough to play to a youth group meeting or small coffee house gig. Plugged in though, the shadow preamp system is a monster. I get a great plugged in sound on this guitar straight through the PA, or on my Behringer acoustic amp. On all the pr5 models I have played, the fret work has been lackluster above the 15th fret, so if you plan on doing high register soloing on this acoustic, bring a slide. In all, if you're on a budget and need a decent acoustic-electric, this is your guitar.

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Waste of Money

Got it played it, electronics broke, fixed it, electronics broke again. powered by watch batteries which last like 4 days. Sounds good when working right, but that hasn't seem to be very...Read complete review

Got it played it, electronics broke, fixed it, electronics broke again. powered by watch batteries which last like 4 days. Sounds good when working right, but that hasn't seem to be very often. Go with a yamaha APX series guitar. Had one for 7 years never took it in once. Not even for a neck adjustment. Going to get one today and sell the epiphone.

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(39 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Sound

By Jug

from Rolla, MO

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I owned the PR5-E and played it nonstop until the day I had to let it go. It was beatific, and and it produced a certain sound with the right strings that I have yet to find in another guitar. Anyone interested in a marvelously sounding acoustic-electric guitar at a reasonable price should seriously consider this one.

(35 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epiphone Pr5 Acoustic-Electric

By clarkie07

from Greenville, AL

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a good example of bigger bang for less of your buck. Unplugged, it has a fairly thin sound, but is loud enough to play to a youth group meeting or small coffee house gig. Plugged in though, the shadow preamp system is a monster. I get a great plugged in sound on this guitar straight through the PA, or on my Behringer acoustic amp. On all the pr5 models I have played, the fret work has been lackluster above the 15th fret, so if you plan on doing high register soloing on this acoustic, bring a slide. In all, if you're on a budget and need a decent acoustic-electric, this is your guitar.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epiphone PR5-E

By sohaibh

from Warwick, RI

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is one of the best guitars out there in this price range. The guitar had a great setup right out of the box. It is an extremely nicely built guitar. The guitar has a really nice looking cutaway. The split-diamond inlays look awesome too. It has an Epi-Six preamp with an EQ. It sounds great unplugged or plugged in. This is my main guitar i use for my gigs.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar

By CDOG

from bolinas, CA

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

The Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a really nice piece of work.Don't let the little price tag make you think this guitar must be to cheaply made. Its not junk, she rocks!! Acoustically its very clean and pretty not super load. Plug her in and you will hear load clear acoustic tone, I diect inject to the board with a little comp and verb for some sweet blues, countryish tones. Nice preamp as well, for live I like to block the soundhole, I also lowerd the action a bit and changed up to thicker gauge strings. I love the finish on mine,"tobacco sunburst"!!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it.

By KS

from Grayslake, IL

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love my Epiphone PR5-E. Bought the ebony color and it looked very nice. The built-in amp worked very well, sounded great on my Marshall amp. I would say this guitar is worth the price, recommended for sure.

(5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Waste of Money

By SAL

from BC

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Got it played it, electronics broke, fixed it, electronics broke again. powered by watch batteries which last like 4 days. Sounds good when working right, but that hasn't seem to be very often. Go with a yamaha APX series guitar. Had one for 7 years never took it in once. Not even for a neck adjustment. Going to get one today and sell the epiphone.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Xmas Gift that keeps giving

By Johnny P

from Warren, PA

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My wife got me this for Xmas and I wasn't sure since I was a "telecaster man", but as soon as I picked it up, it was love at first strum. The neck is very easy to play and the thin side is a big plus, but with the thin body, you don't get a lot of volume. When I plugged it into my Super Champ XD and turned to the acousitc setting, WOW, great sound, great tone!!! I put some Ernie Balls on it and it is my go to guitar. Great axe, great deal!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my PR5-e

By Robin the Hammer

from Woodstock NY

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been a Gibson man all my life. For the last ten years I've used a J-185 with a Fishman. Acoustically, the PR5E can't compare, though it's a nice guitar. But plugged in, it kills! The sound is superior to acoust-electrics costing ten times as much. And the fretwork way up the neck is spot on, at least on mine. Terrific guitar for a few bucks, and it is GORGEOUS!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for me!

By Lars

from Pasadena, CA

Pros

  • Easy on the fingers
  • Excellent sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I'm an intermediate student player. This is the fourth Guitar I've played regularly. I really love this thing. The other two acoustics, a cheap Kona and well worn Yamaha were just to hard on my hand playing Barre chords. Within minutes I was in pain. I tested every guitar at GC within a reasonable price range to find a steel string that I liked the setup on. Though my son's Fender electric is easy on the hands, I wanted an electric/acoustic I could play around the campfire too. I almost resigned myself to a nylon string and as I was walking away I saw the PR5E. 30 seconds with it and I was sold. Not a single regret after months of playing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epiphone PR5-E

      By Epiphonelover05

      from Rochester NY

      Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar. It plays so good! I have used this in gigs several times and I get comments about how good it sounds. And the price sounds good to! This guitar is great for anyone from beginner to pro who's looking for a great sounding, great playing Acoustic-Electric.

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