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Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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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 Ma... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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.

Designed by Professionals to be easy to play
Creating a truly easy-to-play guitar wasn't easy. Epiphone takes 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 Epiphone is known for. The PRO-1 Ultra acoustic/electric 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.

Less fatigue
Wrap your hand around the PRO-1 Ultra neck and you'll immediately feel how comfortable it is. The 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" 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 also can hurt. The 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.

Features
  • Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce Solid
  • Back & sides: Mahogany Select
  • Bracing pattern: Custom
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Shadow
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase switch
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Other
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: GraphTech NuBone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Easy to play
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: eMedia lessons, Humidifier
  • Country of origin: China
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Review Snapshot

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EpiphonePRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good learner guitar - some quibbles

I got this guitar as a learning guitar for my daughter. Out of the box it was set up well, just needing a quick tune to be ready to play. It sounds good...Read complete review

I got this guitar as a learning guitar for my daughter. Out of the box it was set up well, just needing a quick tune to be ready to play. It sounds good either plugged in or unplugged. Two quibbles about the guitar I received. According to the Epiphone web-site, the electronics are supposed to be a shadow performer preamp with a nanoflex pickup. The Shadow Performer line of pre-amps come in a variety of iterations, but the one epiphone shows on its web-site is the shadow performer tuner model, which includes a built in chromatic tuner. The pre-amp actually installed on the guitar does not have the chromatic tuner, but rather what appears to be the "double-play" slider, which is supposed to be used to blend between a bridge mounted nanoFlex pickup and a fingerboard mounted nanoMag pickup. Since I don't believe this guitar includes the NanoMag pickup, I don't see any advantage in having the slider, and would rather have the chromatic tuner instead. I also kind of don't like the "end-pin" jack, as it is a non-standard "button" size for attaching a strap. I would prefer to have a standard strap pin button on the end, and have the jack mounted elsewhere.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

10 years in the making!

Bought this for a student of mine as I select guitars for them. Epiphone blanketed the universe with advertising about all of the research, science and professional input that went into the design of...Read complete review

Bought this for a student of mine as I select guitars for them. Epiphone blanketed the universe with advertising about all of the research, science and professional input that went into the design of this questionable assemblage of wood products and by products.
Had had one of the first generation which was a great sounding starter, much like the Wechter Maple Lake series.
This one isn't just flat, it's dead. No chime. Headstock has been bent back very far for the shortened scale length, it is hard to get a consistent spot-on note. Chords sound ghastly, even with the instrument "in tune."
Not easy on beginning fingers with rudimentary chording on the first through third frets. Couldn't get a decent sounding "A" to save my life. Even fret-ease couldn't help save my man's fingers (a disabled vet.)
As far as service goes, MF is just as great as could be; Sara is the best and is working on a substitute as I write this. They truly value your satisfaction.
Where we live on The Outer Banks, music stores aren't within access to try these out first.
Thanks for the opportunity to express my opinion, I do hope that others have greater success, maybe this is just a lemon.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would definitely buy this product again

By Michael

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune
  • Very easy action

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is great. Beautiful finish. Lovely rich tones both acoustically or with an amplifier.
    This guitar plays like a guitar that costs thousands not hundreds.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    epiphone hit a home run!

    By JDF

    from NH

    About Me Child

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      bought for my son and he plays longer and enjoys practice more than with his other guitars. I also enjoy this fine quality guitar and hope the strings become more readily available!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easy on the the ears and the fingers!

      By Fonz

      from N.Y.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Bought it for my son's first guitar.He picked it right up and played for hours.It really is easy to fret.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        For the money, nothing better.

        By Flip Reality

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          If you are small like me, 5'8" tall with small hands, this is your acoustic. Practical, economical, constructed way above it's price range. You will pick it up quite frequently and go at it! GREAT VALUE!

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great deals, awesome prices!

          By RC

          from Highland,CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Used for practice

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This One is Good

            By Ken

            from Raleigh, NC

            Site Member

            Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is easy on the hands and has very good tone quality, bending notes effortless.Guitar was shipped to store and arrived ready to play. Technician looked it over and said all it needed was playing.The Shadow Performer Series Pickup works well, tuning takes a little getting use to but it's fine.I own an FT45-D Epipi and a Less Paul both with D necks, but find the C neck design very comfortable. Having had two hand surgeries and being an active hobby player over 25yrs this guitar delivers what was advertised, less fatigue and easy fretting. Guitar finish is perfect.Band member commented that it played almost as smooth as his solid body,"almost".lol For the money it's a good buy.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This One is Good

            By Ken

            from Raleigh, NC

            Site Member

            Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is easy on the hands and has very good tone quality, bending notes effortless.Guitar was shipped to store and arrived ready to play. Technician looked it over and said all it needed was playing.The Shadow Performer Series Pickup works well, tuning takes a little getting use to but it's fine.I own an FT45-D Epipi and a Less Paul both with D necks, but find the C neck design very comfortable. Having had two hand surgeries and being an active hobby player over 25yrs this guitar delivers what was advertised, less fatigue and easy fretting. Guitar finish is perfect.Band member commented that it played almost as smooth as his solid body,""almost"".lol For the money it's a good buy.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            This One Is Good

            By CK

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Guitar played fine right out of the box, shipped to local retailer, Setup Tech was impressed that it needed no adjustment. Having had two hand surgeries I find the instrument does require less pressure on the strings which makes playing easier.Guitar has a bright sound quality. The Shadow Performer Series and the tuning pegs take a little getting use to.. Although Epiphone recommends the Pro1 strings the EXP 12 sounds better.

                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great design, only fair execution

                By Lyle

                from Klamath Falls, Oregon

                Site Member

                Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                The photos are of the first guitar that arrived - and no, those aren't flash reflections. While the finish appeared 'bleached' in spots, the quality control tags were all initialed as 'passed'. After sending the first Pro-1 back, the second guitar had a much better finish, though it still didn't have the on-board tuner as advertised. As there were no others in stock, Guitar center and I settled 'out of court' for an add-on Snark tuner. The strings weren't as advertised, either - my caliper shows the 'E' string to be a .10, and not the .09 as listed in specifications. That may be picky, but I'd like to see what this thing would do with super light strings! So far, I haven't been able to find an Epiphone set with a .09. Okay, now for the positive part of the review: Both guitars played great. This acoustic plays like an electric - the action is low, the thinner body does make it easier to hold for long periods, and every note on a barre chord rings nicely. The whole objective of this guitar is for easy playability, and it achieves that goal. Its ability to hold tune is only fair - but then, the woods and craftsmanship aren't the finest. This is a budget guitar, and doesn't pretend to be a high-end instrument. It took a little tweaking and peaking to get it set right - and a proper set-up from a trusted luthier won't hurt. All that said, this is a great guitar for putting on a stand next to the couch. It's easy and fun to play, and would make an excellent first acoustic. It doesn't have a BIG voice, but then, you don't have to sing over it as loud, either.

                (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Very sorry I purchased this guitar.

                By Crash

                from Champaign, IL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • NONE

                Cons

                • Requires Constant Tuning
                • Won't Tune And Buzzes

                Best Uses

                • Make A Clock Out Of It

                Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 ULTRA Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                This guitar was on back orders for months. I wish that I knew what a inferior instrument this thing was, I would have got something else. I traded it in on a Martin.

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