Instead of the tried and tested combination of a hollow body and sound hole, the SST Classic 1.75 acoustic-electric guitar was developed by Epiphone to combat the inherent feedback problems that threa... Read More
Instead of the tried and tested combination of a hollow body and sound hole, the SST Classic 1.75 acoustic-electric guitar was developed by Epiphone to combat the inherent feedback problems that threaten acoustic performance at high volumes. In a unique construction coup, this nylon-string guitar boasts a revolutionary solidbody design using a spruce top and mahogany body, combined with computer-designed sound chambers that deliver natural acoustic tone. They don't have conventional sound holes because they don't need them.
The SST Classic 1.75 features a 1.75" nut and unrivaled comfort of a SlimTaper mahogany neck, along with the security of professional classical tuners and a rosewood bridge. This guitar features an SST Classic preamp with active volume and EQ controls, the Shadow Nanoflex bridge pickup to convey the gorgeous nylon-string tone through your amp or PA, and an innovative headphone/amp switch that lets you plug a set of regular headphones into the output jack and practice quietly. Not a piezo, the Nanoflex's unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well without the harshness of piezos.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Displaying reviews 1-2
This guitar is a vast improvement over the original Chet Atkins model. The body and neck virtually are the same but the SST pickup is an improvement soundwise. You have bass, treble and volume control. The really nice feature is the ability to practice using headphones. The action seemed right for me but that is a personal thing. Solid as a rock.
I tried this out and was impressed with the solid body / electronic angle, but the neck wasn't quite right. Difficult as the action was left SO high in the factory. I was hoping the neck would be a little more like an electric (i.e. thinner front to back) than a classical. There are plenty of classical acous-elect's out there, what this needs is a more "electric" neck. I wanted it to do Jerry Reed style stuff (he always played nylon, I've heard), but it didn't feel like something I could grow into. The tone response was very good though, through the amp I played it through. Work on that neck, Ephiphone, and I'll buy one.
Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.