The Epiphone PR-4E acoustic-electric guitar has been a best-seller since its release over a decade ago, giving beginners a chance to learn on a guitar that had both professional sound and quality construction at a great price. The PR-4E continues Epiphone’s long tradition of building every instrument to last a lifetime.
The PR-4E features a select spruce top, one of the preferred tonewoods when making acoustic guitars because of its ability to hold up to hours of playing time in all kinds of venues and still project a rich tone. The PR-4E’s select spruce top is supported by vintage-style X-bracing—just like vintage Epiphone Masterbilts—which not only supports the top but also gives the PR-4E considerable volume and balance for its size.
It’s a perfect guitar for singer-songwriters too, and thanks to the quality construction and combination of spruce and mahogany (back and sides), the PR-4E doesn’t suffer from sounding “boomy” or “scooped” like other beginner guitars. Its Venetian cutaway allows easy reach to the upper frets and gives the PR-4E a distinctive profile that’s both modern and classic. The PR-4E’s mahogany body features 5-layer white-and-black binding and the mahogany neck and single-layer white binding along the neck. The Epiphone-trademark Sloped Dovewing headstock features premium covered 14:1 ratio.
The PR-4E’s piezo pickup system is located under the saddle. The guitar’s built-in electronics are mounted on the upper bout of the guitar and feature easy-to-use boost and cut controls for treble, middle and bass. There is also a volume control along with a phase switch and a low-battery light indicator. A 9-volt battery compartment is located next to the EQ controls allowing for quick changes during a show.
Case sold separately.