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As a winner of 11 GRAMMYs and a member of the Billboard Hall of Fame, Joan Sebastian is perhaps Mexico's most famous and celebrated singer/songwriter. with a career spanning 35 years and hundreds of songs. From a philosophy driven by three simple beliefs -- Faith, Love and Luck -- Joan draws strength and inspiration.

Presenting the new Joan Sebastian signature "Soñador" (the Dreamer) and "Triunfadora" (the Achiever) acoustic/electric guitars.


From the moment you first see the distinctive mother-of-pearl inlays featuring the Cross (Faith), the Heart (Love) and the Horseshoe (Luck), the new Joan Sebastian Sonador is an inspiration. But once you pick up the guitar and you play it, you know that this is a dream come true.

The Perfect Combination of Size and Power: With a body shape inspired by Gibson's famous J-185, the new "Sonador" is slightly smaller than a Super Jumbo guitar making it a much more comfortable instrument to play while still maintaining great acoustic power and projection. Producing a big sound with clear acoustics, it is equally impressive for powerful strumming or delicate fingerpicking, and everything in between. And, it's beautiful rounded cut-away not only gives it a distinctive look, but also allows for easy fret access up to its 20th fret.

Quality Tone Woods: At the heart of every guitar is the wood and with an acoustic guitar, nothing contributes more to its tone than the top. That's why the new "Sonador" features a Solid Sitka Spruce top with hand-scalloped, lightweight bracing that only improves with age. A solid Mahogany neck is hand-fitted to it's Mahogany body using a traditional dovetail neck joint and Titebond(TM) glue providing maximum surface contact and strength. Combined, the result is a guitar with deep rich lows and shimmering highs with just the right amount of mid-range. Top it all off with an elegant solid Rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl "horseshoe" inlays and you've got a one-of-a-kind instrument.

Built-In Electronics: When you're ready to perform live, so is the Sonador! Powered by an AT-3000 preamp, you have a Master Volume control as well as both High and Low EQ controls with +/-12dB of range right at your fingertips. Capturing both body and string sound, the preamp is connected to a piezo element pickup mounted under its compensated saddle. Plug in using the combination ¼" output/endpin jack and you're ready to go live anytime, anywhere!

A Dream to Play: The new "Sonador" is not only easy on the eyes and ears, it's easy to play as well. The neck features Epiphone's famous SlimTaper(TM) profile. This D-shaped neck is slim enough to give you the speed you want but thick enough provide the stability and playing comfort you need -- performance after performance. At 1.725", the nut width and therefore the string spacing is just slightly wider than your typical acoustic guitar. This not only makes it easy to finger notes more cleanly, it also makes it perfect for finger-style picking.

Other Premium Features: The "Sonador" also features a smooth, durable Rosewood fingerboard fitted with 20 medium/jumbo frets for years of playing enjoyment. Premium 14:1 die-cast machine heads provide excellent tuning accuracy and stability. Not to mention, Joan's signature on the back of the headstock. Other premium touches include a multi-bound body on the top and back as well as a bound fingerboard. Backed by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and the power of Gibson’s 24/7/365 day Customer Service, the new Joan Sebastian "Sonador" is a dream come true.

Soñador Specifications

Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce with Hand-Scalloped Bracing
Body Material: Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Binding: Body = Multi Binding on top and back; PVC, Neck = Single Binding; PVC
Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM), D-profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail neck joint
Frets: 20; medium/jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with "dot" inlay
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Nut Width: 1.725"
Hardware: Nickel
Machine Heads: Die-cast; 14:1 ratio
Bridge Pickup: Piezo Element
Controls: AT-3000 Preamp, Master Volume Slider, High EQ (+/-12dB), Low EQ (+/-12dB), Low Battery Indicator LED
Power: 9-Volt
Output: 1/4" Endpin
Bridge: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl "horseshoe" inlays
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

 


The Ultimate Achievement: When you've achieved your dreams and are ready for an instrument as accomplished as you are, the new Joan Sebastian "Triunfadora" is the perfect guitar for you. With its gorgeous appearance, premium features and distinctive mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays featuring the Cross (Faith), the Heart (Love) and the Horseshoe (Luck), the new Joan Sebastian "Triunfadora" is a true achievement in guitar design and quality.

The Perfect Combination of Size and Power: With a body shape inspired by Gibson's famous J-185, the new "Triunfadora' is slightly smaller than a Super Jumbo guitar making it a much more comfortable instrument to play while still maintaining great acoustic power and projection. Producing a big sound with clear acoustics, it is equally impressive for powerful strumming or delicate fingerpicking, and everything in between. And, it's beautiful rounded cut-away not only gives it a distinctive look, but also allows for easy fret access up to its 20th fret.

The Beauty is in the Details: As distinctive as the man himself, the new "Triunfadora" spares no expense when it comes to details. Just one looks at its Rosewood body wrapped in Abalone multi-binding, mother-of-pearl "crosses" inlaid into the bound fingerboard with elegant "moustache" shaped end and it's clear that this guitar is special. But what really sets it apart from all other is its sound hole rosette featuring 13 hearts inlaid into a ring of rosewood. Joan Sebastian chose this distinctive feature to pay tribute to the many loves he has found and lost in his life.

Quality Tone Woods: At the heart of every guitar is the wood and with an acoustic guitar, nothing contributes more to it’s tone than the top. That's why the new "Triunfadora" features a Solid Sitka Spruce top with hand-scalloped, lightweight bracing that only improves with age. A solid Mahogany neck is hand-fitted to it's premium Rosewood body using a traditional dovetail neck joint and Titebond(TM) glue providing maximum surface contact and strength. Combined, the result is a guitar with deep rich lows and shimmering highs with just the right amount of mid-range and warmth. Top it all off with an elegant solid Rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl "horseshoe" inlays and you've got a one-of-a-kind instrument.

Premium On-Board Electronics with Built-In Tuner: With Epiphone's new, eSonic(TM) preamp and NanoFlex(TM) pickup system, the "Triunfadora" comes alive when plugged in. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the new 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. You can even push in the "tuner" button and unplug the guitar without a loud "pop." 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 old-fashioned, heavy 9V batteries. Under the "Triunfadora'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.

Epiphone's Famous SlimTaper(TM) Neck: The new "Truinfadora" not only looks and sounds amazing; it's also a joy to play as well. The neck features Epiphone's famous SlimTaper(TM) profile. This D-shaped neck is slim enough to give you the speed you want but thick enough provide the stability and playing comfort you need -- performance after performance. At 1.725", the nut width and therefore the string spacing is just slightly wider than your typical acoustic guitar. This not only makes it easy to finger notes more cleanly, it also makes it perfect for finger-style picking.

Other Premium Features: The "Triunfadora" also features a smooth, durable Rosewood fingerboard fitted with 20 medium/jumbo frets for years of playing enjoyment. Gold plated, premium 14:1 Grover(TM) machine heads with stepped buttons provide excellent tuning accuracy and stability. Other premium touches include a multi-bound body on the top and back as well as a bound fingerboard. To top it all off, the guitar comes with an embroidered leather strap just like the one Joan uses bearing the Cross, Heart and Horseshoe. Backed by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and the power of Gibson’s 24/7/365 day Customer Service, the new Joan Sebastian "Triunfadora" is truly an achievement in guitar building.

Triunfadora Specifications:

Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce with Hand-Scalloped Bracing
Body Material: Rosewood
Neck Material: Mahogany
Binding: Body = Mulit Binding on top and back, PVC/Abalone, Neck = Single Binding, PVC
Sound Hole Rosette: 13 MOP "Hearts" inlaid into a ring of Rosewood, PVC inlaid around rosette
Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM), D-Profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail neck joint
Frets: 20, medium/jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with "dot" inlay
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Nut Width: 1.725"
Hardware: Gold
Machine Heads: Grover(TM), with stepped buttons: 14:1 ratio
Bridge Pickup: Shadow(TM) NanoFlex(TM) element pickup
Controls: Shadow(TM) eSonic(TM) preamp, Built-In Chromatic Tuner, Tuner On/Off (Auto Mute function when ON), Master Volume, High EQ, Low EQ, EQ Shape Slider, Phase Switch (feedback cancellation), Low Battery Indicator LED
Power: Two #2032 Lithium Batteries
Output: 1/4" Endpin
Bridge: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl "horseshoe" inlays
Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Other: "Joan Sebastian" Signature on back of headstock
Includes: "Joan Sebastin" Faith/Love/Luck Lether Strap

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