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Learning and playing guitar, particularly an acoustic guitar, can be a real challenge.

The #1 REASON for giving up

Ask any player about learning guitar and you’ll often hear comments like:
“I could never get it in tune,”
“My fingers hurt too much,” and
“It was hard to play so I just gave up."

Say goodbye to the “learning guitar” blues, and hello to the joy of playing music on a new family of fine instruments.

The Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Collection of guitars provides four stellar solutions. Drawing on a combined 260 years of experience, Epiphone and Gibson luthiers have re-invented the acoustic guitar to create an instrument easy enough to get started on, but which sounds so good you’ll keep playing it all your life.

Only Air Guitar is Easier to Play

Creating a truly easy-to-play guitar isn’t easy. But thanks to exhaustive analysis, numerous technological innovations, and suggestions from a “who’s who” of professional players, the PRO-1 guitars aren’t only easy to play - they are easy to use, easy to own, and deliver a full, vibrant tone that creates a truly satisfying acoustic guitar experience. Maybe it’s not surprising that the world’s easiest-to-play guitar comes from Epiphone, the world's #1 maker of affordable professional instruments. What is surprising is what happens when you experience a PRO-1 guitar. Start making your dream for an easy-playing guitar a reality by visiting your nearest Epiphone dealer today.

Easy to Play
EZ-Profile™ Neck Profile means a great feeling neck that is EASY to play with minimal fatigue!
EZ Profile
JumboPRO™ Frets make fingering EASY and painless.
JumPRO Frets
PRO-Ease™ String and Fingerboard Lubricant reduces friction making fingering EASY and painless.
PRO Ease
Epiphone® Ultra-Light Strings make for EASY fretting and less friction against your fingers.
Epiphone-Light Strings
Dual-Action Truss Rod allows for EASY set up with different string gauges and precise neck adjustment with lower string action, making the guitar EASIER to play.
Dual-Action Truss Rod
Shorter Scale Length makes strings EASY to push down and “fret” without pain.
Shorter Scale Length
Easy to Use
New Epiphone “Deluxe” Tuners with precision-fine 18:1 gear ratio for EASY and improved tuning accuracy and stability compared to typical 14:1 ratio tuners.
Epiphone Deluxe Tuners
Thinner Comfortable Body makes the guitar more comfortable to hold and EASY to strum and play.
Thinner Comfortable Body
EZ-String™ Bridge makes re-stringing fast and EASY by using a STRING-THRU design. No more difficult-to-seat string pins that can result in string slippage.
EZ-String Bridge
Tools of the Trade: Each Epiphone PRO-1 guitar also includes: Scratchless Pickguard, Sound Hole Humidifier, Beginners Guide, eMedia™ On-Line Guitar Lessons
Tools of the Trade
PRO-1™ Accessory Kit (optional) The perfect companion for your new PRO-1 guitar.
PRO-1 Accessories Kit
Easy on the Ears
PRO-prietary™ Bracing Pattern custom designed for great tone and a LIFETIME of performance. And every PRO-1 is SEALED on the inside to protect it from the environment.
PRO-prietary Bracing Pattern
GraphTech™ Saddle and Nut are made from very hard and highly resonant NuBone™ material for enhanced tone, increased harmonics and volume with less tuning “hang-ups.”
GraphTech Saddle & Nut
Quality Tonewoods - Great sounding guitars start with great materials. The PRO-1’s feature legendary tonewoods such as Mahogany, Spruce, Rosewood,
and Cedar.
Quality Tone Woods
The Collection
All PRO-1 Acoustic Guitars Feature:
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Glued In Neck Joint
  • EZ-Profile™ Neck Profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • JumboPRO™ Frets
  • Dual-Action Truss Rod
  • PRO-Ease™ Lubricant
  • Graph Tech® Nut
  • Short Scale Length
  • Deluxe Tuners
  • Ultra-Light Strings
  • EZ-String™/Pinless Rosewood Bridge
  • Graph Tech® Saddle
  • Humidifier
  • eMedia® On-Line Lessons
  • Guitar Beginner's Guide
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Optional Case
  • Optional Accessory Kit
PRO-1™Good Value
$119Est. U.S. Street Price Buy Now
Scratchless Pickguard 5 Color Options
PRO-1™ ClassicGood Value
$119Est. U.S. Street Price Buy Now
Bound Fingerboard
PRO-1™ PlusBetter Features
$229Est. U.S. Street Price Buy Now
Scratchless Pickguard 5 Color Options Solid Tonewood Top Bound Fingerboard Multi-Bound Body
PRO-1™ UltraBest Performance
$329Est. U.S. Street Price Buy Now
Scratchless Pickguard 5 Color Options Solid Tonewood Top Bound Fingerboard Multi-Bound Body Cut-Away Body Design Shadow® Performer Preamp
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PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar
PRO-1™
Acoustic Guitar
Specifications
Top Select Spruce; Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing
Body Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth
Neck Mahogany; EZ-PRO™ “C” Shape Profile
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover White; PVC
Neck Joint Glued-In
Fingerboard Rosewood; PRO-Ease™ Lubricant
Fingerboard Inlay Dots; frets 3,5,7,9,12,15 and 17
Headstock Sloped Dovewing with historic “Epiphone” metal badge
Fret 20; JumboPRO™
Nut GraphTech® NuBone™
Nut Width 1.68"
Scale Length 24.75”
Tuners 18:1 ratio Epiphone "Deluxe"
Strings Epiphone Ultra-Light (9-47)
Bridge Rosewood
Binding Body Top - 1-Layer; Black
Body Back 1-Layer; Black
Pickguard Black; Scratchless
Saddle GraphTech® NuBone™; Compensated
Strap Buttons Yes
Hardware Chrome
Includes Beginner’s Guide to Guitar booklet by Craig Anderton
eMedia® on-line lessons
Humidifier
Colors Blueburst, Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst, Wine Red
Optional AccessoryPRO™ Steel Kit (#E-ACCPRO)
Hard Case (#940-PRSTCS)

The PRO-1 is a “dreadnought” style acoustic guitar, probably the most recognized acoustic guitar profile in the world and a model that Epiphone has been perfecting since 1932. Dreadnought style guitars are known for their incredible volume and tonal range. They are a both a songwriter’s and rocker’s best friend. There’s hardly a recording made that doesn’t feature a dreadnought acoustic guitar. But traditional dreadnoughts are also “big” guitars and difficult for new players to learn on as their first guitar. Now the PRO-1 changes all that for the better.

The PRO-1 features the classic dreadnought profile and tonewoods such as Select Spruce and Mahogany but with a reduced body depth, which makes it easier and more comfortable to hold and play. The Select Spruce top—the source of the PRO-1’s tone—has “sealed” Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing that allows the full range of the guitar to ring out with clear highs and solid lows while also keeping the guitar stable in any environment. If the heart of a great guitar is its top and bracing, its soul is found in the neck—how it feels in your hands and how easy it is to go from one chord to another.

The PRO-1 uses classic tonewoods like Mahogany for the neck and Rosewood for the fingerboard, but with innovative features that reduce hand fatigue and finger fatigue. Where as vintage models typically have big chunky necks, the PRO-1’s EZ-PRO™ “C” Shape is easy on your hands. The shorter scale makes learning chords and licks faster. PRO-Ease™ Lubricant makes the neck feel smooth and “worn in” on your fingers, and JumboPRO™ frets make it easy to hold down light gauge strings.

Epiphone’s Deluxe tuners have 18:1 tuning gears that make finding the correct pitch quick and intuitive. The GraphTech® NuBone™ and bridge saddle are made from hard and resonant TUSQ material, increasing the guitar’s volume and harmonic “voice.” And the PRO-1 also features another innovation that even pros have been asking for: the EZ-String™ Bridge that doesn’t require string pins. No more getting your string caught on a string pin (or losing a pin in the dark while you’re on stage). The PRO-1 makes the world’s most famous style of guitar easy.

PRO-1 Classic
PRO-1
Classic™ Guitar
Specifications
Top Select Cedar; Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing
Body Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth; 4/4 size
Neck Mahogany; EZ-PRO™ “D” Shape Profile
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Neck Joint Glued-In
Fingerboard Rosewood; PRO-Ease™ Lubricant
Fingerboard Inlay None
Headstock Sloped Dovewing with historic “Epiphone” metal badge
Fret 10; JumboPRO™
Nut GraphTech® NuBone™
Nut Width 1.75"
Scale Length 25.60”
Tuners 16:1 ratio Epiphone "Deluxe" Classical
Strings Epiphone Ultra-Light (28-42)
Bridge Rosewood
Binding Body Top - 4-Layer; Black/Ivory
Body Back – 1-Layer; Black
Fingerboard – 1-Layer; Black
Pickguard None
Saddle GraphTech® NuBone™
Strap Buttons Yes
Hardware Chrome
Includes Beginner’s Guide to Guitar booklet by Craig Anderton
eMedia® on-line lessons
Humidifier
Colors Antique Natural
Optional AccessoryPRO™ Nylon Kit (#E-ACCPRON)
Gigbag (#940-CLSGIG)

The PRO-1 Classic is modeled after the world’s great classical guitars and features the same tonewoods used to make the best classical instruments. Classical guitars are known for offering players incredible range in tonal range. And the PRO-1 Classic's balanced sound and PRO features make it easy for a player to discover their unique “voice" on guitar.

Classical guitarists, much like string players, are revered for making their instrument "sing" and for offering listeners performances that are complex and emotional. The PRO-1 Classic features a Select Cedar top with distinctive 4-layer black and ivory binding and Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing. Cedar is one of the favorite "tonewoods" preferred by classical guitar luthiers for its "sweet" and individual sound. The PRO-1’s Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing allows the natural tone of the Select Cedar top to ring out with clear highs and balanced lows so a player can easily hear their progress as they develop their guitar vocabulary with chords and runs.

The PRO-1 Classic uses Mahogany for the back, sides, and neck. Mahogany is also a favored tonewood for classical guitars. Mahogany is a perfect compliment to the Select Cedar top, helping to acoustically amplify the PRO-1 Classic’s incredible tone and also provide the guitar with a stable foundation in any environment. The beauty of both Cedar and Mahogany gives the PRO-1 Classic a sophisticated profile that easily compares to any classical guitar made around the world.

In addition to all the great PRO-1 features that make it easy to play, the PRO-1 Classic features a slightly narrower 1.75” nut width compared to traditional classical guitars. The narrower spacing found on the EZ-PRO™ “D” Shape neck profile makes it easier to reach all the strings when learning chords. The PRO-1 Classic is simply the ideal classical guitar—beautiful sound, classic look, and made to be played, no matter what your skill level.

PRO-1 Plus
PRO-1 Plus™
Acoustic Guitar
Specifications
Top Solid Spruce; Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing
Body Select Mahogany; Reduced body depth
Neck Mahogany; EZ-PRO™ “C” Shape Profile
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover White; PVC
Neck Joint Glued-In
Fingerboard Rosewood; PRO-Ease™ Lubricant
Fingerboard Inlay Dots; frets 3,5,7,9,12,15 and 17
Headstock Sloped Dovewing with historic “Epiphone” metal badge
Fret 20; JumboPRO™
Nut GraphTech® NuBone™
Nut Width 1.68"
Scale Length 24.75”
Tuners 18:1 ratio Epiphone "Deluxe"
Strings Epiphone Ultra-Light (9-47)
Bridge Rosewood
Binding Body Top - 5-Layer; Ivory/Black
Body Back – 1-Layer; Ivory
Fingerboard – 1-Layer; Ivory
Pickguard Black; Scratchless
Saddle GraphTech® NuBone™; Compensated
Strap Buttons Yes
Hardware Chrome
Includes Beginner’s Guide to Guitar booklet by Craig Anderton
eMedia® on-line lessons
Humidifier
Colors Blueburst, Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst, Wine Red
Optional AccessoryPRO™ Steel Kit (#E-ACCPRO)
Hard Case (#940-PRSTCS)

The inspiration for the PRO-1 Plus was Epiphone’s legendary Masterbilt Series—beautiful styling and superior tone. The PRO-1 Plus has all of the PRO-1 Collection’s features including a short scale neck, ultra light strings, and “Deluxe” super accurate 18:1 ratio tuners but with a Solid Spruce Top. The Solid Spruce top gives the PRO-1 Plus the same “voice” as the world’s most famous vintage models.

A Solid Spruce top is one of the most popular tonewoods for acoustic guitars and one that Epiphone has used to make acoustic instruments since the 1930s. For your PRO-1 Plus, you’ll find that over time, a Solid Spruce top will develop an even bigger “voice” as it ages, giving players that classic “vintage” Epiphone sound that has inspired everyone from The Beatles to Gary Clark Jr. The Solid Spruce top features Custom PRO-Prietary™ bracing which allows the Solid Spruce to resonate freely while still keeping its shape—and its tone—in any environment.

The PRO-1 Plus also features 5-layer Ivory and Black binding around the body top and Ivory binding on the body back and fingerboard for the same classic look found on Epiphones like the Inspired by “1964” Texan. The combination of the Solid Spruce top and a short scale Mahogany neck instantly gives anyone playing the PRO-1 Plus incredible flexibility. With the “Deluxe” tuners and a GraphTech® NuBone™ and compensated saddle (with no pins!), getting in tune is quick and intuitive. With light strings and a smooth Rosewood neck with PRO-Ease™ Lubricant, the PRO-1 Plus instantly feels like you’ve owned it and played it for years. And with light strings and JumboPRO™ frets, even the most advanced chords come easy. The PRO-1 Plus with a Solid Spruce top will instantly sound like an instrument you’ve been playing your whole life.

PRO-1 Ultra
PRO-1 Ultra™
Acoustic/Electric Guitar
Specifications
Top Solid Spruce; Custom PRO-Prietary™ Bracing
Body Select Mahogany with Venetian Cutaway; Reduced body depth
Electronics Designed in Germany by Shadow®, Performer™ preamp with NanoFlex™ pickup
Controls Master Volume, Bass EQ, Treble EQ, Anti-feedback Phase Button, Built in Chromatic Tuner, Tuner On/Off; Off mutes output signal
Power Two #2032 Lithium Batteries
Output ¼” End Pin Jack
Neck Mahogany; EZ-PRO™ “C” Shape Profile
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover White; PVC
Neck Joint Glued-In
Fingerboard Rosewood; PRO-Ease™ Lubricant
Fingerboard Inlay Dots; frets 3,5,7,9,12,15 and 17
Headstock Sloped Dovewing with historic “Epiphone” metal badge
Fret 20; JumboPRO™
Nut GraphTech® NuBone™
Nut Width 1.68"
Scale Length 24.75”
Tuners 18:1 ratio Epiphone "Deluxe"
Strings Epiphone Ultra-Light (9-47)
Bridge Rosewood
Binding Body Top - 5-Layer; Ivory/Black, Body Back – 1-Layer; Ivory, Fingerboard – 1-Layer; Ivory
Pickguard Black; Scratchless
Saddle GraphTech® NuBone™; Compensated
Strap Buttons Yes
Hardware Chrome
Includes Beginner’s Guide to Guitar booklet by Craig Anderton, eMedia® on-line lessons, Humidifier
Colors Blueburst, Ebony, Natural, Vintage Sunburst, Wine Red
Optional AccessoryPRO™ Steel Kit (#E-ACCPRO), Hard Case (#940-PRSTCS)

When you're ready to play live, the PRO-1 Ultra plugs in to 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, like other dreadnought guitars, has a strong presence and a wide range of tones which makes the choice of the Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system the key to the PRO-1 Ultra’s incredible value.

The PRO-1 Ultra’s Solid Spruce top—the same top found on dozens of other vintage Epiphones—offers any level of player a “pro” sound from note one. And the Shadow® Performer™ preamp and NanoFlex™ pickup system has set the standard for Epiphone’s top acoustic instruments for offering players total control of their sound regardless of the size of the venue. The PRO-1 Ultra puts easy-to-use controls right at your fingertips including Master Volume, Bass and Treble EQ, and anti-feedback phase button, and a built-in chromatic tuner. The tuner also has a “mute” switch to shut the pickup system off temporarily when tuning up and plugging or unplugging your guitar. The Shadow® Performer™ preamp has a Low Battery indicator and uses easy-to-find and long lasting #2032 Lithium batteries. With all of the PRO-1 Collection’s innovative features plus a professional high-end pickup system not found in other value instruments, the PRO-1 Ultra puts you in the top class of players.