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A classic Epiphone acoustic-electric guitar.
Based on the body shapes of Epiphone's traditional 335 guitars such as the the Casino and Sheraton, the Epiphone PR5E made its debut in 1990. Unlike those double-cutaway siblings, it has a single, sharp Florentine for complete fingerboard access. The hefty lower bout produces round and warm bass notes and highly defined mids. The premium spruce top employs a hand-scalloped X-brace pattern for crisp response. The subtly arched mahogany back and mahogany sides warm up the guitar's tone. The SlimTaper neck is designed to minimize playing fatigue. Grover tuners offer smooth action and locked-in tuning. Gold hardware and split-diamond fretboard inlays give it the look of a guitar costing much more.Epiphone installs its eSonic preamp and Nanoflex pickup system to make the PR5E live-performance ready in amplified venues. The eSonic preamp, which is built in collaboration with Shadow Germany, has an onboard tuner. As you select the tuning mode, output is muted for silent onstage tuning. The tuner can also be engaged when you plug and unplug the guitar, eliminating annoying pops. A master volume, 3-band EQ, and shape switch make it easy to get your tone right. An included phase switch helps fight feedback. The eSonic is powered by two 2032 lithium watch batteries that keep the preamp operating much longer than bulky 9V batteries. The Shadow system's Nanoflex low-impedance pickup has special sensing material and integrated electronics that read body as well as string vibrations. This results in more natural, rounder tone that avoids the "quackiness" of piezo pickups.