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Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst  (Used)

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A blues legend reborn with Fisman electronics for more sonic power.

The Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar is a direct descendent of Epiphone’s original line of flattops which go back to the Golden Age of acoustic guitars, the 1930s. This smaller "parlor" or "blues box" style acoustic guitar is favored by blues players of all eras for its compressed, woody tonal quality, short scale, and comfortable weigh. The combination makes it ideal for fingerpicking or the bark of a bottle neck slide. It features a select mahogany body with solid spruce top, rosewood bridge and mahagony neck, again, a mixture of tonewoods that'll fit right in the blues pocket.

Now featuring the Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup, the EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric can be plugged-in and heard on any size stage with first class acoustic/electric sound. The pickup is set underneath the saddle. The Sonitone sounhole preamp is an active preamp mounted in the soundhole with easy-to-access mounted rotary controls for Master Volume and Tone adjustment. Now you can make your adjustments during soundcheck and even fine adjustments on-the-fly during your set. No more running back and forth to your amp or the soundboard. The active preamp is powered by a single 9-volt battery. You can connect your Epiphone EL-00 PRO to a PA or amp of your choice with a standard ¼” instrument cable.

The EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric features a solid spruce top with 3-ply black and white binding. The solid spruce top will improve in tone as it ages. The more you play it, the better it will sound. The body features select mahogany with single-ply white binding on the back. The mahogany neck and body combined with the solid spruce top make for the perfect combination of tone, warmth and brilliance with a bigger sound than you would expect from a smaller-sized guitar.

The smaller body (15.5" wide at lower bout) and straight rosewood bridge also influence the EL-00 PRO's distinctive voice which is more focused than a dreadnought and perfect for singers. The rosewood bridge features a compensated imitation bone saddle. The 24.75" scale select mahogany neck has a SlimTaper D profile with a 1.68" nut and is set with a hand-fitted dovetail neck joint using premium Titebond glue. The rosewood fingerboard has a 12" radius, single-ply black binding, 19 medium frets, and pearloid dot inlays. The tortoise shell style pickguard has a vintage metal "E" and the EL-00 PRO has a Vintage Sunburst color finish.

This special guitar also features Epiphone's no-nonsense quality including nickel hardware, strap buttons, a 1/4" endpin, Grover 14:1 machine heads with mini-buttons, D’Addario Phosphor (12-53) strings, and carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Case sold separately.

Features

  • Body: select mahogany
  • Top: solid spruce
  • Bridge: straight rosewood
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Neck: Shape SlimTaper; D profile
  • Neck joint: glued-in, dovetail
  • Truss Rod: adjustable
  • Inlays: pearloid dot
  • Binding: Fingerboard, 1-ply black, top, 3-ply white/black, back, 1-ply white
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Nut: 1.68
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard: rosewood with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
  • Fingerboard: Radius 12
  • Frets: 19, medium
  • Strap Buttons: nickel
  • Hardware: nickel
  • Bridge: rosewood, straight
  • Saddle: compensated, imitation bone
  • Pickguard: tortoise shell style with vintage style metal "E"
  • Preamp: Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp with Master Volume and Master Tone
  • Battery: 9 volt
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore (undersaddle)
  • Machineheads: Grover with mini-buttons; 14:1
  • Strings: D'Addario Phospher (12-53)
  • Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Case sold separately
 
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EpiphoneEL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Sounds Great

        By Tiny

        from Oklahoma

        Pros

        • Acousti Sound Unique
        • Cute Smaller Tuners
        • Fit And Finish Flawless

        Cons

        • 14 Inch Strap Button
        • Battery In Sound Hole

        Best Uses

        • Acoustic

        Comments about Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

        I have wanted this little guitar for over two years so I was excited to receive it from Musiciansfriend. It came packed well as with everything I have purchased from Epiphone and Musiciansfriend. Set-up was flawless and sound was just as bright as I had hoped for and awaited. Color, finish and binding were flawless. However I have two complaints. The 9 volt battery inside the soundhole is impossible for me to get to. I do not like to leave batteries in my guitar when I am not playing them. It zapps the batteries and there is NO way you will get 100 hours out of the battery. This was very Poor planning. I am wondering if the electronics were put into these models as an afterthought after the acoustic versions were not selling well? And second I am not a fan of the rear strap button being the same as the 1/4 chord jack. Again I much prefer a separate jack so a standard strap can be used. I own multiple Epiphones of different models as well as multiple Gibson models. The Sound is amazing. The scale is great for playability but not sold on the electronics...

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I don't know how they do it...

        By JimmyC

        from Oregon

        Pros

        • Flawless Finish
        • Great Value
        • Very Playable

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Playing On The Porch

        Comments about Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

        I'm another player who has had many high-end guitars. I've owned models by James Olson, Kevin Ryan, Martin, Taylor - you name it. So I could be considered pretty jaded when it comes to acoustic guitars.

        So why did I get involved with this Epiphone? Well, I watched 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and fell in love with his 1928 Gibson L-1. I know how my Guitar Acquisition Syndrome usually goes and figured that I would have to satisfy it or go crazy, and spending a lot of money was not gonna happen. So I found this Eppihone L-00 and figured it might be enough to shut down my GAS. I admit that I did not have high expectations - I've seen bargain guitars before and they were always disappointing.

        The guitar arrived well packed and with the speed that I've become accustomed to with today's premier online stores. After unboxing it I was amazed. This is a nice guitar! The sunburst paint and finish is flawless - I could not find any spot that was not perfect. The fretboard had nice dark rosewood that went along well with the dark finish of the guitar. The set up was great right out of the box - low enough to make finger-style playing comfortable. Its tone was sweet and even across all 6 strings. The Grover tuners do their job and hold a tuning. I was stunned.

        Because it was cheap and easy, I replaced the plastic bridge pins with the Graph Tech Tusq Ivory Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins. The guitar's volume was immediately improved, so much so that I have postponed installing a Tusq saddle and nut. I recommend that everyone do this.

        Of course, the real test of a guitar is whether or not you want to play it. In my case, I can't put this guitar down. It's such a sweet axe and the fact that it cost so little only makes it sweeter. I splurged on an Epiphone case for it so it will be protected and safe from temperature swings. So, for a bargain price I got a beautiful, well made, sweet sounding guitar and case. This is a deal that should be too good to be true, but isn't.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        you get your money's worth!

        By pauldaddy

        from Sumter, SC

        Pros

        • Very nice

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bluescountryclassic Roc

          Comments about Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          Checked em all, and this is the best tone for me. I play classic roc, country, and blues. Great materials used, and best for the money, hands down! Great tone thru my Fender Acoustasonic Jr!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EL-00 Pro

          By Blueaxe

          from 7 Miles West of the Brooklyn Bridge

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Grovers Action Finish

          Cons

          • Nada

          Best Uses

          • Front Porch Beach

          Comments about Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

          A beauty straight out of the box! Fit, finish, action, tone, playability: ALL EXCELLENT!!
          I played a $2200 Martin that wasn't this nice! I'm gonna buy another one! Maybe one for every room of the house!
          Seriously tho, great buy, check it for yourself.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A pleasant surprise.

          By Randy S.

          from Mercer,PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful finish
          • Comfortable size
          • Fishman Electronics
          • Great playability
          • Solid Top

          Cons

          • Slightly Muted Tone
          • Somewhat Wavy Top

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

            I was looking for something smaller & less boomy than a dreadnaught,with onboard electronics,that would still have enough projection & improve with age. The specs & the appearance kept drawing me back to it,and it has pretty much delivered what I was seeking. Other than the action on the bass side being slightly high,I couldn't find any flaws with it. The finish is beautiful,the intonation is pretty close & the neck feels great. The nut height & neck adjustment are perfect,and the top strap button is already installed on the inside of the heel. The top is a little wavy,and I assume it's some sort of poly finish,but I'm hoping the sound will open up as it ages & is played more. I'm not usually a fan of Grovers,but their weight isn't an issue,and I really like the mini buttons. The E logo on the pickguard is a nice touch,as well. It sounds great plugged in,though the tone control takes some getting used to,but it's nice to have the controls in an accessible,yet discreet location. I'd say I'm pretty happy with it & have no regrets in my purchase.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME!!

            By Paco

            from Upstate New York

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Plays Great Love Sound

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Got His Freind To Buy The
            • He loves it
            • Same One

            Comments about Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric Guitar:

            Bought this as a gift for my husbnad says he LOVES it i love to hear him play it! he has quite a few guitars too and says this is one of his new favorites!

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            • Yes

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