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Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst 

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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 aco...Read More

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A blues legend reborn with Fishman 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
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little guitar!

I've had a few weeks to bond with this one and I love it. Not only looks & sounds great, it's a player. The slim D profile neck feels great and I...Read complete review

I've had a few weeks to bond with this one and I love it. Not only looks & sounds great, it's a player. The slim D profile neck feels great and I like the way my fingers bounce across the nice rosewood fretboard.

On first string change, I changed the nut to a Tusq for Epiphone, 1/4". Easy swap with NO sanding. Also changed the bridge pins to all black Tusq. The bridge saddle is fine as are the Grover tuners which look good and hold pitch.

So bottom line, this great guitar is making me practice more & try other things like finger picking or just playing with out a pick. All good things for any student of the guitar.

I also got the Epiphone case for this model. It's built like a tank and also fits my Ibanez AF-55 perfectly.

Lastly, I gotta plug the Gear Heads. A few minute phone call asking for coupons saved me a nice chunk of change on my guitar & case order.

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Sounds Great

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...Read complete review

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, right out of the box!

By Joe

from Geneva, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    For the money, this is a nice guitar, I love the sound plugged in!
    I like the 24.75" string scale, action was perfect, Looked hard to find something wrong & could only find a small ding on the headstock!

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    5.0

    Very enjoyable

    By Mike

    from Royal palm beach , fl

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      Enjoy playing the guitar when not on keyboards, play at church for praise and worship occasionally

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      4.0

      Real Player

      By Scottie

      from Prescott, AZ.

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • affordable
      • Comfortable size
      • Good Electronic
      • Great tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigs
        • Home

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

        Love this guitar and so does everyone else I've let play it. I have another Parlor size guitar without electronics that is great at home, but I needed one for playing gigs. This OO Pro fits the bill perfectly. Great set up out of the box. Full rich tone (a lot more bottom end than I expected) and it's very comfortable to play. Good job Epiphone! bluesmanscott

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        • No

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        3.0

        EL OO Good one for the money

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

        I have been looking for a guitar as a second to knock around. I had just bought a CEO 7 from Martin and boy is it sweet. So I wanted something like it to take to the mean streets of Baltimore. What better one than the EL OO Pro. it came in perfect shape. Almost tuned which is unusual. Really played well. Nice shine. Good action. Neck is good to very good. But jeez it does sound like a bit like a power drill. It does sound cheap compared to the Martin but what do you expect for the price. I'll keep it and probably end up giving it to some beginner.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I love this guitar

        By Pat Matthews

        from Chicago

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • great color and sound and the size is just great

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Outstanding guitar with a great sound for Blues, and the color is great too. Mine was a restock with a minor flaw, but not noticeable, and not effecting playability. I love this guitar as i can now practice and not use my Les Paul electric, keeping it quieter,and sounds great too.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Simply Amazing

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            By KyLe

            from Indianapolis

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            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great electronics
            • Responsive
            • Versitile

            Cons

            • Needs real bridge pins
            • Plastic Nut And Saddle

            Best Uses

            • Beginners
            • Folk
            • Recording
            • Singer-Song Writer

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

            This guitar is simply amazing. I'd challenge any parlor guitar that's more than the asking price of this one and put it against this any day of the week. I can't say enough positive things about this guitar. If you prefer a gig bag over the EL-00 hard shell case I found that Road Runner Roadster OM Brat Guitar Bag fits this perfectly!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great little guitar!

            By Riff Tipton

            from San Diego, Ca

            Verified Buyer

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

            I've had a few weeks to bond with this one and I love it. Not only looks & sounds great, it's a player. The slim D profile neck feels great and I like the way my fingers bounce across the nice rosewood fretboard.

            On first string change, I changed the nut to a Tusq for Epiphone, 1/4". Easy swap with NO sanding. Also changed the bridge pins to all black Tusq. The bridge saddle is fine as are the Grover tuners which look good and hold pitch.

            So bottom line, this great guitar is making me practice more & try other things like finger picking or just playing with out a pick. All good things for any student of the guitar.

            I also got the Epiphone case for this model. It's built like a tank and also fits my Ibanez AF-55 perfectly.

            Lastly, I gotta plug the Gear Heads. A few minute phone call asking for coupons saved me a nice chunk of change on my guitar & case order.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great axe

            By mckay003

            from Birmingham, AL

            Pros

            • Doesn't look cheap
            • Good Clear Pickup
            • Great Beginner's Guitar
            • Great finish
            • Nice Actino
            • Nice Action Set Up Well

            Cons

            • Case Is Not Flush
            • Sounds Thin Acoustic

            Best Uses

            • Plugged Up
            • Songwriting
            • traveling

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

            Great guitar; bought this for a mission trip. Needed something of remote quality but some I was okay with if lost or stolen.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            well made guitar

            By dave

            from Houston, tx

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            Pros

            • Excellent Fret Work

            Cons

            • Battery Inside Guitar
            • Single Tone Knob

            Best Uses

            • Recording
            • Solo acoustic
            • Worship

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

            This is my third guitar in the this price class. First two were Ibanez and Washburn. both of those had fret problems, frets not level. This epiphone appears to have very nicely done frets, all seem to be level. Plays very well. The shorter 24.75" scale allows the strings to be a little softer at pitch, makes it easier to play. The only drawback is the single knob for tone control and the battery is in a velcrose bad inside the guitar. You have to take the strings off to change the battery.

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            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            Pros

            • Any Performance
            • Good Quality
            • Jam Sessions
            • Live Music- Recording -

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Good all around

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

              I once owned A Gibson guitar very similar to this one. It was in bad shape and I couldn't afford at the time to have it repaired. I've allways loved this style of guitar. When I seen this guitar, I knew I had to have it. So it came as a xmas present. I checked out a bunch of different reviews on this guitar. Several of them felt,: this was an overlooked guitar." Most people like larger guitars . Don't let its size fool you. It packs plenty of volume with a great tone. The Fishman built in pickup makes it great for live performance. Doc Watson, the great guitar picker, used Fishman in his guitar. For the price, quality and sound, you can't beat it.

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              • Yes

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