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Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar  Vintage Sunburst

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For such an easy-to-afford guitar, the Epiphone PR-150 is a standout -- a perfect instrument to get started on. It is a dreadnought and features a sp...Read More

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For such an easy-to-afford guitar, the Epiphone PR-150 is a standout -- a perfect instrument to get started on. It is a dreadnought and features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. The PR-150 sounds great and this Epiphone's sunburst finish gives it the look of a far more expensive guitar.

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A great beginner's guitar.

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  • Dreadnought style
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard

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EpiphonePR-150 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (58)
  • Fun to play (55)
  • Good audio (52)
  • Stays in tune (49)
  • Consistent (29)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)
  • Fret buzz (3)
  • Requires constant tuning (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (69)
  • Jamming (38)
  • Small venues (31)
  • Recording (16)
  • School bands (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (41), Novice (30), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One Word..."Wow"

This was my second purchase from Musician's Friend and I continue to be impressed with the quality, price and condition of their products. My Epiphone PR-150 (Vintage Sunburst) sounds as great as...Read complete review

This was my second purchase from Musician's Friend and I continue to be impressed with the quality, price and condition of their products. My Epiphone PR-150 (Vintage Sunburst) sounds as great as it looks...and it looks AWESOME! Holds tune after lengthy jammin', excellent craftsmanship and the finishing detail is what you would expect from a much more expensive guitar. I hesitated to get the Sunburst finish, now it is one of the things I like best about it. It's so easy to play and sounds so good it actually inspires me to practice! Great right out of the box. My brother suggested some high quality strings, but I can't imagine it sounding better. Quite a score for [$]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality control, disappointed.

Received this guitar today, and was really looking forward to giving it as a gift. After the initial inspection, it was seen to have a crack in the neck pocket area where the...Read complete review

Received this guitar today, and was really looking forward to giving it as a gift. After the initial inspection, it was seen to have a crack in the neck pocket area where the neck was beginning to separate from the body. The fret edges were like razors and were not the result of a shrunken neck, but were simply poorly beveled/filed. I was not expecting to receive a 2000.00 Martin however; based on the stellar reviews, I was expecting a guitar without defects that played within the realm of an entry level guitar. The pain/cuts that would result from playing this neck alone would make a younger person quit. Honestly, how hard is it for Epiphone to take 2 long pieces of masking tape place them on the sides of the neck, and sand the edges of the frets? The guitar says "setup in the USA". Obviously, setup in the USA means a truss rod adjustment only without a quality inspection. As of now it is on the way back to MF and I am waiting for them to receive it so they can send out another one. Hoping the 2nd time around I get a guitar from an inspector who actually released a passable instrument. All things said, the guitar does show promise as the action is fantastic, and the stock strings make it sound very pleasing to my ears. If it were not for the neck, I would have taken care of the frets myself however; a separated neck will only get worse with time so in my case its rinse repeat. If not for the neck, this would have been a 3.5 to 4 star purchase.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I Love This Guitar!

By S.

from Oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

    I picked up the PR-150 about eight months ago, on sale, for a very good price, with the intention of having an inexpensive acoustic guitar I could lug to open mics and such, free from the fear that I would care much if it got stolen or broken. I trusted the Epiphone name for such a purchase, as the brand does have a history behind it to uphold (one would hope).

    So I received my PR-150 without a lot of expectations. I'd arbitrarily opted for the sunburst model. It's quite handsome. I started playing the guitar straight out of the box and I have not put it down since. I love this guitar! I love it! I've had dozens of acoustic guitars in my life, many fairly expensive, big name guitars. I would not trade this one for any of them. The tone is clean and rich, with a full, throaty bottom end and melodic, percussive upper tone. Very Beatles-esque. It sounds every bit the same as the Gibson J-160 acoustic guitars used on the early Beatles' records (Yellow Submarine).

    These guitars are mass-produced, so it's not what I would call top of the line craftsmanship here. But it's certainly superior than what I expected for the price. My only misgiving: I wish the guitar had better tuners. The ones included are adequate, and the guitar stays in tune fine. But they are not the quality a guitar that sounds this good should have. It's quite difficult to replace Epiphone tuners as they are a unique size.

    The intonation is sweet. The set-up perfect. The frets have slightly sharp ends--but nothing to get hung about. It sounds good with a cheap acoustic pick-up in it and it's just a ball to play. I would not trade this guitar for any other. I guard this guitar with my life.

    Maybe I was lucky and got that one in a million guitar. But I kind of doubt it. I think in the PR-150 you can expect a real reliable guitar with a good sound for a good price. I'm thinking seriously about getting another one--that I can take to open mics and such.

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    5.0

    Online pics & sound don't do it justice.

    By Jeff

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

      It was a gift for a niece, she loves it. It a perfect beginner guitar for her. Thx to all sales reps. Justin, Matt, Pat, Joshua, JR and Leon, all witch were very helpful. The only small issue is the A string has some buz, but with little adjustment, that won't be an problem. I'm very happy with this instrument.

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      5.0

      Online pics & sound don't do it justice.

      By Jeff

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

        It was a gift for a niece, she loves it. It a perfect beginner guitar for her. Thx to all sales reps. Justin, Matt, Pat, Joshua, JR and Leon, all witch were very helpful. The only small issue is the A string has some buz, but with little adjustment, that won't be an problem. I'm very happy with this instrument.

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        4.0

        Online pics & sound don't do it justice.

        By Jeff

        from Indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

          It was a gift for a niece, she loves it. It a perfect beginner guitar for her. Thx to all sales reps. Justin, Matt, Pat, Joshua, JR and Leon, all witch were very helpful. The only small issue is the A string has some buz, but with little adjustment, that won't be an problem. I'm very happy with this instrument.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Epipone PR-150

          By TK the Cat

          from Vacherie, Louisiana

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

            an inexpensive, hacker-beater to have around for quick use & not to worry about damage... for me: action not very good, as strings are set too high, fret brass very thin/sharp, also fret brass extends over the side of fingerboards... there is noticeable rattle/buzz on some notes & chords... & I was really surprised that it has stayed in tune.. overall finish is very good, but arrived with a deep scratch on pick guard, not worth returning over.. this was an internet purchase...if i hands on tested this guitar before purchase, probably would have walked away from it, as I have seen many as good or even better in pawn shops @ this price.. on the other hand what can one expect.. it certainly wont be the quality of my old Gibson Heritage... at best, an "OK" buy as price included free shipping. & I think serves its intended purpose.

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            5.0

            excellent buy for the money

            By asa

            from Houston, tx

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

                beginner

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                5.0

                Great guitar for the price.

                By Ken

                from Helena, MT

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                • Action is a little high.

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

                For the price it is well worth it.

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                5.0

                Good quality instrument

                By For my Daughter

                from Laurel, MS

                About Me Child

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

                  I bought this guitar for my 12 year old daughter. At first she thought it was too big but with her learning a few chords she has decided it is good size for her especially now she knows she will eventually grow into it. Now all we need is a case.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Epiphone PR-150 Natural

                  By 2old2have5sons

                  from Tennessee

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Big sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

                    I bought this guitar for my son who is almost 15. He has been playing an old Yamaha acoustic that I had around the house for probably 30 years. He is starting to really show some promise, so I thought I would get him something a little better. This guitar is a great value for the money. It arrived, we took it out of the box, tuned it, and it was ready. We ended up replacing the strings with a better set, but just because we already had them at the house. But the strings that came on the guitar would have been fine. This guitar has a great sound. I played it a little - the strings are set about right for me, close enough to the frets without any buzz at all. It seems to stay in tune well, I haven't noticed my son tuning it hardly at all. Overall a good value from a good company. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is that the frets feel a little rough to me at the very top and very bottom edges. This won't effect the playing, and I could probably smooth them out with some very fine sandpaper, but for now it doesn't bother my son...So to sum it up, great looking and great sounding guitar..I wouldn't be ashamed to use it on stage...

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good Buy - Some Work Required

                    By Sean

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                    • Fret buzz
                    • Tough Strings

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar:

                    Love the guitar. Came with fret buzz. After adjusting the truss rod, it is minimal.

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