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Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Top: Select, hand-scalloped Spruce
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Back: Mahogany
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $499.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $200.00
  • Your Price:
    $29900

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A classic Epiphone acoustic-electric guitar.

For almost 20 years, the Epiphone PR-5E acoustic-electric guitar has taken the stage with countless musicians. Designed by Epiphone in 1990, its distinctive body shape was patterned after Epiphone's classic 335 guitars such as the Sheraton and Casino. But instead of a double-cutaway, it features a unique, single "Florentine" or sharp cutaway. The result is a large lower bout providing excellent lows and solid mid-range with easy access to the upper frets on the neck.

The premium select spruce top uses a hand-scalloped, proprietary X-bracing pattern. Combined with the slightly arched mahogany back and mahogany sides, the PR-5E provides a sweet tone that projects well even when unplugged. Its Mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile, makes the PR-5E very easy and comfortable to play without fatigue. Premium die-cast kidney machine heads for tuning accuracy and stability with premium gold hardware and split-diamond, pearloid fingerboard inlays make the PR-5E an extraordinary value.

Recently updated with Epiphone's eSonic preamp and Nanoflex pickup system, the PR-5E comes alive when plugged in. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the eSonic preamp features a built-in, easy to use tuner. When engaged, the guitar's output is automatically muted—with no "popping" noise—making it a perfect choice for stage use. Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include master volume, bass, treble, EQ shape, low battery indicator and a phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback.

The preamp uses two 2032 lithium watch batteries that are not only lightweight, but provide significantly longer life than heavy 9V batteries. Under the PR-5E's compensated saddle is Shadow's proprietary Nanoflex low-impedance pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos. Case sold separately.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Top: Select, hand-scalloped Spruce
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Split-Diamond Inlays
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Machine Heads: Premium die-cast kidney
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Electronics: eSonic Preamp with Nanoflex pickup
  • Built-In Tuner, Master Volume, Master Tone, Phase, Treble, Bass, EQ shape,
  • Low battery indicator, Tuner On/Off/Mute
  • Power: Two 2032 Lithium Batteries
  • Output: 1/4", end pin
  • Case sold separately

An excellent value at its list price; the PR5-E is a killer deal with our deep-dish discount! Order today!

 
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EpiphonePR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Budget Guitar!!!

For the price, I am very pleased with this guitar. I love the slim body and neck which makes it easy to play. The sound is great coming from this guitar, and even...Read complete review

For the price, I am very pleased with this guitar. I love the slim body and neck which makes it easy to play. The sound is great coming from this guitar, and even better plugged in. The finish is beautiful in the natural color. The cutaway looks great and provides easy access. I love the headstock and the gold tuners because they look great. I was unsure about this when I bought it. When I finally got it though, I fell in love with it. And no this is not a Gibson, Taylor, Martin, or any other high end guitar and it would be crazy to even compare it to them as some have done so. A lot of us are strapped for cash and this is great for the money. So, give it some thought if you have been looking for a budget guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not too bad, but some things to look out for..

The main thing that I was "really" disapointed with was Epiphone as a company, really poor customer support. Epiphone is a subsidiary of Gibson and I expected better treatment. When I...Read complete review

The main thing that I was "really" disapointed with was Epiphone as a company, really poor customer support. Epiphone is a subsidiary of Gibson and I expected better treatment. When I emailed the main support, and after "going back and forth" in regards to the neck and bridge, they wanted "me" to ship them the guitar at "my" expensive.. not worth it when you add on insurance as well. I can still play the guitar, and the finish looks good, but the action on the neck it is just not right because of the neck and bridge "defects".
Finish is nice, sound is awesome.. nice low end for a cutaway. The pickup system is very nice as well.
The neck has a small bough in mine. Truss rod and saddle height adjustment did not help. Also the bridge is lifting just a bit in the back, not enough to worry about, but it does not make me happy.
If the neck and bridge did not have any problems, I would have rated this guitar a lot higher. Good for the price again if the defects were not there.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar at this price point.

By MEMIN

from San Luis Obispo, CA

Pros

  • excellent electronics
  • Good attention to detail

Cons

  • Intonation Off On Low E
  • Low Acoustic Volume

Best Uses

  • Singersongwriter

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Excellent instrument at this price point. Because of the shallow body it's a little quiet acoustically, but very comfortable. Good definition across the strings and a fast attack.
The electronics are fantastic! Clear, transparent and sharp focus. Tuner is surprisingly accurate but doesn't have option for anything other than 440.
I've only had this guitar for a few weeks, but have found it excellent for DADGAD tuning. Great 'quiet' guitar for songwriting.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Guitar

By GreyLion

from Nashville

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Appearrance
  • On Board Electronics
  • On board tuner
  • Playability
  • Sound

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • All around

Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my second one of these.
I had one many years back that did not have the fine improved electronics.
This is a good product at a low price.
I am very happy with the sound, feel, and appearance.
I have never had a bad Epiphone product.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

good deal

By Jimmy Ray Klarock

from Clearwater Fl

Pros

  • And Looks Sharp
  • Sounds good
  • Very Nice Neck

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    this is incredible for 250
    I couldn't be happier

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well Worth the Price

    By oldrookie

    from Byhalia, MS

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Read previous reviews that original string s were not very good.. That's true....changed strings right away and adjusted truss rod. Guitar sounds good. Jack plugin loosened up ...had to tighen first week.
    I think I have worked out all the kinks now and sounds great. Very good electronics.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for value

    By Playing for Jesus

    from Hungry Horse, MT

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    This is a beautiful guitar first off. I ordered with the case for the pr5e and musician's friend went ahead and put the guitar in the case which was a beauty in itself. Out of the box this guitar has great action and a straight neck. This thing plays better than my fender and I love the hardware. All in all great product and would recommend to beginners and experts alike.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very much worth the money!

    By busdriver72

    from The Republic of Texas

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    Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought the sunburst model of this guitar a few years ago, and I have played the heck out of it. I have owned many guitars, and I have kept and played this one the longest. I decided I wanted to keep a guitar on hand at another location, and after research I was drawn back to this guitar. I got it in the natural finish. It does have a slightly thinner body (not as deep) but so much that it hurts the sound. It is easy to hold and play. I also got the Epiphone case for it which is very nice, too. Ordered it all by phone and got a very decent price.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very nice guitar at a great price

    By BLASe100

    from British Columbia, Canada

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear
    • Slim

    Cons

    • Charges
    • Customs

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Very happy with the fast service provided. I ordered this late and it arrived in plenty of time for Christmas. My son loves the sound of this guitar and is more than happy with it.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      PR5-E-guitar

      By Ricardo

      from Texarkana, texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Nice guitar and sounds good. Exactly as described and am happy with purchase. I play gospel and country; this guitar fills in spots that my Dean hard body doesn't.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sounds even better plugged in!

      By AGoodSun

      from Palm Harbor, Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Comfortable
      • Electronics Is Top Notch
      • Stays in tune
      • Sunburst Is Beautiful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I first found this guitar at a local store and played it a while and really liked it. The price was good but they only had the natural and I preffered sunburst so I ordered from Musicians Friend with 15% discount. Arrived well packed and fast. I'm a happy dude.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Budget Guitar!!!

          Pros

          • Action is good
          • Good sound
          • Good tuners
          • No fret buzz
          • Slim neck

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Great guitar for home

            Comments about Epiphone PR5-E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            For the price, I am very pleased with this guitar. I love the slim body and neck which makes it easy to play. The sound is great coming from this guitar, and even better plugged in. The finish is beautiful in the natural color. The cutaway looks great and provides easy access. I love the headstock and the gold tuners because they look great. I was unsure about this when I bought it. When I finally got it though, I fell in love with it. And no this is not a Gibson, Taylor, Martin, or any other high end guitar and it would be crazy to even compare it to them as some have done so. A lot of us are strapped for cash and this is great for the money. So, give it some thought if you have been looking for a budget guitar.

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