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A super-affordable easy-to-play short scale model for aspiring guitarists.

The PRO-1 is a dreadnought-style acoustic guitar, probably the most recognized acoustic guitar profile in the world and a model that Epiphone has been perfecting since 1932. Dreadnought-style guitars are known for their incredible volume and tonal range. They are a both a songwriter's and rocker's best friend. There's hardly a recording made that doesn't feature a dreadnought acoustic guitar. But traditional dreadnoughts are also "big" guitars and difficult for new players to learn on as their first guitar. Now the PRO-1 changes all that for the better.

The PRO-1 features the classic dreadnought profile and tonewoods such as select spruce and mahogany but with a reduced body depth, which makes it easier and more comfortable to hold and play. The select spruce top-the source of the PRO-1's tone - has "sealed" Custom PRO-Prietary Bracing that allows the full range of the guitar to ring out with clear highs and solid lows while also keeping the guitar stable in any environment. If the heart of a great guitar is its top and bracing, its soul is found in the neck - how it feels in your hands and how easy it is to go from one chord to another.

The PRO-1 uses classic tonewoods like mahogany for the neck and rosewood for the fingerboard, but with innovative features that reduce hand fatigue and finger fatigue. Whereas vintage models typically have big chunky necks, the PRO-1's EZ-PRO "C" Shape is easy on your hands. The shorter scale makes learning chords and licks faster. PRO-Ease Lubricant makes the neck feel smooth and "worn in" on your fingers, and JumboPRO frets make it easy to hold down light gauge strings.

Epiphone's Deluxe tuners have 18:1 tuning gears that make finding the correct pitch quick and intuitive. The GraphTech NuBone and bridge saddle are made from hard and resonant tusq material, increasing the guitar's volume and harmonic "voice." The PRO-1 also features another innovation that even pros have been asking for: the EZ-String Bridge doesn't require string pins. No more getting your string caught on a string pin (or losing a pin in the dark while you're on stage). The PRO-1 makes the world's most famous style of guitar easy.

Less fatigue
Wrap your hand around the PRO-1 neck and you'll immediately feel how comfortable it is. The new EZ-Profile neck is designed so your hand can easily form chords without feeling fatigued.

Effortless Fretting
Epiphone JumboPRO frets make fretting notes and chords seem effortless. JumboPRO frets are taller and wider than smaller frets. So, when you push down a string, it's easier to make string contact with the fret with less hand fatigue and finger friction.

Shorter is Easier
Scale length is the distance from the saddle to the nut. The shorter the scale length, the "looser" the strings feel. Because the PRO-1's scale length is almost 1" shorter than most acoustic guitars, the strings are under less tension so you don't have to press hard to get good tone. And - since the frets are closer together - making chords is easier.

Make friction fiction
String and fingerboard friction not only slows your playing but also can hurt. The PRO-Ease string and fingerboard coating provides sleek, smooth action with reduced string noise.

No pain, no gain?
Nonsense-Epiphone believes in "no pain." Lighter gauge strings are easier to play so every PRO-1 is set-up and equipped with Epiphone Ultra-Light strings.

Easy action
With Epiphone's Dual-Action truss rod, you can adjust the neck in both directions, which not only stabilizes the neck but also makes set-up easier and more precise.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce Select
  • Back & sides: Mahogany Select
  • Bracing pattern: Custom
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Other
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: GraphTech NuBone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Easy to play
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: eMedia lessons, Humidifier
  • Country of origin: China

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EpiphonePRO-1 Acoustic Guitar
 
3.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)

Cons

  • Requires constant tuning (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11)

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Purchased for a beginner and am well pleased for the price

I ordered the guitar for a friend's daughter who's just starting, I expected as with other affordable starter guitars that I would need to file smooth typical sharp fret edges and adjust the neck,...Read complete review

I ordered the guitar for a friend's daughter who's just starting, I expected as with other affordable starter guitars that I would need to file smooth typical sharp fret edges and adjust the neck, maybe even lighter stings just to make an affordable guitar playable, but none of that is really necessary with the basic Epiphone Pro-1, as it has acceptable clean fret edges, pretty good action out of the box only about a 1/4 of a turn on the truss rod needed, nice bronze light gauge strings installed. I really like the Graphtech nubone nut and saddle are a good upgrade that is standard on this guitar as well as the vintage kluson type tuners are an unexpected bonus. It comes just about ready to play for beginners, very nice nice surprise and decent volume and tone at this price.

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Absolute garbage

I received the Epiphone Pro 1 in the beginning of May. Played it around 40 times over the 3 months that it lasted. I started playing electric guitar around two years ago, this...Read complete review

I received the Epiphone Pro 1 in the beginning of May. Played it around 40 times over the 3 months that it lasted. I started playing electric guitar around two years ago, this was my first acoustic. I purchased a lower end acoustic because I wanted to give it a try before spending a few hundred. I instantly found that it easily went out of tune but didn't pay it much mind as it was so inexpensive.
This morning I picked it up to play and noticed that the strings were all limp. figured my five year old was playing with the tuners. Looked down at the bridge and my jaw dropped!!!!! These are the original strings, I did NOT step up to a higher gauge. This is obviously extremely poor construction with cheap materials.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EPiphone Hits AHome Run

By Nick

from USA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

    Man I have had many guitars but this is by far the best acoustic for the money I've ever had. I may have gotten lucky or something but I have had 0 problems with this guitar staying in tune and the harmonics blow my mind. What a sound! Plays easy too. I sanded the bottom nut down just past the numbers there-on and it plays great, may do a little more later but I doubt I will. I haven't yet but I may take a little off the top nut later. I did no truss rod adj. and again....what harmonics! I love it I may buy another for a spare. It brings back memories of the FT-145 (I think was the model number I played in the 1970's). Epiphone, don't discontinue this model!!!! Super deal for the money! No I don't work for MF or Ep. I am just finally happy with an acoustic.

     
    5.0

    Great sound Great guitar Great price

    By elvis

    from Thailand

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands

      Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

      This is a very good product of epiphone, I really enjoy playing with the epiphone pro 1, you can't do anything wrong with the epiphone when you buy this guitar, the price is really a very low price for a very good guitar it is really on believable that they can sell this guitar for this price, and this guitar have very nice good sound I really hear many expensive guitar and they don't have this very good sound as the epiphone acoustic pro 1 guitar.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't buy this guitar.

      By Jack White

      from Southern Alabama

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

          The problem with this guitar is that Epiphone didn't glue
          down the bridge properly. And it's a very common problem
          to this model. Look at how many are being sold on other
          "bidding" sites that have broken bridges.

          The reason that many of the bridges break is because of
          two problems. One is that Epiphone made a bad design
          and if you look at a picture of the bridge in the stock photo
          it's not what you will get. The real bridge has a channel cut
          in it to facilitate pulling the strings through. Combine that
          with Epiphone's lack of quality control in making sure that
          the bridges are glued on properly. You have a recipe for
          failure.

          For those still daring enough to buy one of these guitars,
          here's some out of the box measurements.

          Action at 12th fret bass side. - 7/64th".
          Action at 12th fret treble side - 5/64th".
          Nut action bass side .030 " at 1st fret.
          Nut action treble side .025" at 1st fret.

          Relief at 7th fret .015" with capo at 1st and
          string depressed at 15th.

          The frets were smooth but very unlevel.

           
          5.0

          I don't know why they are saying bad about this

          By Justine

          from San Francisco

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Better than another inexpensive guitar
          • Consistent
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

            I bought it 2 years ago but it's playing good nothing bad happened with me. best music comes out from it. I have a lot of Guitar but I love it for is tuning and music thats comes out from it and I love it. I don't know why another person saying its bad if you would like to buy it you can it's good for you in affordable price

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good for the money

            By Talley

            from illinois

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

              I bought this for my daughter and before buying I done quite a bit of research. I have to say it is a nice guitar the color is amazing. It needs a total setup from truss rods and intonation. That being said after it is set it is very nice. My daughter loves it

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Purchased for a beginner and am well pleased for the price

              By Applemorgan

              from Georgia

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

                  I ordered the guitar for a friend's daughter who's just starting, I expected as with other affordable starter guitars that I would need to file smooth typical sharp fret edges and adjust the neck, maybe even lighter stings just to make an affordable guitar playable, but none of that is really necessary with the basic Epiphone Pro-1, as it has acceptable clean fret edges, pretty good action out of the box only about a 1/4 of a turn on the truss rod needed, nice bronze light gauge strings installed. I really like the Graphtech nubone nut and saddle are a good upgrade that is standard on this guitar as well as the vintage kluson type tuners are an unexpected bonus. It comes just about ready to play for beginners, very nice nice surprise and decent volume and tone at this price.

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Absolute garbage

                  By Acukev

                  from NYC

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction
                  • Requires Constant Tuning

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

                  I received the Epiphone Pro 1 in the beginning of May. Played it around 40 times over the 3 months that it lasted. I started playing electric guitar around two years ago, this was my first acoustic. I purchased a lower end acoustic because I wanted to give it a try before spending a few hundred. I instantly found that it easily went out of tune but didn't pay it much mind as it was so inexpensive.
                  This morning I picked it up to play and noticed that the strings were all limp. figured my five year old was playing with the tuners. Looked down at the bridge and my jaw dropped!!!!! These are the original strings, I did NOT step up to a higher gauge. This is obviously extremely poor construction with cheap materials.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  not really what I expected

                  By congo4849

                  from Vero Bch, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice looking guitar

                  Cons

                  • It's Heavier Than It Seem

                  Best Uses

                  • Nice Wall Hanger

                  Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

                  I actually sent this guitar back and opted for the the Epiphone Dr 100 which is much nicer to play and looks good too

                  (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Save your money.

                  By 30 years of playing

                  from tazewell v.a.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound
                    • Not Consistent
                    • Requires Constant Tuning

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

                    This guitar is for the beginner .If you know more than 4 cords you will not be happy". IT needs to be tuned a lot! and a lot of fret buzz even after adjustment? I am thinking of making the one I bought into a coffee table? Save YOUR MONEY " AND buy a "MARTIN" .

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Decent quality, good feel

                    By Rick

                    from West Chester, pa.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitar:

                      Bought it as a wall hanger that I could grab and play when and wherever I wanted to.
                      Bought it in wine red, finish is nice, feel good, sound ok. Came set up nicely from factory.

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