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Epiphone Releases Dove PRO, Hummingbird PRO, and EL-00 Pro Lines

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Epiphone Releases Dove PRO, Hummingbird PRO, and EL-00 Pro Lines

Nashville, TN (October 30, 2012) -- Epiphone has expanded their line of affordable acoustics with three new PRO models, which incorporate Shadow and Fishman electronics. Here are the details on each model from Epiphone's website:

Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric
The Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar brings the legendary country/rock "Hummingbird" into the 21st century with the new Shadow™ ePerformer™ preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ pickup system.

First introduced in 1960, the square shouldered Hummingbird quickly became a classic thanks to Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, who used a Hummingbird for rhythm on early Stones hits like "Satisfaction," "Play With Fire," and "Under My Thumb." There are also many classic photographs of Keith using a Hummingbird on sessions for Exile on Main Street, Goat’s Head Soup, and Sticky Fingers. Today, the Hummingbird is still a go-to acoustic for rockers like Noel Gallagher, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock when they need a rhythm guitar with smooth action and superb “woody” tone that’s full of character.

On its own, the Hummingbird PRO Acoustic/Electric can drive an all-acoustic band or be front and center at a picking party with its sweet, balanced tone. Now with the Shadow™ ePerformer™ preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ pickup system, The Hummingbird PRO can plug-in and hold its own on any size stage.

Specs:

  • Top: solid spruce Body select mahogany
  • Neck: select mahogany
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper™ "D" Profile
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Radius 12"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Binding: fingerboard 1-ply (white), body top 5-ply (white/black), body back 1-ply (white)
  • Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid parallelogram
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Frets: 20, medium frets
  • Nut: 1.68"
  • Bridge: rosewood, reverse belly
  • Saddle: compensated, imitation bone
  • Pickguard: imitation Tortoise with traditional Hummingbird artwork
  • Hardware: nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover™ 14:1
  • Electronics: Shadow™ ePerformer™ Preamp
  • Controls: master volume, treble eq, bass eq

Dove PRO Acoustic/Electric
The classic Dove style acoustic first introduced at the legendary Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo in 1962 became one of the first acoustic guitars to become a recognized rock and roll icon. Now, both beginners and professionals can enjoy the classic sound of The Dove plugged in with the Fishman™ Sonitone™ soundhole preamp and Fishman™ Sonicore™ pickup system, designed and built with the integrity you expect from Epiphone.

Unplugged, the Epiphone Dove PRO can easily drive an acoustic band. But plugged in, The Dove PRO can hold its own with drums and electric guitars.

Specs

  • Top: solid spruce
  • Body: select maple
  • Neck: hard maple
  • Neck Joint: glued-in, dovetail
  • Neck Profile: SlimTaper™ "D" profile
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: pearloid parallelograms
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Binding: fingerboard, 1-ply white, body top, 5-ply white/black, body back: 1-ply white
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Saddle: compensated, imitation bone
  • Truss Rod: adjustable
  • Bridge: rosewood with "Dove" shaped pearloid inlay
  • Pickguard: imitation tortoise with traditional “Dove” artwork
  •  Nut: 1.68"
  • Frets: 20, medium
  • Hardware: nickel
  • Endpin: ¼"
  • Strings: D'Addario Phosphor (12-53)
  • Power: 9-volt battery
  • Pickup: Fishman™ Sonicore™ (under saddle)
  • Preamp: Fishman™ Sonitone™ sound-hole preamp
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

EL-00 Pro
The Epiphone EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric guitar is a direct descendent of Epiphone’s original line of flattops going back to the golden age of acoustic guitars in the 1930s. The 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 weight which makes it ideal for fingerpicking or the bark of a bottle neck slide. Now featuring the Fishman™ Sonitone™ soundhole preamp and Fishman™ Sonicore™ pickup, the EL-00 PRO Acoustic/Electric can now plug-in and be heard on any size stage with first class acoustic/electric sound.

Specs:

  • 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™ sound-hole preamp with Master Volume and Master Tone
  • Battery: 9 volt
  • Pickup: Fishman™ Sonicore™ (under saddle)
  • Machine Heads: Grover™ with mini-buttons; 14:1
  • Strings: D'Addario Phospher (12-53)
  • Color: Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Hard Case: optional

For more information:
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