Epiphone EL-00 Pro
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SonicPulverizer 01/05/2013

Epiphone EL-00 Pro : SonicPulverizer のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Excellent low price electric acoustic"
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The Epiphone EL-00 pro is a entry level acoustic with an exciting level of playability and sound quality. The guitar features a spruce top and mahogany back and sides as well as a mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. The onboard electronics consist of the matching Fishman Sonitone pickup and preamp. The size eres on the smaller end of the spectrum. The guitar comes with a vintage sunburst on not only the the guitar's top, but also it's back and in the middle of the neck, bringing an element of continuity to the guitar. The attention to details like this on an aesthetic front, could easily give the impression that this is a mid priced guitar.

UTILIZATION

The EL-00 is a smaller body guitar. It is a parlor shape and while not being so small that it could be mistaken for a "travel" guitar, the EL-00 is exceptionally light and easy to lug around. I would say that the dimensions and feel are comparable to Taylor's GS mini guitar. The D-taper slim profile neck is brilliant, very easy to maneuver. The guitar projects very well for it's size. Tuning stability was excellent thanks to the grover tuners.

SOUNDS

I played the EL-00 both unplugged and with a roland AC-33 amp. I also alternated between using a plectrum and playing mostly finger style.

The EL-00 sounds gorgeous. It is exceptionally warm for it's size and emphasizes a lot of good low-mids. I felt that this guitar was a bit brighter than the other epiphone's I played, but not nearly as bright as the likes of a Taylor. The guitar sounded good with a plectrum, and complex chords rang out with a nice amount of sweetness. However, I feel that the EL-00 excels at finger style performance. The Sonitone preamp does not give you control over level or Eq balancing on the guitar itself, though the signal provided was very useable.


OVERALL OPINION

I'd say that the Epiphone EL-00 is the best gig-able, budget, electric-acoustic I've played so far. The ease of play and the sweetness in the sound quality both uplugged and amplified, coupled with the aesthetic presentation makes it a no-brainer.