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Ibanez EP5 Euphoria Steve Vai Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This Steve Vai-approved acoustic-electric boasts a solid Engelmann spruce top, Fishman Sonicore pickup and Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp, and a Vai 12th fret inlay. (5) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Engelmann spruce top Aged tone, mellow but strong midrange
Fishman Sonicore pickup Delivers a warm, rich tone with great response
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Venetian cutaway Sharp cutaway for access to upper frets
The Ibanez EP5 Euphoria Steve Vai signature acoustic guitar is the EP10's younger sibling in this Vai-approved family of shred-worthy acoustic guitars. Your EP5 has an Engelmann-spruce-topped body with mahogany back and sides in a comfortable thin EP shape. An unyielding mahogany neck with ultra-tight action sports a comfortable rosewood fingerboard of 24 frets with an attractive "Vai" inlay. Your playing is captured through a Fishman Sonicore pickup and pumped through a battery-powered Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp with an onboard tuner. This acoustic guitar will show you that a warm and clear-sounding acoustic-electric axe can also bring the shred.

Attractive Engelmann Spruce Top and Mahogany Body

Your EP5 has a warm and resounding body, thanks to a solid Engelmann spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Engelmann spruce pushes your midrange a bit and yields a stronger overtone component to your playing. Your mahogany back and sides keep your tone dark and warm for a rich and inviting acoustic sound. These woods work together to craft a warm inviting tone that sounds just as nice as this guitar looks.

Buttery Mahogany Neck

This acoustic-electric delight has a smooth shred-worthy neck. This sturdy mahogany appendage hugs your strings in a close and comfortable action that beckons your fingers to see just how fast they can play. Your rosewood fingerboard spans 24 frets for two octaves that reach all of the way up to the edge of your EP5's soundhole. The lower horn on this axe has a deep cut to give you easier access to those higher frets.

Fishman Sonicore pickup and AEQ210TF Preamp

Your Fishman Sonicore pickup is the perfect electric ear for your E5's alluring tone. Your signal is pumped through a 9-volt-battery-powered Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp. According to Steve Vai, "The Euphoria is made to be sleek and thin with a large acoustic-electric sound. Its size gives it a bright crisp tone that allows it to sit on top of a mix." Your electronics include volume, treble, bass, phase controls, and an onboard tuner.

A Modest, Yet Eye-Catching Acoustic

If the EP10 has too much bling for your tastes, then the EP5 takes your guitar's flair down a couple of notches. The 12th fret on your rosewood fingerboard has a sleek "Vai" inlay, and your Engelmann spruce top has a decorative original design decal rosette pattern around the soundhole. Gold die-cast tuners with brown pearl knobs keep your headstock classy but not overbearing.

Features:

- Thin EP body with X bracing
- Solid Engelmann spruce top, mahogany back and sides
- Buttery mahogany neck with close action
- Gold Die-cast tuners with brown pearl knobs
- Rosewood fretboard with 24 frets and "Vai" inlay at 12th fret
- Multi-black body binding
- Rosewood bridge with Ibanez Advantage bridge pins
- Fishman Sonicore pickup
- 9V battery-powered Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp with onboard tuner
- Volume, treble, bass, and phase controls
- Original Design Decal Rosette soundhole pattern
- 1/4" endpin jack

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Body Shape: Special Thin EP body
Bracing: X Bracing
Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
Back/Sides: Mahogany back and sides
Neck: Mahogany neck
Fretboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Body Binding: Multi-Black
Inlay: Special "Vai" 12th fret inlay
Soundhole Rosette: Original Design Decal Rosette
Tuning Machine: Gold Die-cast Tuner w/Brown Pearl knobs
Number of frets: 24
Bridge pins: Ibanez Advantag Bridge pin
Strings: D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauge)
Pickup: Fishman Sonicore pickup
Preamp: Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp w/Onboard tuner
Output Jack: 1/4" Endpin Jack
Battery: 9V Battery
Finish: Gloss
Scale: 651mm
Width at Nut: 43mm
Width at 14th Fret: 55mm
Thickness at 1st: 20mm
Thickness at 7th: 21mm
Radius: 305mm
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 2 3/4"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 20 x 5 in
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

The Ibanez EP5 Euphoria Steve Vai acoustic electric guitar features a solid Engelmann spruce top, mahogany neck, and a special thin body that is designed for comfort. The Ibanez EP5 has a special Vai 12th fret inlay and Fishman Sonicore pickup, featuring an Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp, designed for thin bodied acoustic applications. This acoustic electric offers what Vai refers to as 'bright crisp tone that allows it to sit on top of the mix.'

Whether played solo or in the context of a band, Euphoria acoustics offers the perfect sound to complement any music that calls for an acoustic treatment.
Customer Reviews
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Overall: well I have to say it is a very fine guitar for the money,she played well out of box but do belive a setup is in order,plays lovely unplugged but plugged in she has a sweet sound warm rich I do love it really well if anyone is thinking of getting one ........DO!!!
Style of Music: LATE 60'S,70;S.80'S 90'S SOME NEW STUFF YES I 'AM A ROCKER
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Sound: The sound from this acoustic is amazing. Pluged in it just a treat to play and build quality is top choice perfection. Feature: Yes an extra bridge and guitar cable as every new guitar is shipped. Ease of Use: With buit in tuner no more fumbling with a tuner its built in. Quality: This guitar was made really well, the paint finsh setup it was even tuned to open G when i got it sounds perfect. Value: Well I received a discount code for a $100 buck so I got mine shipped to my door for 399 WOW. Manufacturer Support: No but Ibanez is a top notch company. The Wow Factor: Very sexy... Overall: many years to come. I have #29 serial number.....
Style of Music: Jazz Rock Metal Melodic
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