Take Off for Tonal Euphoria with the Shred-Worthy Ibanez EP5!
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 cultured maple 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 cultured maple 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 cultured maple 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.
- 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
- Cultured maple fretboard with 24 frets and "Vai" inlay at 12th fret
- Multi-black body binding
- Cultured maple 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: Cultured maple
Bridge: Cultured maple
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
Width at Nut: 43mm
Width at 14th Fret: 55mm
Thickness at 1st: 20mm
Thickness at 7th: 21mm
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 2 3/4"
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