Epiphone continues its 2014 monthly giveaways with the new Ltd. Ed. "Inspired by" 1964 Caballero which they say is one of their most beloved vintage designs and is now equipped with Shadow electronics, the most accurate and flexible amplification system for acoustic guitars. Epiphone President Jim Rosenberg, told us, "There are so many great acoustic guitars in Epiphone's history, but the Ltd. Ed. 'Inspired by' 1964 Caballero is one of my personal favorites. It's the perfect size guitar for any style of music and it has tremendous tone and projection. With Shadow electronics, it really is a guitar for every player--pros and pros at heart."
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Ltd. Ed. "Inspired by" 1964 Caballero
The original Epiphone Caballero was one of the first new "modern" acoustic guitars designed and built at Epiphone's new home in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 1950s when it joined forces with Gibson Brands. The Caballero was a unique design for Epiphone and fit right in with the time, as the folk music era was taking off.
The Caballero has been a guitar connoisseur's favorite precisely for its compact size, which makes both picked runs and driving rhythms stand out with a sharp, focused tone that is never boomy. Now, the Caballero can plug in anywhere with the Shadow ePerformer Preamp System and ShadowTM NanoFlex low impedance pickup system.
The Caballero's Select Mahogany top and back has the same profile and materials as hard-to-find (and expensive) original vintage models. The Mahogany neck has a 1960s SlimTaper profile that's easy for fretting chords or driving rhythm with a 24.75" scale and 20 medium frets. The Rosewood fretboard has simple "dot" pearloid inlays on the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets with a precisely cut 1.68 nut. The classic shaped Sloped Dovewing headstock has a pearloid script/60s era "Epiphone" logo in gold silkprint.
Epiphone and Shadow Germany have worked together for over a decade at perfecting how to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage without sacrificing tone. The Ltd. Ed. Caballero is just one of many Epiphone guitars that feature the cutting edge pickup system that can handle any size gig and still produce an "acoustic" sound. The Shadow ePerformer Preamp and NanoFlex Pickup system provide fantastic tonal range and easy-to-use controls so a performer can "dial in" just the right tone in a club, a coffee-house or even an outdoor stage.
Pricing and Availability:
Enter to win on the Epiphone website starting July 1.
The contest is open to residents of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom/Europe. One winner from each region will take home a Ltd. Ed. "Inspired by" 1964 Caballero.
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