The Epiphone PR-4E Acoustic-Electric Guitar has been a best seller since its first release over a decade ago, giving beginners a chance to learn on a guitar that had both professional sound and quality construction at a great price. At Epiphone, we take all musicians seriously—whether you’ve been playing all your life or just picked up a guitar for the first time--and the PR-4E continues Epiphone’s long tradition of building every instrument to last a lifetime.
The PR-4E features a select Spruce top. The ‘top’ of any acoustic guitar is the source of its “voice” and acts as a kind of soundboard. Spruce is one of the preferred tonewoods when making acoustic guitars for its ability to hold up to hours of playing time in all kinds of venues and still project a rich tone. The PR-4E’s select Spruce top is supported by vintage style X-bracing—just like vintage Epiphone Masterbilts--which not only supports the top but also gives the PR-4E considerable volume and balance for its size. It’s a perfect guitar for singer-songwriters too, and thanks to the quality construction and combination of Spruce and Mahogany, the PR-4E doesn’t suffer from sounding “boomy” or “scooped” like other beginner’s guitars. The Venetian cutaway allows easy reach to the upper frets and gives the PR-4E a distinctive profile that’s both modern and classic.
The PR-4E’s Mahogany body features 5-layer white and black binding and the Mahogany neck has a Rosewood fingerboard, a 1.68” nut, and single layer white binding along the neck. There are premium die-cast 14:1 ratio machine heads (tuners) on the Epiphone trademark Sloped Dovewing headstock along with a classic 60s era Epiphone logo.
The PR-4E’s piezo pickup system is located under the saddle. The guitar’s built-in electronics are mounted on the upper bout of the guitar and feature easy-to-use boost and cut controls for Treble, Middle, and Bass. There is also a Volume control along with a phase switch and a low battery light indicator. A 9-volt battery compartment is located next to the EQ controls allowing for quick changes during a show.
It comes in 3 finishes: Ebony, Natural and Vintage Sunburst