Product Ref: 105289
The EP5 has a mahogany body topped with solid Engelmann spruce. The top is supported with X bracing which helps give a bright and resonant acoustic tone with great responsiveness to your playing dynamics. The special thin EP body shape gives a more manageable playing-feel and is perfect for electric players making the transition to the acoustic guitar. The Florentine cutaway gives easy access to the top frets and makes this guitar perfect for the stage and the studio.
The EP5's mahogany neck has a similar thickness to an electric guitar and is the ideal instrument for electric guitarists to transition to during a live performance. The smooth cultured maple fingerboard provides a smooth playing surface and is finished with a signature "Vai" 12th fret inlay.
The EP5 is loaded with a Fishman Sonicore pickup and an Ibanez AEQ210TF preamp. This setup gives a natural amplified tone that reproduces the acoustic nuances of the guitar. The preamp has a handy onboard tuner, phase button, and 2-band EQ so you can fully sculpt your sound from directly on the guitar.
Die-cast machineheads with brown acrylic knobs give the EP5 excellent tuning stability and a distinct design touch. The bridge features Ibanez Advantage bridge pins for much easier string changes than traditional pin designs. The specially designed rosette plate and body purfling gives this guitar an elegant aesthetic for the stage.