Epiphone Genesis Pro

By June 15, 20122012, New Release
Epiphone Genesis Pro

The Epiphone Genesis was introduced in 1979 and now after 33 years it is back. Now Epiphone reissues the Genesis Pro for 2012 combining features from all three of the vintage models into one. Designed by Jim Walker who was Director of Marketing for Gibson Guitar Corporation and one of the builders of the very first Hamer Guitars. The Epiphone Genesis Pro features upgraded Probucker pickups, better-looking tops (AAA flame Maple veneer), new finishes plus it’s 2 lbs lighter.

Epiphone Genesis Pro

Epiphone Genesis Pro

Epiphone Genesis Pro

Epiphone Genesis Pro

The Epiphone Genesis is arguably the best solidbody guitar built by Epiphone and is sought after by collectors due to the scarcity of tonewoods.

Epiphone Genesis Pro features:

  • Body: Mahogany with AAA flame maple veneer
  • Pickups: ProBucker 2 & 3
  • Binding: Single-ply body & neck
  • Neck: Set mahogany with 1960’s SlimTaper “D” profile
  • Neck joint: Deep-set long tenon & volute
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with trapezoid inlays
  • Truss rod cover: 2-ply with “Genesis” engraving
  • Fingerboard radius: 12″
  • Frets: 22 medium-jumbo
  • Headstock: Elongated with no inlay
  • Tailpiece: LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar
  • Hardware: gold
  • Tuners: 14:1 ratio Grover
  • Input jack: Side-mounted
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Nut width: 1.65″
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, push/pull coil tapping for each pickup, 3-way selector switch

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  • Steve O says:

    Wanted one since the 1980s,my new sapphire blue pro did not disappoint. Love the D shaped neck (I normally play a strat) so it surprised me how easily I adapted. Singing sustain and I attribute this to something I noticed on my gene, the D and G strings rest up against the tuning pegs of the A and B strings at the machinehead anybody else notice this? One question: why so many refurbs of this guitar on the market allready? And are these guitars part of the original count of 2000 or an addifion to that original count? Factory 2nds?

     

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