The Epiphone SST Studio guitar takes its sound to an entirely new level with a specially designed pre-amp system from Shadow Electronics of Germany. The old-style piezo pickup has been replaced with the Shadow NanoFlex pickup which provides amazing fidelity of sound and is far superior in vibration transfer and acoustic wave-form amplification. Because of the pickup’s very thin, flexible qualities it fits unobtrusively in the saddle tray and insures the best possible contact from the saddle and the bridge. Another great innovation for the SST system is an easy access battery compartment for much simplified replacement. On the control panel there is an amp/headphone switch. A musician can flip the switch to “headphones” and the preamp to drive headphones when plugged into the guitar’s output jack. This is perfect for practice and private playing.
Other specifications of the Epiphone SST Studio include:
• Body Material: Mahogany- Chambered
• Top Material: Select Spruce
• Neck Material: Mahogany
• Neck Shape: C-Shape
• Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
• Scale Length: 24.75”
• Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
• Fingerboard Radius: 12”
• Nut Width: 1.68”
• Hardware: Gold
• Machine Heads: Grover
• Bridge Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
• Preamp: Shadow SST-Preamp, 1-Volume, 1-Treble EQ, 1-Bass EQ, Amp/Headphone Output Selector
• Power: One 9-volt Battery
• Bridge: Rosewood
• Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Epiphone has also announced the SST Classic model guitar, a nylon string guitar featuring the same active volume and EQ controls and the new Shadow NanoFlex pickup system for amazing acoustic tone. It also comes with the amp/headphone switch and comes in two different nut widths, 1.75” and 2.00” to meet any specific need.
The SST Studio and SST Classic are both backed by the Epiphone Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/360 Customer Service and guarantees the instrument against defects in materials or workmanship. Authorized dealers can be found at Authorized Epiphone Dealer.