Epiphone’s FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric is the world’s first affordable self-tuning electric guitar. Featuring the proven and dependable Min-ETuneTM system that gets you in tune quickly and accurately at the touch of a button. The FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric guitar is powered by the Shadow® ePerformer™ preamp and the NanoFlex™ Under Saddle Pickup System and comes in Antique Natural, Ebony, Violin Burst, and Wine Red color finishes.
For over a century, Epiphone has led the way in designing professional affordable instruments. Artists like The Beatles, Gary Clark Jr, and Zakk Wylde have counted on “House of Stathopoulo” acoustic guitars to set trends and make history. And now with the new Epiphone FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric guitar,
Epiphone combines decades of superior acoustic design with the revolutionary Min-ETune system that will change the way beginners and professionals see and hear their guitar.
The Min-ETune system is a powerful new tool for guitarists of all levels. The compact battery-powered system tunes your guitar in seconds and can deliver 80-100 tunings on one charge. For beginners, having Min-ETune on your guitar means that every spare moment you have to practice your instrument, learn a classic riff, or try out a new idea will be spent playing instead of tuning. The Min-ETune knows your instrument as well as you do and can make fine adjustments that would be hard if not impossible to make accurately with a typical pedal tuner. The Min-ETune is fast, accurate, and requires no cables, wi-fi, or experience. For professionals, the Min-ETune will instantly make a big difference whether you’re performing live in concert or in the studio. No more fiddling with pedals, small cables, or keeping an ugly clip-on tuner attached to your headstock. The Min-ETune is your invisible guitar tech—getting you in tune and keeping you in tune anywhere, anytime. At the push of a button, Min-ETune will tune all six strings to perfect pitch automatically.
Alternative Tunings Made Instant and Easy:
For metal, rock, blues and country guitarists who are used to bringing multiple guitars on stage for songs that require open tunings, Min-ETune eliminates the hassle of long pauses in between songs or even the need to bring all that extra gear. Your Min-ETune comes with 12 popular preset alternate tunings. And in addition, you can also program up to six additional tunings yourself. You can even adjust your guitar’s tunings to match other instruments such as a piano. The Min-ETune system is nothing short of revolutionary. With the addition of the new Tronical SpeedNutTM that solves the age-old problem of string slippage and intonation, now there’s nothing between you, your instrument, and the audience. And what better way to introduce the new Min-ETune system than an acoustic guitar designed and built by the “House of Stathopoulo,” a leader in designing the modern acoustic guitar. Meet the FT-350SCE acoustic/electric.
Another new feature found on the FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric
is the new Tronical SpeedNutTM. Designed in Germany, the Tronical® SpeedNutTM is made from an exclusive material that is 2-times more slippery than Teflon™ so there are no tuning hang-ups. The SpeedNut is 3-times harder than bone, making string vibration easy while maintaining precise tone and pitch. Each nut is precision molded to ensure consistently perfect string height at the lower frets for easy fingering.
Shadow® NanoFlex™ Pickup System :
The FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric is powered by a Shadow® ePerformer™ preamp and a NanoFlex™ Under Saddle Pickup System. Epiphone and Shadow Germany have worked together for over a decade at perfecting ways to amplify an acoustic guitar on stage so it sounds like an acoustic guitar no matter what your stage volume. The combination of the Shadow® ePerformer™ Preamp—featuring a wide range of eq options--and the NanoFlex™ under saddle pickup gives you unlimited control of the FT-350SCE on stage and in the studio.
Controls for the FT-350SCE’s Shadow™ ePerformer™
Preamp are on the upper bout and include controls for Master Volume, Bass, Treble, Phase, Mute, and an adjustable Dynamics control. There is also a low battery indicator. The Shadow™ ePerformer™ preamp is powered by two 2032 Lithium Ion Cell batteries. The output jack and strap locks are nickel and the FT-350SCE’s is strung at the Epiphone factory with time-tested D'Addario Phosphor (12-53) strings.
Min-ETuneTM Machine Heads:
The new Epiphone FT-350SCE gets in tune and stays in tune thanks to the Min-ETune system with vintage style keys with a 40:1 tuning ratio. The revolutionary Min-ETune is the only proven system to keep your guitar in tune and automatically tunes to standard pitch as well as open tunings quickly and accurately. Any Epiphone guitar with Min-ETune feels the same, looks the same (the unit mounts onto the back of your guitar’s headstock), and plays the same. But most importantly, your guitar also sounds the same since Min-ETune works by tuning the actual strings, not by digital trickery that degrades your tone. The Epiphone FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric’s Min-ETune comes with 18 preset tunings including 12 factory presets and 6 user programmable presets. The factory presets alone cover all the classic blues, rock, country, and metal tunings including Standard E, Eb with Drop D, Drop D, DADGAD, Open A, G, D, and E, and standard Dobro tuning. Save time and money in the studio, keep the flow going on-stage, and enhance your creativity with new tunings. Alternate tunings are hard to master, especially for new players, but Min-ETune gets you in and out of 12 custom tunings in seconds. You can even tune to instruments like piano that might be slightly off of standard pitch. You take care of the playing—we’ll handle the tuning. Just push a button, strum, and your perfectly tuned FT-350SCE is ready to rock, write, or record.
||Solid Sitka Spruce
||3-pc Hard Maple with Volute
||Rosewood with "DOT" Inlays
||Shadow® NanoFlex™ Under Saddle Element
||Shadow® ePerformer™ System
||Controls Master Volume, Bass, Treble,
||Phase, Mute and Low Battery Indicator
||by two #2032 Lithium Ion Cells
||Min-ETune™ Automatic Tuner System
|18 Tuning Preset
12 Factory Presets
1 - Standard E
2 - Eb
3 - Eb w/ drop D
4 - Drop D
5 - Double Drop D
6 - DADGAD
7 - DADDAD
8 - Open E
9 - Open G
10 - Open A
11 - Open D
12 - Dobro (G,B,D,B,G,D)
6 User Programmable Presets
||1 - Neck Volume
1 - Neck Tone
1 - Bridge Volume
1 - Bridge Tone
|Binding Body Top
||- White/Black; 10-Layer
||- White/Black; 2-Layer
||- White; 1-Layer
||Vintage "Epiphone"; Pearloid "2014" Logo on Back of Headstock
|Truss Rod Cover
||"Bullet" shape; Black/White; 2-Layer
Truss Rod Logo Epiphone "E" in White
|| Min-ETune™ Robo-Machine Heads with Vintage Keys; 40:1 Ratio
Headstock Sloped Dovewing; 14 degree angle
|| Imitation Bone; Compensated
||1/4" End-Pin Jack
|Guitar User's Manual
Min-ETune Quick-Start Guide
1 - Min-ETune Battery
Min-ETune Battery Charger
||Epiphone Limited Lifetime