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Epiphone L-00 Studio Acoustic-Electric Parlor Guitar

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Gearank Recommendation

The L-00 Studio was featured on our recommended list for Beginner Acoustic Guitars from August 2019 until September 2020.


Note: This guitar was formerly known as the “EL-00 Pro” before Epiphone renamed it the “L-00 Studio”.

The Epiphone L-00 Studio is based on smaller “parlor” style flat top acoustics that they were building prior to being owned by Gibson.

This smaller body makes it viable for younger players, while older players appreciate its traditional “blues box” appeal.

And it’s not just about looks because Epiphone equipped this guitar with a solid spruce top, supported by mahogany back and sides, following after classic designs.

Note that this guitar is smaller than usual, and it has a slightly shorter scale length, so this is not for those who are looking for a standard size acoustic.

This guitar is equipped with a discretely positioned Fishman Sonitone soundhole preamp, paired with Fishman’s Sonicore pickup. This ups the utility of this guitar even more, making it a stage worthy acoustic-electric guitar that can be plugged into an amp when needed.

With its great specs and old school appeal, I consider beginners who start out with the Epiphone L-00 Studio to be extremely lucky.


  • String Type: Steel String
  • Body Shape: Parlor
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany back & sides
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Nut Width: 1.68″
If you’re looking for alternatives then take a look at what we recommend in our guides to Parlor Guitars and Acoustic Guitars

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