Epiphone introduces the FT-350SCE Acoustic Electric, the world’s first affordable self-tuning acoustic electric guitar and featuring the fast, easy, and dependable Min-ETune system that gets you in tune quickly and accurately at the touch of a button. The FT-350SCE, 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.
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 SpeedNut that solves the age-old problem of string slippage and intonation, now there’s nothing between you, your instrument, and the audience.
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. Min-ETune tunes all six strings simultaneously in seconds. There are other automatic tuning systems that work by digitally synthesizing the sound of a tuned string. But Min-ETune tunes your physical strings—no tricks and no digital processing. You’ll never hear one pitch coming out of your speakers and a different pitch coming out of your guitar. With Min-ETune, what you play is what you hear.
Another new feature found on the FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric is the new Tronical SpeedNut. Designed in Germany, the Tronical SpeedNut 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.