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Epiphone Masterbilt Century De Luxe Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar

$899.00 MSRP: $1,499.00 Save : $600.00 (40%)
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MSRP: $1,499.00 $899.00 Save : $600.00 (40%)
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Description

The Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a large body guitar that produces a strong, full tone capable of cutting through any mix.

Like Epiphone’s first generation of archtops, the new De Luxe Classic has a unique body profile with a 17” lower bout, a 12.6” upper bout, a 10.25” waist, and a 21” body length with traditional F-holes. The De Luxe Classic has a deeper bass and an overall fuller tone than most archtops but with more punch than a flat-top. The 5-piece Hard Maple and Mahogany neck has a full rounded “C”- profile that is glued to the body with a dovetail joint for a precise fit so the De Luxe will resonate as one piece of wood. The Ebony fretboard has 20 medium frets, a 25.5” scale length, and pearloid “Notched Diamond” inlays modeled after the original Masterbilts.

The full tone of the De Luxe Classic sounds beautiful unamplified on a small stage or in the studio. But now the cutting edge eSonic HD (High Definition) preamp system and Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup make it possible for archtop players to hear their instrument amplified exactly as they hear it unplugged. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the sound hole. The pre-amp system is powered by a standard 9-volt battery that is easy to access, located near the ¼” output jack.

The De Luxe Classic comes with Historic Epiphone Re-issue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons with an upgraded 18:1 tuning ratio for fast and accurate tuning. The tuners are mounted on an Epiphone Dovewing headstock with Pearloid "Banner" logos. Unlike many vintage archtops, the De Luxe Classic has a dual action truss rod for easy and perfect set-up. The Floating Adjustable Ebonoid Bridge is made from a synthesized material that has the grain-like texture and look of Ebony but is harder and more reliable for years of playing. The historic aged all-nickel Trapeze Tailpiece is also inspired from Epiphone’s vintage Masterbilt collection. Every new Masterbilt Century guitar is set up at the factory with Cleartone 12-53 gauge strings. An optional vintage-styled hard case is also available.

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  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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5.0

Best Archtop I've found!

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Pros

  • Beautiful Tone

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      Ive been looking for an archtop that I could afford, that had the tone I wanted. This was it. It plays like a dream and sounds even better. I've had this guitar for about 2 weeks now, and can not find anything negative to say about it. Seems to be set up just the way I like it. It's hard to find this kind of build quality at this price point.

      Don't expect This guitar to sound like any flat top you've played. If you want a guitar that will cut through the mix or give you a distinctive sound when playing solo, this is it! To my ear this guitar is both punchier and more balanced than most. I play finger style and find I need to play a little more gently than I do on my flat tops.

      The one thing I found most remarkable about this guitar is it sound almost the same played acoustic or amplified, as long as it's plugged into a quality amp. The under saddle pickup in the floating bridge is almost as good as a quality microphone. It does little to color the sound produced by the spruce top. I use a Fishman SA 220 or a Fender Acoustasonic SFX. The Fishman handles this guitar great, the Fender takes a little more care tuning it to prevent feedback. Just for a little fun, I tried playing through a Fender Hot Rod Deville. I took a bit of tweeking to keep this electric guitar amp from feeding back. Once I got it dialed in I was suprised how well this guitar could drive the tubes in this amp.

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      Series Masterbilt
      Model De Luxe Classic Century
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      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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