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Epiphone Masterbilt Century De Luxe Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 
5.0

(2 reviews)

$999.00 MSRP: $1,665.00 Save : $666.00 (40%)
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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
Reviews

STUNNING JAZZ BOX

5

THIS GUITAR IS THE BEST SOUNDING NEW-OUT-OF-THE-BOX ARCHTOP I HAVE EVER PLAYED. THE FIGURE ON THE MAPLE BACK AND SIDES IS GORGEOUS. THE NECK IS CHUNKY IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY. THE INLAY WORK IS IMMACULATE. THE PICKGUARD ADDS THE PERFECT CLASSY TOUCH. THE PARRALEL, CELLO-STYLE BRACING MAKES THIS GUITAR RING AND THUMP LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS. THE PICKUP, WHILE NOT TRADITIONAL SOUNDING, BEAUTIFULLY ENHANCES THE ACOUSTIC TONE. THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS AT THIS PRICE.

JCOFFEY

INDIANA

Best Archtop I've found!

5

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.

Tommy Blue

Arizona

Masterbilt Century De Luxe Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar

5.0 2

100.0

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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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