The Epiphone Masterbuilt AJ500ME acoustic electric guitar
is an appointment-loaded music making machine with an
overall value to price ratio that will make your head
Never before have we seen such exquisite
detail and styling on an instrument at this price.
Beautifully crafted solid mahogany body with solid
sitka spruce top produces incredibly detailed and
warm sounds that are absolutely phenomenal. The
rosewood fingerboard atop the mahogany set neck adds
a certain sparkle that is sure to leave your audience
in awe. Plus, with a nut width of a mere 1.68 inches,
it is comfortable enough to play for hours. Based on Gibson’s classic slope shoulder Jumbo design, the AJ500ME can handle everything from power-rock rhythms to bluegrass leads. This model
comes factory loaded with the eSonic2 system, so you can
use it for your performances that require a little more
volume than a standard acoustic has to offer.
Review by Ed Mitchell in Total Guitar (UK) March 2006!
Today’s Masterbilt Acoustic Series encompasses many of the most coveted aspects of fine guitar building for a remarkable price. Each Masterbilt guitar is constructed of the finest all solid tonewoods. The tops are braced using the 1930’s wide X bracing and extra deep scarfing to produce incredible resonance. The joints are hand fitted and glued using authentic hot hide glue, and the bridges and fingerboard are constructed of premium solid rosewood. The saddle is compensated bone, as is the nut. This premium construction is capped off with deluxe appointments including gold open backed tuners, a tapered headstock, mother-of-pearl inlays, and real abalone binding (on some models) to provide an instrument that is as impressive to look at as it is to play, feel, and hear.