Epiphone Masterbilt DR500MCE Acoustic Electric Guitar

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    Epiphone Masterbilt DR500MCE Acoustic Electric Guitar combines traditional construction methods and historic features with premium all solid tone woods to bring you a new ‘vintage’ instrument with deep rich lows, shimmering highs and a balanced mid-range. Featuring a solid Sitka Spruce top, hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces, and mahogany kerfing along with a rosewood bridge and bone saddle, the DR500MCE's historic dreadnought shape with a spectacular cutaway also contributes to its great tone.

    The Masterbilt DR500MCE also has a solid mahogany back and sides, which adds to the guitar's legendary tone as well as a hand-shaped solid mahogany neck. The 25.5 inch scale mahogany neck joins the body at the 14th fret and is adorned with split-diamond pearl fretboard inlays. The ‘off-set’ headstock has a ‘stickpin’ headstock inlay along with a 1.68 inch bone nut.

    The Epiphone Masterbilt DR500MCE Acoustic Electric Guitar comes alive when plugged-in, thanks to the eSonic2 preamp system. The Sonic2 preamp features a built-in, easy-to-use tuner. Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include Master Volume, NanoFlex Tone, NanoMag Tone, stereo blend, low battery indicator and a phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback.

    Epiphone Masterbilt DR500MCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Features

    • Quality vintage-style Grover Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio machine heads
    • Imitation tortoise pickguard, nickel hardware
    • Bound body, neck and headstock
    • NanoFlex uses unique flexible sensing material featuring integrated active electronics
    • NanoMag pickup mounted at the end of the fingerboard
    • NanoMag has 3 Samarian-Cobalt magnets and integrated active circuit to capture a range of harmonics
    • Sitka Spruce top is that it gets better with age
    • Superbly shaped cutaway allowing for easy reach of all the frets
    • When engaged, output is automatically muted with no popping noise
    • Push in the tuner button and unplug the guitar without a loud pop

    Product Specifications
    Epiphone Masterbilt DR500MCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications

  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body: Solid mahogany
  • Side: Solid mahogany
  • Neck: mahogany; 1-piece plus heel
  • Neck Shape Options: SlimTaper D profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dove-Tail with hide glue
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Split-Diamond Inlays
  • Neck Pickup: Shadow NanoMag
  • Bridge Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
  • Electronics: eSoinc-2 Stereo Preamp
  • Controls:
    • eSonic2 preamp with built-in tuner
    • Stereo output, Master Volume Pot
  • NanoMag EQ Pot
  • NanoFlex EQ Pot
  • Phase Anti-Feedback Switch
  • Electronic Tuner Activation with Output Mute Switch
  • Binding:
    • Body: 6-ply
    • Neck:1-ply
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14 inches
  • Frets: 20 medium
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.68 inches
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio
  • Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  615-871-4500 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
    Blaze Sonnier
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    Great Guitar
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    It was as in tune after bouncing around in Fed-ex trucks for two days, the action is low, the electronics are good. I read another Review that said the tone knobs for each, of the two, pick-ups only made a slight difference. I believe that person could've possibly got a bad pickle out of the bunch or they are close to tone deaf. The strings that came with it are not bad, but I bought some Elixirs. I do believe they will sound better, but I love this guitar! Not too often you unpackage a guitar and it does not require a set up. 2 thumbs up!
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    Lawless
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    Not as good as I was expecting
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    I received this guitar and it is beautiful. Opened the case, picked it up, it was out of tune and has a little fret buzz. Not a good fit for me; it's going back. I already ordered the Taylor.
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    Mike
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    Excellent sounding guitar
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    Haven't got a chance to if it in yet , but I'm thinking about picking up the fish man loud box artist to utilize both of the pick ups. So far I am happy with the purchase just breaking in in the fingers to get used to playing an acoustic again. Good action and great tones out of this puppy.
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    Thomas
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    Amazing!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    Only gripe is it doesn't come with a case. This is at the top level of guitars! It plays as good if not better than the high dollar guitars I own!
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    E J
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    It was better than I hoped for!
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    I'd been curious about this guitar for years. Finally took the plunge and couldn't be happier. Comparable to guitars four to five times the cost.
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    thomas clinton
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    great guitar
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    love it!!!! right out of the box, tuned it played it. great action even past 12th fret! not any complaints! very very satisfied!
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    Kris
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    Better than the Taylor 310
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    Just bought this guitar this week, it looks great, and plays great, it is comparable to any other solid wood guitar around $2000, Everything about it is great, love it
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    Jacob W.
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    4 3/4 star instrument.
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    1.received guitar two days after order was placed with free shipping!! 2.This instrument is beautiful without a single flaw I could find 3.The tone is comparable to a martin action is incredibly low without any buzzing. 4.Set up was superb right out of the box it wasn't even a half step out of tune. 5.-1/4* The electronics are not well suited for this guitar, you can work it out with eq between amp and on board but my ej200 has same setup and sounds better plugged in. Still it isn't as if its so bad its unusable just doesn't compliment the great tone the guitar actually has. Bottom line... This is the best acoustic I have ever owned, one of the best value deal out there and AMS makes it easy to own.
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    Jim
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    I Love this guitar!
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    Great craftsmanship! Set up just right outta the box. I tuned it and played it, nice very nice! This is a great guitar!
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    Blacksheep
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    Super Guitar
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I hoped I would like this Guitar but I was very happy to find out I feel in LOVE with it, out of the box it out played all my other acoustics and I have a bunch. The sound is great plugged in or not, I never thought I would find something as good as my Hummingbird but I have and the price is great too, The Masterbilt guitars are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and get one you will not be sorry.
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