When it comes to acoustic guitar tone and quality, nothing performs like an all-solid wood instrument.
The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar combines traditional construction methods and features with
premium all-solid tone woods to bring you a new-vintage electric guitar with deep, rich lows, shimmering highs, and just the
right amount of mids. While many other guitars in this price class use pressed backs, spliced neck joints, and even artificial
wood backs and sides, you can be assured that this Epiphone guitar holds true to its all-solid wood promise.
a solid Sitka spruce top, hand-scalloped Sitka spruce braces, mahogany kerfing, a 25-1/2"-scale rosewood fingerboard, and
a rosewood bridge. Players looking for vintage tone and vibe will appreciate the handcrafted dovetail neck joint and hide-glue
construction. The Epiphone DR-500MCE guitar has a solid mahogany back and sides, as well as a 20-fret, hand-shaped mahogany
neck that joins the body at the 14th fret, which is adorned with carefully cut, split-diamond pearl fretboard inlays. As with
all Masterbilts, the Epiphone electric guitar features a vintage-style offset headstock with a stickpin inlay.
the Epiphone DR-500MCE sounds great unplugged, it really comes alive when plugged in—thanks to the eSonic2 preamp system.
Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the eSonic2 preamp features a built-in, easy-to-use tuner. When engaged, the Epiphone
guitar's output is automatically muted—with no popping noise—making it a perfect choice for stage use. You can
even push in the tuner button and unplug the guitar without a loud pop. 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. The preamp uses two 2032 lithium watch batteries that are not only lightweight, but provide significantly longer
life than old-fashioned, heavy 9V batteries.
Under the bone saddle is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex, a low-impedance
pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics into the Epiphone electric
guitar that not only pick up string vibration, but also top and body vibrations for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness
of piezos. Complimenting the NanoFlex is the revolutionary NanoMag pickup mounted at the harmonic-rich, end of the fingerboard.
Exclusively from Shadow, the NanoMag features 3 Samarian-Cobalt magnets and an integrated active circuit to capture all the
highs and lows, including a wide range of harmonics. With your choice of either a 1/4" mono output blending both pickups,
or a 1/4" stereo output splitting the two pickups, the Epiphone Masterbilt guitar pickup gives you incredible flexibility
and the opportunity to create the perfect acoustic tone live.
Other features on the Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic electric
guitar include quality vintage-style Grover Sta-Tite 16:1 ratio machine heads; bone nut and saddle; imitation tortoise pickguard;
nickel hardware; and a bound body, neck, and headstock.
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:
- Top material: solid sitka spruce
- Body material: solid mahogany
- Side material: solid mahogany
- Neck: mahogany, 1-piece plus heel
- Neck shape options: SlimTaper "D" profile
- Neck joint: glued-in, dove-tail, hide-glue construction
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Fingerboard: rosewood with mother-of-pearl split-diamond inlays
- Neck pickup: Shadow NanoMag
- Bridge pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
- Electronics: eSonic-2 stereo pramp
- 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: 6-ply body, 1-ply neck, 3-ply headstock
- Fingerboard radius:14"
- Frets: 20, medium
- Bridge: rosewood
- Saddle material: bone
- Nut width: 1.725"
- Nut material: bone
- Hardware: nickel
- Machine heads: Grover Sta-Tite, 18:1 ratio
- Finish: gloss body, satin neck
Gorgeous, radiant solid-top tone and Masterbilt quality. Order now!