Epiphone DR-500MCE Masterbilt Dreadnought Electro Acoustic, Vintage Sunburst
The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE gives you all solid tone wood for amazing tone. It's an old adage, but solid tonewood really is a great place to start for a great acoustic. Couple this with the Masterbilt range'sheritage, a line of guitars that dates back to the '30s, and you've got a great recipe for guitar success.
The DR-500MCE combines traditional construction methods modern features to deliver a new "vintage" instrument with deep, rich tone with, shimmering highs and just the right amount of mids. Other guitars around this price use laminated and pressed backs and spliced neck joints, but you can be sure that every Masterbilt holds true to it's all solid wood promise and its great heritage.
In terms of wood selection, the DR-500MCE has a solid Sitka spruce top, hand-scalloped Sitka spruce braces, mahogany kerfing, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It also has a solid Mahogany back and sides as well hand-shaped Mahogany neck. If you're looking for vintage vibe and tone, the Masterbilt DR-500MCE is a great place to start.
There's no doubting that the DR-500MCE sounds great played by itself but it also features a Fishman Pickup and preamp system so you can plug-in and play wherever you are.
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- Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body Material: Solid Mahogany
- Side Material: Solid Mahogany
- Neck Material: 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"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Split-Diamond inlays
- Electronics: Fishman Preamp
- Binding: Body = 6 ply; Neck = 1 ply; Headstock = 3-ply
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Frets: 20; medium
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.725"
- Nut Masterial: Bone
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover™ Sta-Tite™ 18:1 ratio
- Finish: Gloss body; Satin neck
Beautiful looking guitar. Such a warm and rich sound, with or without amp/PA. Please be aware this is the newer model that comes with Fishmans Presys onboard and not esonic2. They have done away with the Shadow NanoFlex bridge pickup. (Please see corresponding photos.) We have no way of comparing the 2 systems therefore we can't comment on any differences there might be. It is an outstanding guitar, especially for the price. Would highly recommend.
Nice Guitar once its been setup, Only thing i dont like is the pick guard(very thin and some sharp edges)
Was not delivered on time by courier
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