Epiphone Masterbilt® De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Guitar™


41.00€  206.00€



A History of Archtop Excellence Since 1931 Reinvented for the 21st Century Epiphone’s first Masterbilt archtops quickly rose to popularity during the 1930s “Big Band” era and were renowned for their warm woody tone, wide tonal range and punchy volume.  However, with the invention of the electric guitar pickup, archtop acoustic guitars quickly became equipped with magnetic amplification and were for the most part, forever transformed into “electric” guitars.  Until now…

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining our original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the new Masterbilt Century Collection™.  The first collection of archtop “acoustic/electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments.  Just play one and you will immediately feel and hear the difference between today’s common “flat top” acoustic guitar and the unique voice of a Masterbilt Century.  Plug one in and prepare to be amazed!  Really.  You have to hear it to believe it. 

Now with the eSonic™ HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century archtop acoustic/electric into an amp or any PA and hear your guitar’s beautiful and dynamic true acoustic tone on any size stage.  For flattop guitarists who have only played old plywood archtops, the sound of a Masterbilt Century guitars will be a revelation.  Get ready for a totally new acoustic guitar experience!
PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Historic Epiphone Archtop Design with f-holes
  • Solid Spruce Top with Longitudinal Bracing
  • True Acoustic Sound with eSonic™ HD Preamp/NanoFlex™ HD pickup
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Historic Tuners and Headstock Inlay Design
SPECIFICATIONS
FinishAged Gloss
Hardware Aged Nickel
Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
Body Laminated Flame Maple
Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 17"
Upper Bout = 12.6"
Waist = 10.25"
Body Length = 21"
Neck 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany
Neck ProfileRounded "C" shape
Weight5.75 lbs
PreampeSonic HD (High Definition)
ControlsMaster Volume & Master EQ
PickupShadow NanoFlex HD; Under-saddle
Power9 Volt Battery
Output Jack1/4"
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod CoverBlack PVC "Bullet"; 1-layer
Neck Joint

Dovetail; Glued-In

Fingerboard Ebony
F'Brd InlayPearloid "Notched Diamond"
HeadstockHistoric Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid "Banner" logos
Tuners Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio
Frets 20; Medium
Nut Bone
Nut Width1.69" (43mm)
Scale Length25.5"
StringsCleartone; 12-53
BridgeFloating Adjustable; Ebonoid
SaddleCompensated; Artificial Bone
TailpieceHistoric Epiphone Trapeze
BindingBody Top - 3-Layer
Body Back – 3-Layer
Fingerboard – 1-Layer
Headstock - None
"F" Hole - None
PickguardImitation Tortoise
Strap ButtonsYes
Serial Number1930's Era Replica Soundhole Label
OptionalCentury Collection De Luxe Hard Case
Part #940-DELCS; UPC 711106700229
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Websitewwww.epiphone.com
Service1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766), service@gibson.com
A History of Archtop Excellence Since 1931 Reinvented for the 21st Century













PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Historic Epiphone Archtop Design with f-holes
  • Solid Spruce Top with Longitudinal Bracing
  • True Acoustic Sound with eSonic™ HD Preamp/NanoFlex™ HD pickup
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Historic Tuners and Headstock Inlay Design
SPECIFICATIONS
FinishAged Gloss
Hardware Aged Nickel
Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
Body Laminated Flame Maple
Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 17"
Upper Bout = 12.6"
Waist = 10.25"
Body Length = 21"
Neck 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany
Neck ProfileRounded "C" shape
Weight5.75 lbs
PreampeSonic HD (High Definition)
ControlsMaster Volume & Master EQ
PickupShadow NanoFlex HD; Under-saddle
Power9 Volt Battery
Output Jack1/4"
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod CoverBlack PVC "Bullet"; 1-layer
Neck Joint

Dovetail; Glued-In

Fingerboard Ebony
F'Brd InlayPearloid "Notched Diamond"
HeadstockHistoric Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid "Banner" logos
Tuners Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio
Frets 20; Medium
Nut Bone
Nut Width1.69" (43mm)
Scale Length25.5"
StringsCleartone; 12-53
BridgeFloating Adjustable; Ebonoid
SaddleCompensated; Artificial Bone
TailpieceHistoric Epiphone Trapeze
BindingBody Top - 3-Layer
Body Back – 3-Layer
Fingerboard – 1-Layer
Headstock - None
"F" Hole - None
PickguardImitation Tortoise
Strap ButtonsYes
Serial Number1930's Era Replica Soundhole Label
OptionalCentury Collection De Luxe Hard Case
Part #940-DELCS; UPC 711106700229
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Websitewwww.epiphone.com
Service1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766), service@gibson.com
Presenting the NEW Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Acoustic/Electric Guitar 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. It features an arched Solid Spruce top with traditional Longitudinal Bracing, replica tortoise style pickguard, and a round sound hole. Inside the sound hole is a 1930's era replica Epiphone label. The De Luxe is available in traditional Vintage Natural and Vintage Sunburst aged gloss finishes, each with unique color tones inspired by Epiphone's priceless vintage collection in Nashville, Tennessee.Like Epi's first generation of archtops, the new De Luxe 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 its round sound hole, the De Luxe has a deeper bass and an overall fuller tone than most archtops but with more punch than a flat-top. Both the body and top feature 3-layer Ivory & Black color binding while the fingerboard has single layer Ivory color binding. 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 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. No archtop player has ever heard an acoustic guitar more accurately represented through a sound system before. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the sound hole. Now you have complete control over how much of the acoustic guitar is amplified. The pre-amp system is powered by a standard 9-volt battery that is easy to access, located near the ¼” output jack. A 21st Century Archtop with eSonic HD preamp & traditional “f” sound hole 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. No archtop player has ever heard an acoustic guitar more accurately represented through a sound system before. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the lower f-hole. Now you have complete control over how much of the acoustic guitar is amplified. The pre-amp system is powered by a standard 9-volt battery that is easy to access, located near the ¼” output jack. Historic Epiphone Hardware 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. Lifetime Guarantee The Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Guitar comes with a limited lifetime guarantee and world renown 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Discover a new world of acoustic sound and style with the Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Guitar and try out all the Masterbilt Century Collection instruments at your nearest Authorized Epiphone Dealer. Optional Epiphone De Luxe Masterbilt Century Hard Case The De Luxe Classic Masterbilt Century Hard Case fits both the De Luxe and De Luxe Classic large archtop acoustic/electric guitar in a beautiful Russet Brown-colored case modeled to look like the original leather-covered Masterbilt cases from the 1930s. The top of the case is arched with "Masterbilt Century" in Gold Art Deco-inspired typeface for a perfect fit when closed. The 4 latches and hardware have the look of aged brass and the padded handle has the feel of vintage leather. The soft Burgundy interior has the classic “E” embossed on the lid and the accessory compartment has a leather pull. The Masterbilt Century Hard Case is made to last, just like your De Luxe and De Luxe Classic.