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Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCE™


54.00€  272.00€



Masterbilt EF-500RCCE The Masterbilt EF-500RCCE might be one of the most unique and beautiful guitars in our Masterbilt Collection. The Masterbilt Collection was first issued in the early 1930s and were the pride of our founder Epi Stathopoulo. The Masterbilt line of guitars marked Epiphone’s arrival as one of the great acoustic designers and builders of the era. That same spirit for innovation and making timeless designs is still our mission and you'll know it after you've played an Epiphone EF-500RCE which features the classic "orchestra" body shape with a generous cutaway, a Solid Cedar top, and a mahogany "V" style neck perfect for fingerpicking, and the eSonic2 pickup system.

As with all Epiphone guitars, the EF-500RCCE features Epiphone's Limited Lifetime warranty and is backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. You deserve the best. Make the best music of your life with a Masterbilt EF-500RCE today at your Authorized Epiphone Dealer.

The Masterbilt StoryFirst released in June 1931, the original Epiphone Masterbilts made a big impression on musicians from all styles of music and the new Masterbilts have done the same. The original Epiphone Masterbilt catalog made the promise: "The possessor of an EPIPHONE instrument has the assurance that every possible precaution has been taken to build instruments for lifetime performance and pleasure." And that's still true today!

Though modern building techniques may have improved the longevity of our Epiphone Masterbilt guitars, the fundamental design, materials, and workmanship that made Masterbilts superb instruments are still here and can be heard in the Masterbilt EF-500RCCE, a 'singer's guitar' with a clear and balanced tone, great projection, and natural warmth that is perfect for fingerpicking. When it comes to acoustic guitar tone and quality, nothing performs better than an all-solid wood instrument. The Epiphone Masterbilt line celebrates the best of Epiphone's heritage by combining traditional construction methods and features with premium all solid tone woods to bring you a "vintage" instrument that is affordable but durable enough to last a lifetime.

Epiphone luthiers of the 1930s would recognize the unique sound and feel of their original instruments brought back to life in our Masterbilt Acoustic Collection. New Epiphone Masterbilts also benefit from the consistency that climate-controlled factories provide as well as the knowledge we now have about what made those classic instruments sound so good. We put that knowledge into the entire Masterbilt line. While many other guitars in this price range use pressed backs, spliced neck joints and even artificial wood backs and sides, you can be assured that every Masterbilt holds true to our all solid wood promise. We know Epi would be proud to have his name on such a 1st class instrument. PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Shadow NanoMag™ pickup and eSonic™ preamp
  • Bone saddle and bone nut
SPECIFICATIONS
Top MaterialCedar
Body Material
Side Material
Neck MaterialMahogany, 1-piece plus heel
Neck Shape“V” profile
Neck JointGlued-In, Dove-Tail with hide glue
Truss RodAdjustable
Scale Length25.5"
Fingerboard Materialpearloid dot inlays
Fingerboard Radius14"
Frets20 medium
Neck PickupShadow NanoMag
Bridge PickupShadow NanoFlex
ElectronicseSonic-2 Stereo Preamp
ControlseSonic2 preamp with built-in tuner, stereo output, Master Volume Pot, NanoMag EQ Pot, NanoFlex EQ Pot, Phase "Anti-Feedback" Switch, Electronic Tuner Activation w/Output Mute
BridgeReverse-belly
SaddleBone
NutBone
Nut Width1.75"
Hardwaregold
PickguardTortoise style
Machine Headsgold Grover® Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio
ColorsNatural Satin (NS)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%)4.9 lbs
StringsD'Addario® 12, 16, 25, 34, 41, 53
Masterbilt EF-500RCCE PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Solid Cedar top
  • Shadow NanoMag™ pickup and eSonic™ preamp
  • Bone saddle and bone nut
SPECIFICATIONS
Top MaterialCedar
Body Material
Side Material
Neck MaterialMahogany, 1-piece plus heel
Neck Shape“V” profile
Neck JointGlued-In, Dove-Tail with hide glue
Truss RodAdjustable
Scale Length25.5"
Fingerboard Materialpearloid dot inlays
Fingerboard Radius14"
Frets20 medium
Neck PickupShadow NanoMag
Bridge PickupShadow NanoFlex
ElectronicseSonic-2 Stereo Preamp
ControlseSonic2 preamp with built-in tuner, stereo output, Master Volume Pot, NanoMag EQ Pot, NanoFlex EQ Pot, Phase "Anti-Feedback" Switch, Electronic Tuner Activation w/Output Mute
BridgeReverse-belly
SaddleBone
NutBone
Nut Width1.75"
Hardwaregold
PickguardTortoise style
Machine Headsgold Grover® Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio
ColorsNatural Satin (NS)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%)4.9 lbs
StringsD'Addario® 12, 16, 25, 34, 41, 53
Modern Epiphone Style, Legendary Masterbilt Tone The EF-500RCCE features a Solid Cedar top, hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces and a bone saddle. One of the great attributes of a Cedar top is that its complex tone character gets better with age much more quickly than Spruce tops. So play your EF-500RCCE a lot! The EF-500RCCE's classic shape and elegant cutaway will inspire your imagination.

The EF-500RCCE has solid back and sides which adds to this guitar's legendary tone as well as a hand-shaped solid Mahogany neck with a 25.5". The neck joins the body at the 14th fret and is adorned with carefully cut pearloid fretboard inlays. The historic "off-set" headstock features a "stickpin" headstock inlay along with a 1.75" bone nut. Players looking for vintage tone and vibe will appreciate the handcrafted dovetail neck joint seen in all classic '30s era acoustic guitars. Modern Pickups for Masterbilt Sound While the EF-500RCCE sounds great "unplugged," it really comes alive when plugged-in, thanks to the new eSonic2™ preamp system. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the new eSonic2 preamp features a built-in, easy-to-use tuner. When engaged, the 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. Revolutionary Stereo Pickups Under the bone saddle is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex ™ low-impedance pickup. Unlike a harsh piezo like you'd find on budget models, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics that not only can pick up string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone not possible with piezo pickups.

Complimenting the NanoFlex is the revolutionary NanoMag ™ pickup mounted at the 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 1/4" mono output blending both pickups or 1/4" stereo output splitting the two pickups, you have incredible flexibility and opportunities to create the perfect acoustic tone live. Vintage Sound, Modern Hardware The EF-500RCE Masterbilt includes quality vintage-style gold Grover® Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio machine heads, a bone nut and saddle, a tortoise style teardrop pickguard, gold hardware, and a bound body, neck and headstock. The EF-500RCCE comes in Natural Satin (NS).