Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Masterbilt AJ-500RCE™

46.00€  233.00€

Ltd. Ed. Masterbilt AJ-500RCE Epiphone’s new Masterbilt AJ-500RCE Acoustic/Electric guitar introduces one the most legendary acoustic guitars in music history, the mighty powerful dreadnaught, to the critically acclaimed Masterbilt series with a beautiful cutaway and two stylish finishes—Natural Satin and Vintage Sunburst Satin.

First released in June 1931, the original Epiphone Masterbilts made a big impression on musicians from all styles of music and new Masterbilts continue to further that reputation around the world. 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 Epiphone still makes that promise!

Epiphone Masterbilt quality is known around world on stages of all sizes and is backed up by Epi’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service. Make Epiphone history of your own with the Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RCE Acoustic/Electric, only at your Authorized Epiphone Dealer today. PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Historic Epiphone acoustic style
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Shadow NanoFlex™ pickup system
  • Ltd. Ed. color finishes
  • Bone saddle and SlimTaper™; D profile neck
Top MaterialSolid Sitka Spruce
Back Material
Side Material
Neck MaterialMahogany; 1-piece plus heel
Neck Shape OptionsSlimTaper; D profile
Neck JointGlued-In; Dove-Tail with hide glue
Truss RodAdjustable
Scale Length25.5"
Fingerboard MaterialPearloid Dot inlays
Bridge PickupShadow® NanoFlex ; Under Saddle
ElectronicsShadow® Sonic Soundhole
ControlsMaster Volume
Treble EQ
Bass EQ
Phase "Anti-feedback" Switch
Low-Battery Indicator
PowerTwo #2032 Lithium Batteries (3V)
BindingBody = 5 ply; Neck = 1 ply; Headstock = 3-ply
Fingerboard Radius14"
Frets20; medium
Saddle MaterialBone
Nut Width1.69"
Nut MaterialBone
Machine HeadsGrover Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio
OptionalHard Case (940-EDREAD)
Case UPC = 711106261362
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Service1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) service@gibson.com
StringsD'Addario® 12, 16, 25, 34, 41, 53
Classic Masterbilt Profile The new AJ-500RCE features a Solid Sitka Spruce top in two color opitions; Natural Satin and Vintage Sunburst Satin. The AJ-500RCE has a modern stylish cutaway, hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces, and Mahogany kerfing along with a Rbone saddle. One of the great attributes of a Sitka Spruce top is that it gets better with age--and playing time! The AJ-500RCE's historic dreadnought shape contributes to its powerful tone mid-range projection. The bridge has a standard 1.69” bone nut. The dreadnought's classic profile top has 5-ply binding, 3-ply binding on the headstock, and single ply binding on the neck along with a tortoise style pickguard. Shadow Sonic Preamp and NanoFlex Pickups While the AJ-500RCE sounds great "unplugged," it really comes alive when plugged-in, thanks to Shadow's state-of-the-art Sonic preamp system with the revolutionary under-saddle NanoFlex low-impedance pickup to allow acoustic players to "plug in."

Discretely mounted inside the sound hole, the Sonic preamp features an easy-access volume control with Treble and Bass EQ controls. There's also a "phase" switch that instantly cuts feedback without affecting tone. The NanoFlex pickup is the only pickup that senses both the vibrations of the strings and the movements of the soundboard simultaneously. So, the sound is truly "acoustic," combining accurate body and string tone with percussive attack. It's like having a microphone mixed with an under-saddle pickup! Due to active amplification directly at the pickup and 100% shielding of the entire system, there is no signal loss and no "hum" created. A battery indicator LED turns on when the battery is low and should be replaced within 30 minutes. The preamp is powered by two 2032 lithium, 3V batteries and the complete system is extremely light and weighs far less than ordinary 9V systems. A premium Shadow output jack is incorporated into the endpin jack and the entire electronic system is covered by Shadow's 5-year worldwide parts and labor limited warranty. Pro Masterbilt Hardware The AJ-500RCE features Epiphone's quality Nickel hardware and world famous Grover Sta-Tite machine heads with a pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio for fast, accurate, and intuitive tuning. The hand-shaped neck is also made from solid Mahogany with a 1-piece heel, and is attached to the body with a dovetail joint. The neck has a standard 24.75” scale and the Masterbilt's classic SlimTaper™ D Profile. The fretboard has pearloid dot inlays, a 14” radius, and 20 medium jumbo frets.