Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/ Fishman
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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.
It features 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.
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
Electronics: FISHMAN UPGRADE
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
Frets: 20, medium
Saddle material: bone
Nut width: 1.68"
Nut material: bone
Machine heads: Grover Sta-Tite, 18:1 ratio
Finish: gloss body, satin neck
Case: Sold separately
Original Retail Price (msrp) - $1,132.00
The guitar had a finish flaw professionally repaired by an authorized technician on the side of next to the pre amp (see pics). It is hardly noticeable and does not affect the guitars tone, play-ability or structural integrity in any way. It also has had the shadow electronics replaced with a fishman system. Otherwise, it is in like new mint condition. Save Big!
More Info: This is a refurbished instrument. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected and cleared by a certified technician. The guitars are sent there for many reasons, including: Cosmetic flaws, Minor repairs & Discontinued or Last Years Models.
Most of the Instruments that we sell have no flaws. For any that do, we will describe the flaw or repair in the listing and include a photo if it is visible. The actual guitar for sale is shown in the photographs.
All of our guitars come with a new standard factory setup, but may require a small amount of fine tuning to fit the players personal taste. Accessories and Warranty are not included unless stated otherwise in the description however, we supply a 30 day guarantee with every guitar. The guitars are given a new serial number and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" or "2nd" by the authorized refurbishing center. These guitars are the next best thing to buying new!
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