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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE - Vintage Sunburst


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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE - Vintage Sunburst

As with all Masterbilts, the new DR-500MCE model features a solid Sitka spruce top, hand-scalloped Sitka spruce braces, mahogany kerfing, a 25.5"scale rosewood fingerboard and a rosewood bridge. Players looking for vintage tone and vibe will appreciate the hand-crafted dovetail neck joint and hide-glue construction. The DR-500MCE also 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 that is adorned with carefully cut, "split-diamond" pearl fretboard inlays. As with all Masterbilts, the DR-500MCE features Epiphone historic "off-set" headstock with "stickpin" headstock inlay.

While the DR-500MCE 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.

Under the bone saddle, is Shadow’s proprietary NanoFlex, low-impedance pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics that not only picks string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos. Complimenting that is the revolutionary NanoMag pickup mounted at the harmonic-rich, 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! Other features included quality vintage-style Grover(tm) Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio machine heads, bone nut and saddle, imitation tortoise pickguard, nickel hardware and a bound body, neck and headstock.

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE - Vintage Sunburst Specifications:

  • 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
  • Neck Pickup: Shadow NanoMag
  • Bridge Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
  • Electronics: eSonic-2 Stereo Preamp
  • 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 w/Output Mute Switch
  • 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

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