De Luxe Classic, Hollow-Body, Vintage Natural

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De Luxe Classic, Hollow-Body, Vintage Natural

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!


  • Finish Aged 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 Profile Rounded "C" shape Weight 5.75 lbs Preamp eSonic™ HD (High Definition) Controls Master Volume & Master EQ Pickup Shadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle Power 9 Volt Battery Output Jack 1/4" Truss Rod Dual-Action Truss Rod Cover Black PVC "Bullet"; 1-layer Neck Joint
  • Dovetail; Glued-In
  • Fingerboard Ebony F’Brd Inlay Pearloid "Notched Diamond" Headstock Historic 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 Width 1.69" (43mm) Scale Length 25.5" Strings Cleartone®; 12-53 Bridge Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid Saddle Compensated; Artificial Bone Tailpiece Historic Epiphone Trapeze
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