The Masterbilt DR-500MCE ($999 retail) is built with one of the most classic tonewood combinations in the history of flat-top acoustic guitars—a solid bookmatched spruce top, solid mahogany back, mahogany sides and one-piece mahogany neck—all of which help it to produce a sweet, frequency-rich tone with excellent lows and plenty of warmth.
The SlimTaper “D" neck profile and deep cutaway give you the superb playability required to make the most of all this tone, while the piece de resistance, a revolutionary new eSonic2 pickup and preamp system, takes it all over the top plugged in onstage or in the studio. Developed in conjunction with Shadow in Germany, the eSonic2 includes two acoustic pickups—a slimline magnetic Shadow NanoMag at the end of the neck and a piezo Shadow NanoFlex pickup under the saddle—which are blended according to your own settings of the eSonic2 preamp.
In addition to its other professional control features, this preamp’s built-in feedback filter and tuner (which mutes the guitar output when engaged) make it a performance-ready tool for the gigging musician. ??On top of its astounding playability, the Masterbilt DR-500MCE looks every bit as gorgeous as it sounds. Its gloss Vintage Sunburst finish with soft feeling satin neck, multi-ply body binding and rosette, mother-of-pearl split-diamond fingerboard inlays, tortoiseshell pickguard and multi-bound Masterbilt headstock are total class all the way. Round it off with high-quality, open-gear Grover Sta-Tite tuners, a genuine bone nut, and a compensated saddle, and you’ve got a performance instrument that’s unparalleled at this price.
All Masterbilt DR-500MCE's include an owner’s manual, adjustment literature, and Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty with Gibson’s 24/7/365 customer support. For more information, please visit www.epiphone.com
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