USA Epiphone McCartney 1964 Texan - Having written and performed Yesterday on his original 1964 Texan, this is the first guitar Paul McCartney has ever endorsed! The Limited Run of 250 Montana-built Texans will be sequentially numbered and will include a custom case and Certificate of Authenticity. In addition, Sir Paul himself will autograph the sound hole label of each guitar! With each Epiphone McCartney Texan sold, Adopt a Landmine will receive a large percentage of the profit. A limited run of 1,964 Texans, commemorating 1964, the year the Beatles came to America, will also be manufactured in Japan as part of Epiphone’s prestigious Elitist series. They will be sequentially numbered, with custom case and Certificate of Authenticity and are faithful replicas of Sir Paul’s 1964 Texan, from the matching grain filler/lacquer finish right down to the 1/8” gap between the back center strip and the head block – a detail pointed out by Sir Paul himself.


Masterbilt AJ-500RC - The great tone of the Masterbilt AJ-500R Rosewood has been taken to a new dimension with the addition of a solid Cedar top. It provides a warm, full tone with great volume.


Masterbilt AJ-500RC/12 fret - We have taken the AJ-500R and totally redefined it with a vintage V shaped, slotted peg head neck that joins the body at the 12th Fret. This guitar gives you the look and feeling of performing on the finest old Dreadnoughts of the 20's and 30's.


Les Paul ULTRA - Epiphone brings a new twist to this rock guitar icon with the introduction of the new "Les Paul Ultra." While upon initial inspection it might look the same, it's not. The mahogany body has strategically placed hollow cavities resulting not only in a lighter guitar (about 5.5 lbs) but also a more "acoustic" sounding guitar. Additionally, there is a belly-contour on the back of the guitar that allows it to comfortably hug your body. Add to that a slightly narrower nut (42mm as opposed to 43mm) with a very fast, satin finish neck and you've got an "Ultra" friendly instrument that just feels great!

"I am so excited about this guitar. It is a dream to play and sounds amazing. I used it yesterday for some score cues and the weight is perfect. I also love the tone of the body due to the hollow section inside. It makes for a new, sweeter tone." Nancy Wilson - Heart.


"Zakk Wylde CAMO" LP Custom - Guitar World Magazine's 2003 and 2004 "MVP" (Most Valuable Player), Zakk Wylde needs little introduction. But… his new guitars from Epiphone certainly do! The new Zakk Wylde "Camo" starts with a Les Paul Custom and then adds a hard maple, unfinished neck for biting tone and lightening fast feel, EMG HZ pickups for powerful, noise-free tone, gold hardware and the custom "camouflage" graphics. Be sure to visit for BLS tour and news!


"Zakk Wylde BUZZSAW" LP Custom - Based upon Zakk's original, one-of-a-kind "Buzzsaw guitar, this metal-monster sustain-crazy axe personifies Zakk's "take no prisoners" style. It starts with a Les Paul Custom and then adds a hard maple, unfinished neck for biting tone and lightening fast feel, EMG HZ pickups for powerful, noise-free tone, chrome hardware and the orange and black "Buzzsaw" custom graphics. Add it all up and this is a guitar for the serious player.

*Buzzsaw available Summer 2005!


Elitist Valensi Riviera P-94 Outfit (with case) - They have been called everything from the saviors of rock & roll to the Savior himself! And now, from this critically acclaimed New York band, lead guitarist Nick Valensi of "The Strokes" lends his name and approval to the new Epiphone Elitist "Nick Valensi" Signature Riviera P-94. Based upon Nick's original 1960's Riviera which he fitted with Gibson P-94's to obtain his unique, signature sound, it's been called "the greatest instrument never made." The patented Gibson P-94 pickup is a unique combination that provides the best of both worlds - the classic Gibson P-90 sound in a traditional humbucker-size housing. The P-94 uses the same enamel coated vintage wire and Alnico-V magnets as the P-90 and comes in calibrated neck and bridge models for balanced output. The P-94 has higher output and sustaining qualities than traditional single-coil pickups giving it plenty of bite when needed, with enough responsiveness to allow subtle nuances for enhanced dynamics. Pick one up and you won't be able to put it down! Check out for tour and band info.


Dot Studio (New Colors!) - Since it's introduction in 2004, the Dot Studio has proven to be the semi-hollow body choice of no nonsense guitar players. With straight-ahead looks, simplified control layout and a "HOT" Alnico Classic pickup in the bridge position, the Dot Studio sets a new visual and tonal standard for an "ES" guitar. For 2005, we've added the availability of 3 new "worn" finishes giving the Dot Studio a vintage vibe and worn-in feel. Pick one up and you'll think you're holding a 40-year old classic.


Masterbilt Mahogany Ukelele - With the all solid wood body, tapered dovetail neck joint and unique bracing this simple yet beautiful ukulele has unbelievable tone. It comes complete with an embroidered ultra light hard shell Masterbilt case.


Masterbilt Figured Koa Ukelele w/abalone binding - This Masterbilt Ukulele utilizes the same hand fit tapered dovetail and perfect craftsman ship as the our Mahogany Keel and gives you the finest in traditional Hawaiian instrumentation with highly figured Koa and abalone trim. This ukulele looks as good as it sounds and comes with an embroidered ultra light hard shell Masterbilt case.


Masterbilt MB-500 Banjo - A truly incredible banjo! This new Masterbilt banjo has a beautiful Figured Maple neck and resonator paired up with the finest traditional 3 ply Hard Maple rim and "Bronze Tone Ring". We have added a solid ebony fingerboard and traditional Epiphone pearl "Cloud" inlays to give it a look as stunning as it's tone.


Masterbilt style guitar case - We have had such tremendous demand for the Masterbilt Ultra light-weight hard case that we are now offering it in Dreadnought and Classical guitars versions . These cases will fit most Dreadnought and Classical guitars.

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