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Epiphone revives the prestige of its 1930s guitars with the Masterbilt Acoustic Series. These flat-top guitars feature solid-wood construction and a distinctive 1930s-style "offset notch" peghead shape, with historic Epiphone script logo and mother-of-pearl "stickpin" inlay.

The collection encompasses steel-string fingerstyle models, round- and square-shouldered dreadnoughts, all made with hand-selected woods including Sitka spruce, rosewood, maple and mahogany.

"With the original Masterbilt line of 1931, Epiphone challenged Gibson for supremacy in the guitar world, and the ensuing battle brought out the best in both companies," says Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson, Epiphone's parent company. "The Masterbilt line symbolizes the quest for perfection that still drives Epiphone today."

The beautiful grain of the Masterbilt woods is enhanced with a natural satin or vintage-style shaded finish. The dreadnought and fingerstyle models have full-body abalone binding, tapered dovetail neck joints and are available with an eSonic-2 stereo preamp system.


The slope-shoulder AJ design sings warm and true with the AJ-500M's Solid Mahogany back and sides, and Solid Sitka Spruce top.

$499 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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The EF-500M combines the Solid Sitka Spruce top with Solid Mahogany back and sides for clear warm tone on a "Fingerstyle" neck and concert-size body for playing comfort.

$549 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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The Advanced Jumbo shape yields balanced, clear tone, made famous by many modern music legends. It is constructed of Solid Rosewood back and sides for great bottom-end and a Sitka Spruce top for pure acoustic sound.

$599 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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Deep, rich tone awaits you in the DR-500R featuring a solid Sitka Spruce top and lush Solid Rosewood back and sides giving nice low end.

$599 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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Fingerstyle playing ease with deep rich tone is the product of the EF-500 made with Solid Rosewood back and sides with a Solid Sitka Spruce top for clarity and great tone.

$599 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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The Epiphone Masterbilt line combines traditional construction methods and features with premium all solid tone woods to bring you a new "vintage" instrument with deep rich lows, shimmering highs and just the right amount of mids.

$599 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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This acoustic/electric version of our "Fingerstyle" models features a generous cutaway for soloing ease, 1.75" nut spacing, and a Solid Cedar top with Solid Rosewood back and sides, giving nice warmth and depth for electrified playing.

$799 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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Adorned in hand-inlayed Abalone, the EF-500RA looks as good as it sounds. Made with Solid Rosewood back and sides and a Solid Sitka Spruce top, featuring the "Fingerstyle" 1.75" nut width. Comfortable, elegant with amazing tone.

$899 Estimated U.S. Street Price

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Masterbilt Sightings: Rick Jackett (Finger Eleven), Mike Peters (The Alarm), Mariana Vega, James Apollo, Jesse McCartney, Juan Fernando Velasco, Tonya Watts, Ken Webb, The Presidents of the United States of America, Thomas Semence, Quincy Coleman, Roz Bell, Kevin Sciou (Jack Ingram), Lin Yuzhong, Trey Hill (Jason Michael Carroll), Carey Ott, Scott Matthews, Aben Eubanks (Kelly Clarkson), Kacy Crowley, Stu Kimball (Bob Dylan), Liset Alea, John Rich, Alondra, Alex Lifeson (RUSH), Gretchen Wilson, Phil Campbell (Motorhead), Orixa, Rachael Warwick, Emilio Navaira.

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