Guitarist Magazine (UK) reviewed the
Masterbilt DR-500RA in the March 2005 issue. Reviewer Matthew Wig had
this to say:
...This guitar delivers punishingly high standards
for its price...
..Fingerboard, frets and inlays are all impressively
well finished and cleanly executed...
...The mahogany's satin finish is beautifully dry
...Not only is the neck ideally aligned for correct
saddle clearance, but the fingerboards eveness and the frets' consistent
profiling will ensure predictably clean fretting with all typical action
...the DR-500RA is an utterly convincing
dreadnought with a meaty, warm, vintage kind of tone - just what you want
really. Overall it's the impressively earthy, woody sound that attracts,
with no hint of any wearing treble or over-zealous harmonic "zing"
...but if you're looking for an excellent plectrum-style
acoustic then look no further...
...the new Masterbilt series could prove to be
Epiphone's most impressive and well-judged acoustic venture
Download the complete
review HERE (PDF)