Epiphone Masterbilt® Zenith™ Acoustic/Electric Guitar
A History of Archtop Excellence Since 1931 Reinvented for the 21st Century
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!
PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Historic Epiphone Archtop Design with Round Sound Hole
  • Solid Spruce Top with Longitudinal Bracing
  • True Acoustic Sound with eSonic™ HD Preamp/NanoFlex™ HD pickup
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • Historic Tuners and Headstock Inlay Design
SPECIFICATIONS
FinishAged Gloss
Hardware Aged Nickel
Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
Body Laminated Flame Maple
Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 16"
Upper Bout = 11.6"
Waist = 9.4"
Body Length = 20.125"
Neck 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany
Neck ProfileRounded "C" shape
Weight5.5 lbs
PreampeSonic™ HD (High Definition)
ControlsMaster Volume & Master EQ
PickupShadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle
Power9 Volt Battery
Output Jack1/4"
Truss RodDual-Action
Truss Rod CoverBlack PVC "Bullet"; 1-layer
Neck Joint

Dovetail; Glued-In

Fingerboard Ebony
F’Brd InlayPearloid "Falling Snowflakes"
HeadstockHistoric 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 Width1.69" (43mm)
Scale Length25.5"
StringsCleartone®; 12-53
Bridge Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid
SaddleCompensated; Artificial Bone
TailpieceHistoric Epiphone Trapeze
BindingBody Top - 3-Layer
Body Back – 3-Layer
Fingerboard – 1-Layer
Headstock - None
Sound Hole - 2-Layer
PickguardImitation Tortoise
Strap ButtonsYes
Serial Number1930's Era Replica Soundhole Label
OptionalCentury Collection De Luxe Hard Case
Part #940-ZENCS; UPC 711106700212
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Websitewwww.epiphone.com
Service1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766), service@gibson.com
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