Masterbilt Century
Acoustic Archtops

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The first
collection of archtop
"acoustic/electric"
guitars designed to
be played and
amplified as
true acoustic instruments.

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional instruments, presents the new Masterbilt Century Collection™ featuring the De Luxe & De Luxe Classic, Zenith & Zenith Classic, and the Olympic.

The Masterbilt Century Collection™ is 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.

The History

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…

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.
 









The Difference

 

The new Masterbilt Century Collection features all Solid Spruce tops that will only sound better the more you play them. Plus 1930s-era replica tuners upgraded to 18:1 ratio, Ebony or Rosewood fretboards, and low-impedance acoustic pickups designed specifically to reproduce the unique acoustic tones of the Masterbilt Century Collection.

The De Luxe and De Luxe Classic have the iconic large body archtop design witheither a round sound hole or "classic" f-holes. Both produce a strong, full tone capable of cutting through any size band.

The Zenith and Zenith Classic are medium body archtops with terrific mid-range punch that's perfect for singers. The Zenith is also available in either a round hole or f-hole style.

The Olympic is a small body f-style archtop with tremendous definition for singer/songwriters and soloists.
 

The Masterbilt
Century Archtop
Collection

 

The first collection of archtop "acoustic/electric" guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments.
 

De Luxe

[  Vintage Natural  ]

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De Luxe

[  Vintage Sunburst  ]

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De Luxe Classic

[  Vintage Natural  ]

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De Luxe Classic

[  Vintage Sunburst  ]

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Zenith

[  Vintage Natural  ]

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Zenith

[  Vintage Sunburst  ]

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Zenith Classic

[  Vintage Natural  ]

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Zenith Classic

[  Vintage Sunburst  ]

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Olympic

[  Honeyburst  ]

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Olympic

[  Violin Burst  ]

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