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Rare Vintage Classic! Now Available for the First Time Since 1970

Perhaps the rarest Epiphone model ever made, only 139 Excellente acoustic guitars were produced between 1963-70. The beautifully ornate, top-of-the-line Excellente was made famous by country music legend Loretta Lynn, and now it returns as part of the new Masterbilt™ Collection. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, solid ovangkol back and sides, an ebony fingerboard with historic pearl cloud inlays, bone nut and saddle, and gold vintage-style Waffleback tuners. Powered by the Fishman® Sonitone™ onboard preamp system, it's ready for the studio or stage. Featuring Gibson™ strings. Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson Brands™ Customer Service.
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Masterbilt Excellente Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Excellente
Body Material
Solid Ovangkol
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back
Solid Ovangkol
Side
Solid Ovangkol
Binding
Ivory and Black 6-ply (top) and 4-ply (back)
Finish
Aged Gloss

Neck

Material
Maple with 5 piece Walnut and Maple center stripe
Profile
C Profile
Scale Length
25.31" / 643mm
Fingerboard Material
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
12.01"
Number Of Frets
20
Frets
Medium Jumbo
Nut Material
Bone
Nut Width
1.69" / 43mm
Inlays
Excellente Clouds, 15th fret Block
Joint
Tapered Dovetail

Hardware

Finish
Gold
Tuner Plating
Gold
Bridge
Ebony; Excellente shape with pearl dot inlays
Saddle Material
Bone
Tuning Machines
Gold Vintage "Waffleback" tuners with metal buttons
Pickguard
Historic Excellente
TrussRod
Adjustable
Bridge Pins
Ivory with black center dot
Strap Buttons
2 - bottom and side of heel

Electronics

Under Saddle Pickup
Fishman® Sonicore™
Controls
Fishman® Sonitone™ soundhole mounted Volume and Tone
Output Jack
1/4" Endpin Jack
Preamp
Fishman Sonitone™

Miscellaneous

Strings
Gibson™ Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings .012", .016", .024"w, .032" .042", .053
Case
Optional Acoustic AJ/Dreadnought Hard Case 940-EDREAD; Dread/AJ Acoustic EpiLite™ Case 940-EDREADHG

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.