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Epiphone Masterbilt Century Collection Olympic Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Masterbilt Olympic Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a smaller-sized archtop with an arched solid spruce top with traditional Longitudinal Bracing, a m...Read More
A smaller-size acoustic-electric archtop with an Olympic-sized tone.
The compact tone of the Olympic sounds beautiful unamplified on a small stage or in the studio. But now the cutting-edge eSonic HD (High Definition) preamp system and Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup make it possible for archtop players to hear their instrument amplified exactly as they hear it unplugged. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the lower f-hole. Now you have complete control over how much of the acoustic guitar is amplified. The pre-amp system is powered by a standard 9-volt battery that is easy to access, located near the 1/4" output jack.
Historic Epiphone Hardware
The Olympic comes with Historic Epiphone Re-issue Tuners with marboloid "Crown" buttons with an upgraded 18:1 tuning ratio for fast and accurate tuning. The tuners are mounted on an Epiphone Dovewing headstock with pearloid "Banner" logos. Unlike many vintage archtops, the Olympic has a dual action truss rod for easy and perfect set-up. The Floating adjustable ebonoid bridge is made from a synthesized material that has the grain-like texture and look of ebony but is harder and more reliable for years of playing. The historic aged all-nickel trapeze tailpiece is also inspired from Epiphone’s vintage Masterbilt collection. Every new Masterbilt Century guitar is set up at the factory with Cleartone 12-53 gauge strings.
The Epiphone Masterbilt Olympic Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with a limited lifetime guarantee and world-renown 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service.
Epiphone, an industry leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining Epiphone's original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the Masterbilt Century Collection. The first collection of archtop “acoustic-electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments. Now with the eSonic HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century arch top 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.
- Body type:Archtop
- Top wood:SolidSpruce
- Back & sides:LaminatedMahogany
- Bracing pattern:Longitudal
- Body finish:Aged Gloss
- Orientation:Right handed
- Neck shape:Rounded C
- Nut width:1.69 in. (43 mm)
- Neck wood:Hard maple/Mahogany
- Scale length:25.5 in.
- Number of frets:20
- Neck finish:Aged Gloss
- Configuration:Undersaddle piezo
- Preamp EQ:3-band
- Feedback filter:Phase
- Headstock overlay:Ebony
- Tuning machines:Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons
- Bridge:Floating Adjustable Ebonoid
- Saddle & nut:CompensatedArtificial Bone/Bone
- Number of strings:6-string
- Special features:Body shape
- Case:Sold separately
- Country of origin:Indonesia
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Rich Sound
- Stays In Tune
- Rock Concerts
- School Bands
- Small Venues
Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt Century Collection Olympic Archtop Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I've always loved the sound of acoustic archtops, and I've flipped over my Epiphone Masterbilt Olympic! It's small enough to play comfortably sitting on a couch, and the solid spruce top makes my fingerstyle folkie/jazz stuff sound golden and harp-like. The neck is fabulous - it feels like an old-school jazz guitar because it IS an old-school jazz guitar! It's perfect for what I do, which is songwriting and the occasional solo or small-group gig. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!
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