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Great for driving rhythms or precise leads.
The DR-500R Masterbilt guitar has a large dreadnought top crafted from genuine solid Sitka spruce produces sound to rival the Classic Epiphones of the 1930s. Solid rosewood back and sides add crisp projection and eye-popping looks while the bound rosewood fretboard with snowflake inlays provides a silky feel. Sumptuous appointments include gold hardware; multi-bound top; and bound back, fretboard, and headstock. A perfect acoustic guitar for everything from hard-rock rhythms to bluegrass leads.
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Reviewed by 12 customers
I dont know if the present product is on the same level and one I bought 3 years ago, but if it is, this guitar is the hands down best sound per dollar on the market. I just returned an $1100 Martin because this thing beats it in quality, in volume and tone. The rosewood is the way to go unless you really need a cutaway. You will not regret buying, playing and owning this guitar.
just bought this guitar from a local shop like two days ago and i couldn't be happier(only reason i gave it a 4.5 cuz idk anything bout the tuners on it other than they seem to hold the tune pretty good so far). I'll put it this way, i went in planning to drop a grand minumum for the kind of guitar i was looking for but ended up only losing 600. Played, sounded, and just felt better than even the gibsons i tried. I'm a big fan of rosewood guitars and the sound of this one is just beautiful,(however, if your looking for a brighter sound maple is more the way to go) I'm really impressed that this one features all solid woods and theres nothing really fancy or unnecessary on it to try and drive the cost up. To me that says alot about the kind of quality that goes into the masterbuilt series. Every time i play mine i'm awed at the sound and the feel of it and i can't wait till it ages a bit. Way to go epiphone.
I recently bought a Masterbuilt Epiphone and foundit to be more than I thought it would. Very well made and the sound is outstanding. I have a number of high end guitars and found the sound of this model to be surprisingly good for the price. It is solid wood, most guitars at that price are plywood.This was a real find.
This guitar is simply great!! I've spent years trying to find my perfect acoustic & this is it.. hands down. I always snubbed Epiphones because I knew them as being horrible & cheap. This is far from it. However they crafted these is spot on & right! Plays & sounds better then any acoustic guitar no matter what price range or name. I'm picky, was willing to spend $$ for whatever was great, but I kept going back & playing this. I finally bought it, and couldn't be happier. Seriously.. don't spend $2000 until you try one of these Masterbilts.
This is my first acoustic guitar I've ever owned, and quite frankly, the last. This is the only guitar I'll ever need, and I'll be crushed if I ever had to replace it. Gorgeous body, incredible sound. Everyone I know loves the sound of it. I doubt you can go wrong with any of the Epiphone Masterbilts.
I've always had Gibson guitars, the last one being a Hummingbird model. Last year, I decided to treat myself to a new toy and after test driving my Masterbilt DR-500R, I quickly realized that you don't always have to spend BIG BUCKS to get a BIG SOUND. Best birthday gift ever.
Clear tones, great sustain, wonderful workmanship. Epiphone is known for builging "affordable" guitars but don't let the price fool you. This is a quality instrument worth much more than the asking price. Construced in China by Gibson trained luthiers and set-up in the USA by Gibson. This is far and away my favorite acoustic. I plan on keeping mine forever.
I use this guitar to play mostly bluegrass and for what I paid I haven't found a guitar I would trade it for. My buddy has a Martin and this guitar blows it away, it's much louder and plays easier too. The neck is thinner than the Martin. I put a L.R. baggs ibeam in it and she sounds awesome, everything I wanted andmore in an acoustic.
I won this guitar at a local music store and it inspired me to start playing again after years of not doing it. So far it's been great - the tone is great, with bright highs and deep lows. I've been really impressed and it's certainly a guitar I'd buy again. Great product, and I was never really much of an Epiphone enthusiast before either, but I love this thing, and it's helping me to relearn everything I thought I'd forgotten!I really like all the features it has too - the solid rosewood back and sides and the sitka spruce top make it sound really nice and warm; I love this guitar and highly recommend it.
I've been looking for a new guitar for several months and didn't find anything I really liked until I played the Masterbuilt Dr-500RNS (rosewood natural satin finish). Very well constructed, clean rich sound without any tinnyness in the treble. Terrific sustain. Low action and plays like an electric making hammer-ons and pull-offs a breeze.