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Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Overview

All-solid wood for higher-end acoustic guitar tone and performance.

The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE guitar combines traditional construction methods and features with premium all-solid tonewoods to bring you a new-vintage electric guitar with deep, rich lows, shimmering highs, and just the right amount of mids. While many other guitars in this price class use pressed backs, spliced neck joints, and even artificial wood backs and sides, you can be assured that this Epiphone guitar holds true to its all-solid wood promise. 

The DR-500MCE features a solid Sitka spruce top, hand-scalloped Sitka spruce braces, mahogany kerfing, a 25-1/2"-scale rosewood fingerboard, and a rosewood bridge. Players looking for vintage tone and vibe will appreciate the handcrafted dovetail neck joint and hide-glue construction. The Epiphone DR-500MCE guitar has solid mahogany back and sides, as well as a 20-fret, hand-shaped mahogany neck that joins the body at the 14th fret, which is adorned with carefully cut, split-diamond pearl fretboard inlays. As with all Masterbilts, the Epiphone electric guitar features a vintage-style offset headstock with a stickpin inlay.

While the Epiphone DR-500MCE sounds great unplugged, it really comes alive when plugged in thanks to the Fishman Presys preamp and Sonicore pickup system. The onboard Presys electronics provide premium amplification and are also easy to use. Get full control of your sound with master volume, 3-band EQ controls, a tuner switch with output mute, and a phase switch.

When engaged, the Epiphone guitar's output is automatically muted-with no popping noise-making it a perfect choice for stage use.

Other features on the Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic-electric guitar include quality vintage-style machine heads; bone nut and saddle; imitation tortoise pickguard; nickel hardware; and a bound body, neck, and headstock.

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Features

  • Glued-in, dove-tail, hide-glue neck joint
  • Mother-of-pearl split-diamond fingerboard inlays
  • Fishman Presys preamp and Sonicore pickup with 3-band EQ and tuner, endpin jack
  • 6-ply body, 1-ply neck, 3-ply headstock binding
  • Medium frets
  • Nickel hardware

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Specs

Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Hand-scalloped X
  • Body finish: Matte Natural
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman Presys preamp and Sonicore pickup
  • EQ/Tuner: 3-band, Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Not specified
  • Tuning machines: Epiphone vintage-style 18:1 ratio
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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