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DR Masterbilt


Masterbilt DR-500M/ME

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M Natural
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M Natural Satin
  • 2004-2011
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Premium Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Premium Solid Mahogany body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Split Diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • Baggs Element pickup (DR-500ME)

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Natural Satin (NS)



Masterbilt DR-500MCE

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE NanoMag Pickup
  • 2010-Current
  • Square shoulder single-cutaway dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Premium Solid Mahogany body
  • Premium Solid Sitka Spruce top

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood FIngerboard with Split Diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 3-ply headstock binding
  • 1-ply neck binding

Electronics:

  • Shadown NanoMag/NanoFlex pickups
  • eSonic-2 stereo preamp & EQ

eSonic Preamp:

  • Stereo output
  • Chromatic tuner
  • Master volume
  • NanoMag & NanoFlex blend control
  • Individual NanoMag & NanoFlex EQ controls
  • Phase & tuner push-buttons
  • 9-volt battery

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • 18:1 grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Contoured tortoise pickguard

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst (AS)
  • Natural Satin (NS)



Masterbilt DR-500P/PE

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500P
  • 2004-2011
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid maple body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set maple neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Split Diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck & headstock binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • Baggs Element pickup (DR-500PE)

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners

Colors:

  • Natural Satin (NS)



Masterbilt DR-500R/RE

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500R
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500R
  • 2004-Present
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set maple neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Split Diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck & headstock binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • Baggs Element pickup (DR-500PE)

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners

Colors:

  • Natural Satin (NS)



Masterbilt DR-500RA

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500RA
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500RA
  • 2004-2005
  • Square shoulder dreadnought body style

Body:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid rosewood body

Neck:

  • 1-piece set maple neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Split Diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding with Abalone center
  • 1-ply neck & headstock binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette with Abalone center

Electronics:

  • Baggs Element pickup (DR-500PE)

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Non-adjustable rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners

Colors:

  • Natural Satin (NS)
  • Vintage Sunburst Satin (VSS)



AJ Masterbilt


Masterbilt AJ-45ME

  • 2014



Masterbilt AJ-500M/ME

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M
  • 2004-2011
  • Advanced Jumbo body style

Body

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Mahogany body
  • Hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces & mahogany kerfing

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Dove-tail neck joint & hide-glue construction
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • LR Baggs Element pickup (AJ-500ME - early models)
  • Shadow NanoMag & NanoFlex pickups (AJ-500ME)
  • eSonic2 preamp system (AJ-500ME)

eSonic Controls:

  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • NanoMag-NanoFlex blend slider
  • NanoMag EQ
  • NanoFlex EQ
  • Volume
  • Phase button
  • Tuner/mute button
  • Low battery indicator

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 ratio Grover Sta-Tite tunes

Colors:

  • Natural (NA)
  • Natural Satin (NS)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



Masterbilt AJ-500R/RE

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R
  • 2004-2011
  • Advanced Jumbo body style

Body:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Solid Rosewoodbody
  • Hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces & mahogany kerfing

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Dove-tail neck joint & hide-glue construction
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 20 medium-jumbo frets
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • LR Baggs Element pickup (AJ-500ME - early models)
  • Shadow NanoMag & NanoFlex pickups (AJ-500ME)
  • eSonic2 preamp system (AJ-500ME)

eSonic Controls:

  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • NanoMag-NanoFlex blend slider
  • NanoMag EQ
  • NanoFlex EQ
  • Volume
  • Phase button
  • Tuner/mute button
  • Low battery indicator

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 ratio Grover Sta-Tite tunes

Colors:

  • Natural Satin (NS)
  • Vintage Sunburst Satin (VSS)



Masterbilt AJ-500RC

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RC
  • 2006-2008

Body:

  • Premium Solid Cedar top
  • Premium Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • Set 1-piece mahogany neck with SlimTaper "D" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.68” nut width

Binding:

  • 6-ply body binding
  • 1-ply neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • LR Baggs Element pickup (AJ-500RCE)

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood reverse-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 ratio Grover Sta-Tite tunes

Colors:

  • Natural Satin (NS)



Masterbilt AJ-500RC-12Fret

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RC 12-Fret
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RC 12-Fret Headstock

Body:

  • Premium Solid Cedar top
  • Premium Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • Set 1-piece mahogany neck with 1930's "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with diamond inlays
  • Neck joins body at 12th fret
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • Masterbilt dovewing slotted headstock with stickpin inlay
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.75” nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood non-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • Tortoise-flame teardrop pickguard
  • 18:1 ratio Grover Sta-Tite tunes

Colors:

  • Natural Satin (NS)



EF Masterbilt


Masterbilt EF-500M

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500M
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500M
  • 2004-2011
  • 000-size orchestra body shape

Body:

  • Premium Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Premium Solid Mahogany body
  • Hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing

Neck:

  • Set 1-piece mahogany neck with "V" profile
  • Rosewood FIngerboard with diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with pearl stickpin inlay
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Masterbilt" engraving
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.75” nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Rosewood non-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Small tortoise pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) satin



Masterbilt EF-500R

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500R
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500R
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500R
  • 2004-2011
  • 000-size orchestra body shape

Body:

  • Premium Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Premium Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • Set 1-piece mahogany neck with "V" profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with pearl stickpin inlay
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Masterbilt" engraving
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.75” nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding
  • 3-ply headstock binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood non-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Small tortoise teardrop pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) satin
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS) satin



Masterbilt EF-500RCE/RCCE

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Nano-Mag Pickup
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE E-Sonic Preamp
  • 2004-2005 (EF-500RCE)
  • 2004-Current (EF-500RCCE)
  • 000-size cutaway orchestra body style

Body:

  • Premium Solid Sitka Spruce top (EF-500RCE)
  • Premium Solid Cedar top (EF-500RCCE)
  • Premium Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • Set 1-piece mahogany neck with "V" profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with pearl stickpin inlay
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Masterbilt" engraving
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.75” nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding
  • 3-ply headstock binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette

Electronics:

  • LR Baggs Element Active pickup (EF-500RCE)
  • Shadow Nano-Mag neck pickup (EF-500RCCE)
  • Shadow Nano-Flex bridge pickup (EF-500RCCE)
  • E-Sonic 2 preamp & EQ (EF-500RCCE)

E-Sonic Preamp:

  • Chromatic tuner
  • Nano-Mag/Nano-Flex blend control
  • Individual Nano-Mag & Nano-Flex EQ controls
  • Phase & tuners push-buttons
  • Low battery indicator light
  • 1 Volume control
  • 9-volt battery

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood non-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Contoured tortoise pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) satin
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS) EF-500RCE



Masterbilt EF-500RA

Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RA
Epiphone Masterbilt
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RA
  • 2004-2011
  • 000-size orchestra body style

Body:

  • Premium Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Premium Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • Set 1-piece mahogany neck with "V" profile
  • Rosewood FIngerboard with diamond inlays
  • Masterbilt dovewing headstock with pearl stickpin inlay
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Masterbilt" engraving
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5” scale
  • 1.75” nut width

Binding:

  • 7-ply body binding with Abalone center
  • 3-ply headstock binding
  • Single-ply neck binding
  • Multi-ply 3-ring rosette with Abalone center

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood non-belly bridge
  • Bone nut & saddle
  • 18:1 Grover Sta-Tite tuners
  • Small tortoise teardrop pickguard

Colors:

  • Natural (NS) satin (ANS)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS) satin (AVS)



EN Masterbilt


Masterbilt EN 522

Epiphone Masterbilt EN 522
Epiphone Masterbilt EN 522
  • 2004-2005
  • Nylon string classical guitar

Body:

  • Premium Solid Cedar top
  • Premium Solid Rosewood body

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with no inlays
  • Slotted headstock
  • 25.5” scale
  • 52mm nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body binding
  • Inlayed rosette marquetry

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Rosewood tie-bridge
  • Open plate-mouted tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) satin



Masterbilt EN 546C/CE

Epiphone Masterbilt EN 546C
Epiphone Masterbilt EN 546C
  • 2004-2010
  • Nylon string classical guitar

Body:

  • Solid cedar top
  • Solid rosewood back and sides

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with no inlays
  • Slotted headstock
  • 25.5" scale
  • 46mm nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply black body binding
  • Inlayed rosette marquetry

Electronics:

  • LR Baggs Element pickup (EN-546CE)

Hardware:

  • Gold tuners
  • Rosewood tie-bridge
  • Open plate-mounted tuners

Colors:

  • Natural (NA) satin



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