Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar

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Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar

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Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar - Description

Derringers is delighted to be able to offer you a modern and affordable classic. The Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar harks back to the Epiphones of the 1930s when the archtop guitar was king. Epiphone has always been a world leader in archtop guitars. The Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar is the first archtop guitar built in the last 60 years that has been designed to be played both acoustically and plugged in BUT still sound like an archtop acoustic guitars. Many other archtops are built primarily as electric guitars and are not optimal for acoustic performance or, designed as acoustic guitars and have a conventional electric guitar pickup fitted. In the latter case, the guitar no longer sounds like an archtop acoustic. The Epiphone Masterbilt Century series changes all that.

A History of Archtop Excellence Since 1931 Reinvented for the 21st Century
Epiphone’s first Masterbilt archtops quickly rose to popularity during the 1930s “Big Band” era and were renowned for their warm woody tone, wide tonal range and punchy volume. However, with the invention of the electric guitar pickup, archtop acoustic guitars quickly became equipped with magnetic amplification and were for the most part, forever transformed into “electric” guitars. Until now…

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining our original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the new Masterbilt Century Collection™. The first collection of archtop “acoustic/electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments. Just play one and you will immediately feel and hear the difference between today’s common “flat top” acoustic guitar and the unique voice of a Masterbilt Century. Plug one in and prepare to be amazed! Really. You have to hear it to believe it.

Now with the eSonic™ HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century archtop 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!

Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar - Features

Historic Epiphone Archtop Design with Round Sound Hole
Solid Spruce Top with Longitudinal Bracing
True Acoustic Sound with Sonic™ HD Preamp/NanoFlex™ HD pickup
Ebony Fretboard
Historic Tuners and Headstock Inlay Design

Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar - In Detail

Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining our original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the new Masterbilt Century Collection™. The first collection of archtop “acoustic/electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments. Just play one and you will immediately feel and hear the difference between today’s common “flat top” acoustic guitar and the unique voice of a Masterbilt Century. Plug one in and prepare to be amazed! Really. You have to hear it to believe it.

Now with the eSonic™ HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century archtop 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!

The Body

Presenting the NEW Epiphone Masterbilt® De Luxe™ Acoustic/Electric Guitar
The Masterbilt® De Luxe Acoustic/Electric Guitar is a large body guitar that produces a strong, full tone capable of cutting through any mix. It features an arched Solid Spruce top with traditional Longitudinal Bracing, replica tortoise style pickguard, and a round sound hole. Inside the sound hole is a 1930's era replica Epiphone label. The De Luxe is available in traditional Vintage Natural and Vintage Sunburst aged gloss finishes, each with unique color tones inspired by Epiphone’s priceless vintage collection in Nashville, Tennessee. Like Epi’s first generation of archtops, the new De Luxe has a unique body profile with a 17” lower bout, a 12.6” upper bout, a 10.25” waist, and a 21” body length. With its round sound hole, the De Luxe has a deeper bass and an overall fuller tone than most archtops but with more punch than a flat-top. Both the body and top feature 3-layer Ivory & Black color binding while the fingerboard has single layer Ivory color binding. The 5-piece Hard Maple and Mahogany neck has a full rounded “C”- profile that is glued to the body with a dovetail joint for a precise fit so the De Luxe will resonate as one piece of wood. The Ebony fretboard has 20 medium frets, a 25.5” scale length, and pearloid “Notched Diamond” inlays modeled after the original Masterbilts. The full tone of the De Luxe 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. No archtop player has ever heard an acoustic guitar more accurately represented through a sound system before. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the sound 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 ¼” output jack.

The Electronics

A 21st Century Archtop with eSonic™ HD preamp & traditional “round” sound hole
The full tone of the De Luxe 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. No archtop player has ever heard an acoustic guitar more accurately represented through a sound system before. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the sound 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 ¼” output jack.

The Hardware

Historic Epiphone Hardware
The De Luxe 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 De Luxe has a dual action truss rod to allow 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. An optional vintage-styled hard case is also available.

Optional Hard Shell Case

Optional Epiphone De Luxe Masterbilt Century Hard Case
The De Luxe Masterbilt Century Hard Case fits both the De Luxe and De Luxe Classic large archtop acoustic/electric guitar in a beautiful Russet Brown-colored case modeled to look like the original leather-covered Masterbilt cases from the 1930s. The top of the case is arched with "Masterbilt Century" in Gold Art Deco-inspired typeface for a perfect fit when closed. The 4 latches and hardware have the look of aged brass and the padded handle has the feel of vintage leather. The soft Burgundy interior has the classic “E” embossed on the lid and the accessory compartment has a leather pull. The Masterbilt Century Hard Case is made to last, just like your De Luxe and De Luxe Classic.

Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe round-hole archtop acoustic electric guitar - Specifications

Finish Aged Gloss
Hardware Aged Nickel
Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
Body Laminated Flame Maple
Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 17"
Upper Bout = 12.6"
Waist = 10.25"
Body Length = 21"
Neck 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany
Neck Profile Rounded "C" shape
Weight 5.75 lbs
Preamp eSonic™ HD (High Definition)
Controls Master Volume & Master EQ
Pickup Shadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle
Power 9 Volt Battery
Output Jack 1/4"
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover Black PVC "Bullet"; 1-layer
Neck Joint
Dovetail; Glued-In

Fingerboard Ebony
F’Brd Inlay Pearloid "Notched Diamond"
Headstock Historic Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid "Banner" logos
Tuners Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio
Frets 20; Medium
Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.69" (43mm)
Scale Length 25.5"
Strings Cleartone®; 12-53
Bridge Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid
Saddle Compensated; Artificial Bone
Tailpiece Historic Epiphone Trapeze
Binding Body Top - 3-Layer
Body Back – 3-Layer
Fingerboard – 1-Layer
Headstock - None
Sound Hole - 2-Layer
Pickguard Imitation Tortoise
Strap Buttons Yes
Serial Number 1930's Era Replica Soundhole Label
Optional Century Collection De Luxe Hard Case
Part #940-DELCS; UPC 711106700229
Warranty Epiphone Limited Lifetime
Website wwww.epiphone.com
Service 1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766), [email protected]

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Epiphone is an American musical instrument manufacturer founded by Anastasios Stathopoulos, currently based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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