The Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustics
(Epiphone | Posted 2008-01-01)
Epiphone revives the prestige of its 1930s guitars with the Masterbilt Acoustic Series. The flat-top guitars feature solid-wood construction and a distinctive 1930s-style "offset notch" peghead shape, with historic Epiphone script logo and mother-of-pearl "stickpin" inlay. The collection encompasses steel-string fingerstyle models, round- and square-shouldered dreadnoughts, and a nylon-string series, all made with hand-selected woods including Sitka spruce, rosewood, maple and mahogany.
"With the original Masterbilt line of 1931, Epiphone challenged Gibson for supremacy in the guitar world, and the ensuing battle brought out the best in both companies," says Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO of Gibson, Epiphone's parent company. "The new Masterbilt line symbolizes the quest for perfection that still drives Epiphone today."
The beautiful grain of the Masterbilt woods is enhanced with a natural satin or vintage-style shaded finish. The dreadnought and fingerstyle models have full-body abalone binding, tapered dovetail neck joints and are available with an eSonic-2 stereo preamp system.
Masterbilt seen about:
Quincy Coleman and Masterbilt
Roz Bell and his Masterbilt EF-500RCCE
Barabra Streisand on tour with Masterbilt
Kevin Sciou on tour with Jack Ingram and Masterbilt
Ocean Butterflies Singer/Songwriter Lin Yuzhong and Masterbilt
Trey Hill plays Opry with Masterbilt
Carey Ott plays Americana Folk Festival with Masterbilt DR-500R
Aben Eubanks on the road with Kelly Clarkson and Masterbilt
Kacy Crowley with her Masterbilt AJ-500R
Bob Dylan Guitarist Stu Kimball with his Masterbilt EF-500RA
Liset Alea performs at Hard Rock London with Masterbilt
John Rich with Masterbilt AJ-500M
Alondra and her Masterbilt EF-500RA
Alex Lifeson and his Masterbilt EF-500
Katie Melua with her Masterbilt EN-546CE