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Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural

Place of Origin USA
Model Number CUSTOMGUITAR 215
Min.Order Quantity One Set
Price Negotiable
Packaging Details Hardshell Case of Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
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Payment Terms paypal,UnionPay, Visa/MasterCard, Amex, Discover,T/T
Supply Ability 215

Product Features

An airy resonance results from all solid woods, including gorgeous premium solid rosewood back and sides. The mahogany neck of the Masterbilt Fingerstyle guitar has a '50s V-shape and is graced with a precision-crafted wider 1-3/4" rosewood fretboard for easy fingerstyle playing. E-Sonic 2 preamp system amplifies the beauty of wood. Multi-bound body and headstock and gold hardware add visual splendor.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Solid cedar top Solid premium rosewood back and sides Mahogany neck Rosewood fretboard Multi-bound body and headstock Nickel tuners Gold hardware

EE-EE-Epiphone-e-e returns to their roots to bring you the vintage vibe and tone of their pre-'60s guitars. Make one yours today.

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Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks Normal wear and tear Power surges Dust, internal heat and humidity

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For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks) For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Custom Guitar's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax. Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold Plans are renewable on new gear

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I've only had this guitar a few days. The sound is way more than the price tag, both plugged and unplugged. The exterior workmanship is very good. While the looks are relatively plain, the feel of the guitar is that of a more expensive instrument. The solid musical tone-woods make all the difference. The EF-500RCCE does have it's short comings. The interior workmanship was not so good. The spruce bracings for the top and bottom appear to have been kiln dried rather than letting nature do it more slowly. The result is the braces seem brittle. I found a crack in one of the bottom braces. I don't think the overall structural integrity is diminished by the crack, but it's not what I look for in a brand new guitar. While the sound of the guitar is not impacted, I'd guess the longevity may be. Another problem occurred when I plugged it in. There were intermittent but constant pops and crackles in the amp, annoying to an extreme. While waiting for the makers of the electronics (shadow-electronics) to get back to me, I discovered that the hole drilled through the bridge to wire the under the bridge piezo, had accidently pierced the X brace. The wire from the piezo was run through it and apparently the wire itself vibrated when the guitar was played. This resulted in the unwanted noise. I would think that this is a rare occurrence. Getting the wire out of the X brace resolved the problem. The sound is indeed beautiful. Overall, I like the guitar and am good with the purchase. However, I do think there will be issues with the bracing a few years down the road.
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.To me the EE-Epiphone-e Masterbilt EF-500RCCE is by far one of the best steelstring guitars out there. I was looking for a steelstring with a wider nut/fretboard (This one is 1.750") because I'm more a nylon strings player. I've played many steelstrings guitars at Guitarcenter before I decided to purchase the Masterbilt and I fell in love instantly when I hooked it up to the amp. Phenomenal!! There's no need to mention all the specs (which can be found on the EE-Epiphone-e website) but I must say that this is just an amazing sounding guitar. It comes with the eSonic 2 system by Shadow. Here is a recording with this EE-Epiphone-e Masterbilt EF-500RCCE and make up your mind. I received this beauty within 3 days without any flaws. Thanks to Custom Guitar's Friend. Great service!!!
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural

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this guitar is made very well,it is a little small but not to bad, the sound is pretty loud, loud enough!it has no finish on it but very smooth and perfect the way it is.the sound is not muddy as someone wrote in a review, you can hear the rosewood and you can hear the ceder top.ive got 5 or 6 guitars this epiphone ef-500cce is the best.i flatpick alot and it sounds beautiful,it plays real nice, it was made very well,the e-sonic nano mag pickup sounds real nice also, built in tuner and warranty is for 5 years, change the strings as soon as you get it though!the best strings are john pearse"s they sparkle,very nice and smooth guitar..
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.I bought the EE-Epiphone-e EF-500 RCCE because I was looking for a fingerstyle guitar but wanted an acoustic electric as well. I ordered it throcpattonugh a local dealer. When it came and I played it I was stunned!! This guitar has an amazing sound. The solid cedar top and solid rosewood back and sides look beautiful. Strummed it souds a little muddy but when you are fingerpicking, this guitar really lets you know what it is capable of. EE-Epiphone-e really out did themselves with this one. My hat's off to them!! I would recommend this guitar to anyone!!
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.I read all the reviews before I bought this one and I have several other EE-Epiphone-es. While none of my Epi's can stand up to my Martins and Gibsons, they serve a good purpose. But this one is amazing. I used a mirror to look at every glue joint on the purfling, bracing and neck joint. There are no sloppy joints. My other Epi's are made in Korea and China. This one is made in Indonesia. The finish is not a gloss, as described in MF desciption, but is a matte. The manufacture's discription says there is no finish, but there is something and it looks good and feels good. There is no sandy feeling as some reviewers claimed. It has a good bright sound and the electronics and tuner are really good. It is definitely a fingerstyle guitar. A pick does it no good. For the price, this is an excellent purchase. On the strength of another review, I did buy extra strings and changed them out when I was having trouble tuning it. I had the same trouble with the new strings and I came to believe it was the bone nut. I think it could use a little file work to help the sting slide a bit. I can't find a case that really fits it and that I don't like. My Gibson 175 case fits it fairly well, but that case is a bit pricey for this guitar. I have been lead to believe that EE-Epiphone-e is coming out with a case for it, but no one knows when.
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.This guitar is wonderful. It is warm and very responsive. I really dig this axe. very comfortable for fingerstyle and it is my main preference. I don't have much experience since I have only been playing for 3 years and am classically trained.
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.I had my reservations about ordering this guitar sight unseen and unheard. Always been a Martin fan, along with Takamine or a nice Gibson but I was looking for something different that was in a more reasonable price range.

This guitar was masterfully built and is beautifully appointed. The sound range is lush and warm and she is an absolute joy to play. I have no regrets and I am extrememly happy!
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.I'm 66 played guitar all my life, this was by far the worse purchase in my life. Made out of garbage, sounded like garbage,electronics did not work.I was floored as I was anticipating a beautiful sounding guitar. Anyone that likes this guitar is deaf. what a disappointment.
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.I have bought more than one guitar from mucisian's Friend. I like all my choices. More than my choices I appreciate the great care this company gave me and delivering very well selected merchandice!
Thanks you guys!
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
.I was looking for a decent guitar with wide string spacing, fat neck, solid woods, cutaway with humbucker and saddle pickup with tuner. I got all of that and then some with this Masterbilt. I own a Martin 00028EC and did not feel comfortable lugging it around in and out of my truck and gigs and worrying. This Epi has solid rosewood and solid cedar top. It does not have the deep thud of the Martin but the cedar sounds very nice and is breaking in well. With the superb electronics, great gold tuners, tasteful inlay, and dual input this is a tremendous value. I got a level three with a slight knock in headstock for 50% off retail.
Changed strings, lowered action and away it goes, very nice guitar I can take camping and gigging without the worry. I removed pickgaurd, gives the guitar more character, better sound.
I've had epiphones since since 1968. I actually have a 1934 EE-Epiphone-e, lots of mojo.
This new masterbilt is commendable, comfortable, and fits the guitar slot I was aiming for. Well done EE-Epiphone-e.
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Matte Natural
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