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Item # 519154 | Customer Ratings: Ratings ( 4 Based on 8 reviews)

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Designed by and for fingerstyle players with a solid cedar top.

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 C-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. Case sold separately.

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Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Top material: Cedar
    Body material: Rosewood with hand-laid abalone inlay around the soundhole and body
    Side material: Rosewood
    Neck material: Mahogany, 1-piece plus heel
    Neck shape: “C” profile
    Neck joint: Glued-in, dove-tail with hide glue
    Truss rod: adjustable
    Scale length: 25.5"
    Fingerboard material: Rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
    Fingerboard radius: 14"
    Frets: 20 medium
    Neck pickup: Shadow NanoMag
    Bridge pickup: Shadow NanoFlex
    Electronics: eSonic-2 Stereo Preamp
    Controls: eSonic2 preamp with built-in tuner, stereo output, Master Volume Pot, NanoMag EQ Pot, NanoFlex EQ Pot, Phase "Anti-Feedback" Switch, Electronic Tuner Activation w/Output Mute
    Bridge: Rosewood, reverse-belly
    Saddle: bone
    Nut: bone
    Nut width: 1.75"
    Hardware: gold
    Pickguard: Tortoise style
    Machine heads: Gold Grover® Sta-Tite™ 18:1 ratio
    Colors: Natural Satin (NS)
    Case sold separately




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  • Apparently not built by masters

    As reviewed by Paul on 7/10/2011

    I ordered mine from the Guitar Center website since they don't carry this model in their stores. I picked it up late in the evening so didn't unpack it in the store. When I opened the box the first thing I saw was a card that said it was checked for quality in China and again in the US. The QA person in the US was #8. So far so good, if #8 vouched for the condition I was sure it was going to be good. I took the guitar out from the packaging and couldn't have been more disappointing. The front of the guitar was gritty like sandpaper in places and there were multiple black greasy smudge marks along with several scratches on the sides. It looked like a used guitar packaged as new. I returned this one and ordered another which I picked up last night. This time I opened it in the store and this one didn't have a QA card (weird quality control there...) and it wasn't dirty but the front of the guitar had significantly more grittiness to it. It was so bad that if you rubbed hard enough you could easily scratch yourself. The Guitar Center staff was great, they didn't try to force me to take it and tried to clean it up but it seems like there is dirt under some sort of finish (even though they say it's unfinished) that was sealed in. The guitar sounds great and looks awesome but very poor quality. I would not buy one sight unseen again. $200 Epiphones in the store looked perfect, not sure why they have so much trouble with this model.

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  • Great Guitar!

    As reviewed by DONALD CARROLL on 8/16/2013

    Don't let negative reviews sway you away from buying this guitar. I ordered one and it arrived in about 3 days in perfect condition. Garret at my local Guitar Center checked it out and tuned it up for me on the spot. This is a beautiful guitar with a glossy, natural finish. It has beautiful tone. I love the "V" shaped neck. The intonation is perfect all the way up the neck. Great fingerpicker's guitar!. Get one, you will love it too!

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  • An all solid fingerstyle guitar with room for your fingers!

    As reviewed by Mark McCormack on 6/10/2013

    Why this guitar is apt for fingerstyle: (It's actually surprisingly good for strumming and flatpicking too though, and the cedar top does not easily overdrive even when strummed hard, probably due to the wide scalloped bracing) The one they sent me has a roomy 2-3/8 inch string spacing at the saddle-something that's really hard to find in a lot of much more expensive guitars marketed for "fingerstyle" It has a wider nut width of 1-13/16" It has a really great neck and action, well set up, intonation spot-on throughout It's relatively loud, even when fingerpicked, thanks no doubt to the satin finish It sounds sweet acoustically Has a versatile stereo pickup system with two output jacks and It has the 2-3/8" string spacing! If you're in the market for a very reasonably priced fingerstyle guitar I don't think you can do much better than this. If you get a bad one, with Guitar Center, you can always take it back. Actually, I have my doubts about those other reviews, but not about the guitar GC sent me. It's a shame that you can't find these in stock in stores to try though, but maybe that would detract from sales of some more expensive guitars...

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