Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar  

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Expert luthiery to rival Epiphone's classic 1930s guitars is evident in the Masterbilt AJ-500M's precision top, back, and fretboard binding. A light jumbo acoustic guitar with great volume, projection... Read More

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Expert luthiery to rival Epiphone's classic 1930s guitars is evident in the Masterbilt AJ-500M's precision top, back, and fretboard binding. A light jumbo acoustic guitar with great volume, projection, and natural warmth enhanced by solid mahogany back and sides. Nickel hardware, stickpin inlay, and offset notch headstock add visual elegance.

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Features
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Mahogany neck
  • Nickel tuners
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EpiphoneMasterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

it just don't get any better...

By Justin Miles

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

just jumping onboard with every other review. i have owned this guitar for awhile now, and it really is hard to put down. just like everyone else i played 'em all, and as soon as i played the aj-500 it was over. easy choice.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Nice!

By John

from Lubbock, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

I love this guitar. The only complaint I can think of is that the string height at the first fret might be just a hair higher than it could be. That said, it plays really well already, and if I really cared it would be a simple matter to have the guitar set-up. The sound is great, and it stays in tune all the way up the fingerboard. It would be incredibly hard to find a better guitar for the money!

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!!!

By Jed

from United States

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

When I first saw this Masterbuilt, I hadn't played one before. I picked it up and played it and was blown away! The all solid wood construction is really a steal for this price. I also like the offset headstock and fairly low action of the strings. I brought this beauty in the backroom with some of the more expensive Gibsons and Taylors, and it played very well compared to them. I recommend this guitar for anyone who wants a guitar with great tone and retro style.

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(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sounding value

By Matt

from Tolland, CT

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

Bought my AJ500M at GC on clearance. I took it into the back room where the expensive guitars are and played it alongside some Martins, Taylors and Gibsons. It went head to head with most of the Gibsons (one beautiful Dove in vintage sunburst sounded incredible!). The Epi played and sounded better than any of the Taylors I played (Taylors are an acquired taste, IMO). There were two Martin HD28s that I will continue to dream about. Otherwise, the Epi AJ500 held its own against any other guitar in that back room. An excellent value at twice the price!

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing all solid accoustic, for so little money.

By Garth Osborne

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

I received this for Christmas and cannot be happier. The build quality is excellent, and it sounds incredible. To be able to get an all solid acoustic for so little money is amazing. It truly does sound as good as guitars costing three times as much. Be sure to monitor the humidity where you store this beauty. This is an all solid guitar, and it needs to be treated as such. It should last a lifetime. When Gibson moved the Epiphone production to China they did an amazing thing running the plant themselves as opposed to the typical farming out to a Asian builder that so many other companies do. I am convinced the Epiphone Masterbilt line will have a place in Guitar history as the beginning of the "Quality Chinese Build Era".

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Masterbuilt masterstroke

By Chris

from Atlantic City

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

Wonderful sound for the money. I have a very expensive Martin so this is my camping guitar. It is really well made and looks nice. The sound is big and the neck plays very easily. Everyone who plays it can't believe it only cost so little. Mine came with Baggs pick-up so that's a bonus. Love this guitar. Highly recommend it!

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(48 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Masterbilt 4 sure!

By Mike

from Lee's Summit MO

Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M Advanced Jumbo Acoustic Guitar:

Excellent sound and action for a budget priced all-wood acoustic guitar. The AJ-500M went head to head with the Taylor DN-3 and Martin MMV and came out a winner based on my comparison. Big sonic voice when strummed and plenty of mids and highs for picking. Vintage grovers keep everything in tune and black headstock adds to the overall retro appeal. Quality fit and finish with hide-glue construction. Would like to see all gloss but you can't have everything! Very nice guitar for the $$$.

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