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

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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... Read More

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Solid cedar top
  • Solid premium rosewood back and sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Multi-bound body and headstock
  • Nickel tuners
  • Gold hardware
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EpiphoneMasterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best sound and intonation of any guitar I've ever played. Period.

I did not buy my EF500RCCENS through Guitar Center but I wanted to offer my 2-cents here. I've been a finger-style guitarist since about 1974 and I consider my playing ability to be...Read complete review

I did not buy my EF500RCCENS through Guitar Center but I wanted to offer my 2-cents here. I've been a finger-style guitarist since about 1974 and I consider my playing ability to be relatively advanced. The day I got this guitar I played it for 3-hours straight. I was in another world the whole time. The most PERFECT intonation I could possibly have hoped for. Superb sound and projection, even with the bass strings. The overtones and harmonics are sweet and rich. It rings like a bell! I play it often and can't remember the last time I had to adjust the tuning. For less than 1k this guitar will hold its own against a Martin more than 3x the price. I know this first hand! Sure, it doesn't have near the fit and finish of a pricey Martin or Taylor. But if you want a guitar to actually enjoy playing and hearing then this Epi is truly the ONE!! Just try and tear this fantastic guitar from my cold dead hands. Not gonna happen!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I ordered one of these and when it arrived I was told it had shipping damage but the box was not damaged and the saddle was lifting off the top. I gave the store...Read complete review

I ordered one of these and when it arrived I was told it had shipping damage but the box was not damaged and the saddle was lifting off the top. I gave the store the benefit of the doubt and ordered another one to replace the "damaged" original only to have that arrive with the saddle lifting slightly and evidence of poor workmanship in a few spots. This is a "Masterbilt" product??? Yikes!! Count me out. There was a different, less expensive "Masterbilt" in the guitar section of the store and it was virtually flawless. Either quality control at Epiphone is slipping badly these days or everyone involved thinks buyers just don't care about what they purchase. A shame really! No winners to be found when all is said and done.

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

Immaculate

By The Japxican

from Pasadena, CA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Overall a great piece of work. Built to a T and plays wonderfully.

     
    5.0

    most beautiful guitar I have ever owned

    By Big D

    from Round Rock, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I considered several high end brands but beyond what I felt I wanted to spend, I do feel given the quality and sound of this guitar it's value far exceeds the money spent. I have been playing music since I was 14,(66 now), and I still play about 130 gigs a year. This is the finest sounding, looking, and best feel of a guitar I have ever owned. It has a very full, loud, rich sound unplugged but played through my Fishman Artist Pro it's just sweet. It was on back order, had to wait several months, but oh so worth the wait, I love this guitar.

       
      5.0

      Amazing tonal options! Solid woods!

      By C. Koonce

      from Ft. Worth, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This is one of the best sounding Acoustic guitars out there. Compare it to other big name Guitars that are all solid wood and price differences! The craftsmen ship is flawless! The tone is amazing unplugged! Plug in the e-sonic and magic happens!!! Being able to blend the two pickups is tonal heaven. Then you can even have the extra option to split the pickups to different amps!!! Well worth the money! I urge anyone to try these guitars out. I traded in my Taylor made GS mahogany mini the an L. R. baggs Active M-1 pickup for this guitar and glad I did.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        yes

        By hiking

        from ecuador

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Requires Constant Tuning

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        i'm happy

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Restock Dream!

        By Peter Theremin

        from Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • All
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        What an absolute bargain! I did have to take it in for an adjustment but Man do I dig the savings. To the complainers return another one. I have friends that love this Guitar and have the patience and time to have Guitar Center make the adjustments.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent value

        By Youngster48

        from Houston, TX

        Pros

        • excellent craftsmanship
        • Great electronics
        • Quality material

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Fingerstyle
        • Gigs Or Home
        • Studio

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Recently purchased and very happy with the Masterbuilt quality. Good projection when played acoustic. I would compare with instruments 2-3 times the cost. (Taylor/Martin)
        Value for dollar, exceeds any other acoustic/electric guitar on the market today.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Edward

        from Barnegat NJ

        Site Member

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've owned Martins,Taylors and Gibsons. The epiphone ef500 is the easiest playing, sweetest sounding, finger style guitar yet. I've been a finger picker since about 1963 when I first heard Freewheelin' by Bob Dylan. I've built a few guitars and know how hard it is to get the right wood and put it together correctly. The ef500 is a very responsive guitar and the best guitar money I've ever spent.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Edward

        from Barnegat NJ

        Site Member

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've owned Martins,Taylors and Gibsons. The epiphone ef500 is the easiest playing, sweetest sounding, finger style guitar yet. I've been a finger picker since about 1963 when I first heard Freewheelin' by Bob Dylan. I've built a few guitars and know how hard it is to get the right wood and put it together correctly. The ef500 is a very responsive guitar and the best guitar money I've ever spent.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Guitar!!

        By Audrey

        from Texas Dallas

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've had this guitar for over a year now and it has been an awesome addition to my collection. The guitar is not only beautiful but has a deep rich sound. I have loved playing this guitar. I would not recommend this for a first guitar because it is quite large and is more expensive. Overall I would recommend this guitar to all guitar lovers!!

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Great sounding guitar but it's not all-solid wood

        By Jeremy

        from Houston, TX

        Comments about Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RCCE Fingerstyle Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've seen a few other reviewers note this guitar is all-solid wood. In fact, it is not. This can be confirmed by the product specs here at the GC website as well as the Epiphone product page. Masterbuilt guitars are no longer all-solid wood (there are a few exceptions, this model is not one of exceptions. It has laminated b&s wood. See the Epiphone website). Having said that, this is a great guitar. The nano flex pickup system sounds fantastic. If you're looking at this model also consider the (non-masterbuilt) Epiphone Inspired by Texan. That model has the same nano flex pickup but also has solid back and solid top. It's priced about the same as this one.

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