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The Merida E1DC Imperial Series dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar offers premium tonewoods and electronics for an inspiring playing experience. Its torrefied solid spruce top provides the depth and projection of an aged, vintage instrument right out of the box. Paired with rosewood back and sides, the E1DC Imperial Series generates a warm, balanced tone that serious guitarists will appreciate.

Torrefied Solid Spruce Top Emulates a Vintage Guitar

The E1DC Imperial Series' torrefied solid spruce top undergoes a special heating process that gives it the rich, complex tone of wood that has matured over decades. From the first strum, you'll hear pronounced lows, sparkling highs and a resonant midrange usually found in vintage guitars. The solid spruce top vibrates freely for impressive sustain and projection. Whether fingerpicking or flatpicking, this dreadnought delivers a full, articulate sound across the tonal spectrum.

Premium Rosewood Back and Sides Provide Depth and Warmth

The rosewood used for the back and sides of the E1DC Imperial Series is prized for its beauty and tonal qualities. Rosewood produces a warm, mellow tone with strong projection and a quick response. When paired with the solid spruce top, the rosewood back and sides help generate a balanced acoustic voice with rich lows, clear mids and crisp highs. The all-solid-wood construction gives this dreadnought impressive depth, sustain and dynamic range.

Fishman Electronics and Tuner Provide Plugged-In Versatility

The E1DC Imperial Series comes equipped with a Fishman ISY201 pickup system, including an electronic tuner for convenience. The pickup lets you amplify your acoustic tone with clarity and detail through an amplifier or PA system. Easily adjust the volume and tone to suit different playing environments. The built-in tuner ensures you always perform in tune. Whether playing a coffeehouse gig or in a studio, the Fishman electronics provide the versatility serious guitarists need.

Premium Appointments and Gig Bag for Protection

Beautiful flamed maple binding and rosette inlays give the E1DC Imperial Series an elegant look. It features a comfortable mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge and die-cast tuners for solid intonation and tuning stability. A padded gig bag is included to protect your investment when traveling to rehearsals, lessons or shows.

Merida E1DC Imperial Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Merida E1DC Imperial Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Merida E1DC Imperial Series Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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  • Torrefied solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides
  • Slim C mahogany neck with artificial ebony fingerboard
  • Fishman ISY-201 pickup system
  • Chrome Merida tuners, artificial ebony bridge
  • D'Addario EXP16 strings, Merida GB-15 gig bag included

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  • Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Top wood: Torrefied solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Forward-shifted X
  • Finish: High gloss
  • Shape: Slim C
  • Nut width: 1.69"
  • Fingerboard: Artificial ebony
  • Wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.6"
  • Nut material: Genuine bone
  • Pickup system: Fishman ISY-201
  • Tuning machines: Chrome Merida designed
  • Bridge: Artificial ebony
  • Saddle: Genuine bone
  • Strings: Premium D'Addario EXP16
  • Gig bag: Merida GB-15, Black
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of Strings: 6