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Electroacoustic Square Shoulder Dreadnought acoustic guitar, all solid, Sitka spruce top, Ovangkol body  All product info

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  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Series: Masterbilt
  • Design: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
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Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente

Electro acoustic guitar, square shoulder dreadnought, solid, Sitka spruce top, Ovangkol body, Fishman Sonitone pickup system

The Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente is the revival of a rare Square Shoulder model that was only produced 141 times in the years 1963-1970. Originally designed for country legend Loretta Lynn, the guitar comes in traditional dreadnought design with several remarkable accessories. A solid Sitka spruce top produces distinctive and clear highs that harmonize perfectly with the bass-rich solid Ovangkol body and give the guitar a very balanced sound. A maple neck with a 5-piece walnut and maple center stripe and an ebony fingerboard make the guitar extremely comfortable to play in all positions. The narrow fingerboard, the short 643 mm scale length and the flat C-profile allow the player excellent access to all 20 frets . The unique design of the pickguard, inlays, headstock and bridge authentically embodies the spirit of the 1960s.

Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente front
The Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente combines the classic look and feel of the 1960s.
Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente body
The Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente features solid woods.

A solid wood body

The body of the Masterbilt Excellente is made of the best solid woods and offers the player a distinctive sound, which is very noticeable in heavy strummings. A solid Sitka spruce top gives the guitar expressive highs and adds a very bright and clear colour to the overall picture, that is especially apparent in the overtones. Back and sides are made of solid Ovangkol and provide a very powerful note in the bass frequencies, completing the sound with a warm and powerful tone with very solid response.

Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente tuner
Both in playability and hardware features the Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente impresses.

Playability and high-quality hardware

The manufacturer has more than succeeded in creating a flat neck in a comfortable C-profile . Decorated with a 5-piece Walnut and Maple Center Stripe and equipped with a fine ebony fingerboard , the neck offers excellent playability on all 20 frets . The headstock, decorated with an "Excellente Block Cloud" inlay , features precise golden Kluson Waffleback vintage tuners and fully embodies the spirit of the 1960s. The  Fishman Sonitone pickup system  converts the guitar into the perfect stage instrument, which convinces with its authenticity both in sound and appearance.

Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente detail
The pickguard of theEpiphone Masterbilt Excellente is decorated with stunning ornaments.

Excellente

Aesthetically, this guitar is particularly appealing. A colorfully decorated pickguard with an ornament of an eagle and a cactus in combination with the "Historic Pearl Cloud" inlays and the golden Kluson Waffleback vintage tuners create a unique appearance that can hardly be surpassed in its details. Even the woods are perfectly matched visually, so that the lightly tinted Sitka Spruce top and the strikingly grained Ovangkol body form a harmonious unit.

The Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente at a glance:

  • Electro acoustic guitar
  • Square Shoulder Dreadnought design
  • All solid
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Ovangkol body
  • 643 mm scale length
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard 
  • Golden Kluson Waffleback Vintage tuners
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup system

Features:

  • Manufacturer: Epiphone
  • Series: Masterbilt
  • Design: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Sitka Fichte
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: High-Gloss
  • Bracing: X-Bracing
  • Back & Sides: Ovangkol
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: High-Gloss
  • Binding: Ivory ABS
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Excellente Block Cloud
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Scale in mm: 643
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Bridge Inlay: Bone
  • Tuners: Kluson Waffleback
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Manufacturer pickups: Fishman
  • Pickup System: Sonitone
  • Tuner: No
  • Pickguard: Historic Excellent
  • Bridge Pins: Plastic, white
  • Colour: Antique Natural
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