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6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Ovangkol Body, Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Maple/Walnut Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Antique Natural Aged Gloss
Masterbilt Excellente -Antique Natural Aged Gloss
Rare Vintage Classic! Now Available for the First Time Since 1970
Perhaps the rarest Epiphone model ever made, only 139 Excellente acoustic guitars were produced between 1963-70. The beautifully ornate, top-of-the-line Excellente was made famous by country music legend Loretta Lynn, and now it returns as part of the new Masterbilt™ Collection. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, solid ovangkol back and sides, an ebony fingerboard with historic pearl cloud inlays, bone nut and saddle, and gold vintage-style Waffleback tuners. Powered by the Fishman® Sonitone™ onboard preamp system, it's ready for the studio or stage. Featuring Gibson™ strings. Epiphone stands behind every guitar they make with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson Brands™ Customer Service. <br> A battery is not included. To power your pickup, you will need a 9-volt battery.
Masterbilt Version Of a Very Rare Epi
One of the rarest Epiphone models ever, just 141 Excellente acoustic guitars were produced between 1963 and 1970. Made famous by country music legend Loretta Lynn, the Excellente now joins the Epi’s Masterbilt Collection. Featuring a Solid Sitka Spruce top, an ebony fingerboard with historic mother-of-pearl Block Cloud inlays, a bone nut and saddle, and gold Kluson Waffleback tuners; the Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente is powered by onboard Fishman Sonitone electronics. Guitarists at Music Outlet are knocked out by the Masterbilt Excellente’s exceptional tone, playability, looks — and value. We’re sure you will be, too.
Sitka spruce and ovangkol: tonewood alchemy
A quality acoustic guitar is all about the wood, and the Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente serves up a classic tonewood cocktail with no compromises. The top is solid Sitka spruce for robust projection and crystalline note clarity. Solid ovangkol, used for the back and sides of the Excellente, is tonally similar to rosewood, but with a slightly fuller midrange and a bright high-end reminiscent of koa. The tonewood characteristics of the Masterbilt Excellente — together with its large dreadnought body — give it the power and nuance to accommodate a wide range of playing styles.
Hit the stage with Fishman Sonitone electronics
The Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente comes equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics that are ready for you to hit the stage or plug into your computer for easy recording. The pickup is mounted inside the soundhole, giving you easy access to volume and tone controls. Fishman is a world leader in acoustic amplification, giving you exceptional plugged-in tone with your Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente.
Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Masterbilt edition of one of the rarest Epiphone models
- Solid ovangkol body; solid Sitka spruce top
- 5-piece maple/walnut neck, C profile
- Ebony fingerboard with historic mother-of-pearl Block Cloud inlay
- 25.315-inch scale length; 20 frets, bone nut
- Fishman Sonitone pickup system transfers every nuance of your tone to your PA or amp
- Vintage-style gold Kluson Waffleback Tuners with metal buttons
- String Type:Steel
- Number of Strings:6
- Body Shape:Square Shoulder Dreadnought
- Color:Antique Natural
- Finish:Aged Gloss
- Top Wood:Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood:Solid Ovangkol
- Binding:Ivory/Black 6-ply top, 4-ply back
- Neck Wood:Maple/Walnut
- Neck Shape:C
- Fingerboard Material:Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay:Excellente Block Clouds
- Number of Frets:20, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length:25.315"
- Tuning Machines:Gold Kluson Waffleback Vintage Tuners with Metal buttons
- Bridge Material:Ebony
- Nut/Saddle Material:Bone/Bone
- Nut Width:1.68"
- Electronics:Fishman Sonitone
- Strings:Gibson, .012-.053
- Manufacturer Part Number:EMTEANAGH1
- Case / Bag : No Included
*ADDITIONAL ADD ON* (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Epiphone AG Litecase for your Masterbilt Excellente
Lightweight, Stylish Protection for Your Epiphone
- Designed to Fit Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente Shaped Acoustic Guitars
- Rugged nylon exterior protects from bumps, bruises, and scratches
- Luxurious Interior covered in thick black plush lining with extended reach neck cradles your axe and accessory storage compartment
- Dual-zippered front pocket easily stores all your gig essentials
- Neck support keeps stress off the guitar’s neck and reduces risk of headstock breaks
- Soft Grip Handle
- Backpack straps keep your hands free to carry other gear
- TSA Approved Lock (TSA007) - 3 Digit litecase Zipper lock.
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