Epiphone Masterbilt Guitars

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About the Epiphone Masterbilt

The Epiphone Masterbilt collection of acoustic guitars are retro models made to very high standards. They feature quality solid tonewoods. The Epiphone Masterbilt is styled to look like vintage Epiphone models from the 1920s and 30s. Take a look at the DR-500MCE acoustic guitar: it has a solid Spruce top, solid Mahogany body and a fitted pickup for plugging in and playing live.

Frequently Asked Questions about Epiphone Masterbilt Guitars

Question: Where are Epiphone Masterbilt guitars made?
Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic guitars are made in their own Qingdao, China facility to very high standards.
Question: What is the benefit of all-solid construction?
Solid timbers resonate more freely and more effectively than laminates. This resonance translates into tone and volume. In short, all-solid acoustic guitars sound much sweeter and more detailed than laminate builds. As the wood ages and matures, the guitar sounds even better. The more you play an all-solid acoustic, the quicker its tone will improve.
Question: Why is 'Masterbilt' spelled incorrectly?
Back in the glory days of the 1930s, Epiphone released a line of high end guitars under the 'Masterbilt' suffix. Reviving this name seems to be all about Epiphone reclaiming its own glittering past. Why is it spelled that way? That is something of a mystery. Our best guess is that it is a slang contraction from the way people spoke in the 30s. It may come from the Dutch language since New York (where Epiphone were based) had a high number of Dutch immigrants.