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 and featuring 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

Epiphone Masterbilt acoustic guitars are made in their own Qingdao, China facility to very high standards.
Solid timbers resonate more freely and more effectively than laminates and this resonance translates into tone and volume. In short, all-solid acoustic guitars sound significantly 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.
Back in the glory days of the 1930s, Epiphone released a line of high end guitars under the 'Masterbilt' suffix. Reviving that name seems to be all about Epiphone reclaiming its own glittering past. As to why it's spelled that way, though: that is something of a mystery. Our best guess is that it is a slang contraction from the way people spoke in the 30s, perhaps taken from the Dutch language since New York (where Epiphone were based) had a high percentage of Dutch immigrants.