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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Mahogany Body with Sitka Spruce Top, Slimtaper "D" Neck Shape, Fishman Presys Onboard Preamp System, Fishman Sonicore Pickup

 
4.7

(20 reviews)

SKU: EMECDR500-P

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MSRP: Old Price $1,165.00 Discounted Price $699.00 Save : $466.00 (40%)
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MSRP: Old Price $1,165.00 Discounted Price $699.00 Save : $466.00 (40%)
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When it comes to building an instrument, individual parts are pieced together to form something that musicians can create a bond with. To make that connection as real as possible, Epiphone cuts no corners and assures the Masterbilt DR-500MCE is built with real, high-quality solid woods. How these pieces are connected is important too.  Rather than having the neck bolted onto the body, they are conjoined by a dovetail joint so that you can gain the most authentic tone from the Masterbilt DR-500MCE. What truly puts this guitar over the top and makes it an acoustic-electric is the Fishman Presys Onboard Preamp System. Fishman's Presys Onboard Preamp System is dedicated to providing maximum value in a small footprint. This preamp system features Volume, Tone shaping, and Phase controls; a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup and low profile control knobs. The Masterbilt DR-500MCE will provide you with a plethora of natural tones; tones you’ll be able to bond with and identify as your own.

Features:
  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top with Solid Mahogany Body and Sides
  • Dovetail Neck Joint
  • 25.5” Scale Mahogany Neck with Pau Ferro Fingerboard and SlimTaper “D” Shape
  • Fishman Presys Onboard Preamp System
  • Fishman Sonicore pickup
  • Case Not Included

Get your Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Electric Guitar

Great action

4

This guitar has really good action and plays well.I like the feel and the way it plays.

Donald

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Stop your search

5

I literally searched for almost 6 months before purchasing what is my first guitar (no wisecracks!). Guitars built with these standards do produce a quality of time that you just won't get with laminated woods, and cheaper components. Although I'm a new player, I know a lot of "veteran" players who until now have always fallen back on Martins, Gibson's, Taylors, etc...I say until now as 2 of my friends have purchased this same guitar after playing mine. One bought it for his son's first guitar, and another bought one because he wasn't crazy about dragging his $4,000 guitar around with him everywhere he went. It seems that it's maybe hit or miss on setup right out of the box, but mine was perfect. The sustain, the tone, the clarity...all superb. To get an all solid wood guitar built with hide glue, dovetail jointing, etc...is usually reserved for guitars costing for more than the DR500MCE. You will have to look at buying a used guitar to get these type of attributes for the money. Don't hesitate in buying this guitar, one generic google search will bring you all the info you need, and tons of happy consumers who have been surprised by, and converted to Epi"fans"

Dave

Las Vegas

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I have the DR-400Mce also.

5

This guitar looks beautiful! All Solid Wood. I bought the Demo model as that was all they had in stock. I put a fresh set of d'addario JXP16s and it sounds very nice. I will probably also try some other brand strings at a later time. I recently played some christmas hymns in my church and connected it simultaneously to two separate amps just to try it out. I was able to mute both the outputs by pressing the tuner button. I did not need to play that loud, and I did not have any issues with unwanted feedback or anything. I think if I ran the Nanomag pickup out thru a delay pedal set to about 1/4 second delay, it might sound like true stereo.

DAVID

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Definitely Reccomend

5

Great guitar, especially for this price

Illya

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I will only buy from Sam in the future.

5

Excellent instrument with excellent electronics. Don't be fooled by the name. This is a wonderfully crafted instrument with wonderful high and low registers. The team at Sam Ash were extremely helpful in the selection and offered assistance in it's maintenance. It was their knowledge and willingness to help that has sold me on Sam Ash as the go-to store for my musical needs.

GREG

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Feels Like My 1964 Gibson J45 ---NOT Kidding

5

Four years ago I traded in my 1964 Sunburst Gibson J45 for a Martin JCPA4, an EPI ES-175, two cases, a Roland Cube 80 and various effects. I was excited to have both acoustic and electric guitars plus a killer jazz amp with no money paid out, but after awhile I got to missing the way the Gibson felt against my body when I played, and how the neck seemed to guide my hand in playing the guitar. The bass would resonate and the highs would sparkle. While the Martin was a terrific sounding guitar, it did not have the same resonant quality. I knew that I could not justify buying a new J45, but I made it a habit to play a lot of acoustics in an effort to get close to the Gibson in sound and feel. I got close by trying the new Taylor Grand Pacific, but the $3,000 price tag was just too much. THEN --- I picked up the EPI DR-500 MCE. Folks, play this beast. This thing feels like a much more expensive guitar, and to my disbelief the setup was perfect out of the box. It does take about an hour of playing for the beast to settle down, but after that you will be hooked. This EPI has a neck that reminded me strongly of my old J45, a sound that did the same, and a look (sunburst model) that was both gorgeous and flawless. I could not find a single defect anywhere on the instrument! It was only after I got home from Sam Ash that I looked up the reviews and saw all the 5-star ratings. I went back four days later and bought the thing. I gotta say, this time the reviewers got it right.

SteveVegas

Las Vegas

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Superior craftsmanship at a reasonable price

5

I'm extremely pleased with my purchase from Sam Ash, the Masterbuilt guitar that I purchased is excellent the fact that it's plekd, is a real bonus in so much as I do that at Mike. Lull's here in Bellevue,WA. To all my guitars. The Masterbuilt guitar first of all earned its name Masterbuilt, fit and finish on this guitar at this price point and also it Woods is unheard of. Somehow Epiphone through Sam Ash husband Apple II bring the guitarist fine instrument at a price you can afford. I'm 72 years old professional musician, I do like guitars that are built well and instruments that's your craftsmanship. Enclosing if you're looking for it a very very classic guitar solid wood at a reasonable price this is your destination.

Al

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Highly recommend

5

Guitar looks, plays, and sounds great. Legitimately incredible guitar that most people can actually afford. Did research for a long time to find a guitar in an affordable price range that was actually worth the money. If anything it has a few tiny imperfections that took a lot of looking for to find. If you're looking for a guitar and don't have $1,000 or more to spend, definitely pick one of these up in store and check it out. Also Sam Ash Cincinnati's customer service was awesome.

Jacob

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One of the best acoustic guitars I've played

5

This guitar is absolutely incredible! I had it for about 2 months now. When I bought it, I played guitars in the $1000 - $2000 price range but this guitar sounded really good compared to them. I felt that once the guitars got over $1000, I was simply paying for a name. This guitar sounds the best plugged in, and I also love the vintage sunburst finish. I play this guitar everyday and I love the nanomeg and nanoflex features on it! The built-in tuner is also pretty useful. It also looks super cool, and I can play it for a long time without getting finger fatigue! I would TOTALLY recommend buying this guitar.

Mari

Torrance, CA

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Great value, sound and play ability!

5

Best guitar under $1200 that I've owned Fun to play

chines

Ohio

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Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

4.8 20

100.0

Series Masterbilt
Other Features Bone nut, nickel hardware
Model DR-500MCE
Warranty Info:

Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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