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Epiphone Masterbilt MM-40L "F"-Style Mandolin

A vintage-inspired "F"-style mandolin from Epiphone: the Masterbilt MM-40L "F"-Style Mandolin.


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MSRP: Old Price $1,165.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $666.00 (57%)
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Epiphone presents the new Masterbilt MM-40L Mandolin, a classic f-style mandolin with an oval sound hole created in the spirit of the first generation of Epiphone Masterbilt mandolins. Featuring a Solid Spruce top, Solid Maple body, Grover machine heads, and a traditional Masterbilt headstock in a beautiful aged gloss Vintage Sunburst finish.

The Masterbilt Tradition:  The Epiphone Masterbilt Collection was first launched in the early 1930s around the time Epiphone opened its legendary factory and showroom in downtown Manhattan. The showroom drew the very best jazz players of the day including a young Les Paul. Today, the Epiphone Masterbilt Collection uses those same construction techniques and materials including solid wood tops, traditional bracing, and hide glue.

Classic Construction: The Masterbilt MM-40L Mandolin is an F-style mandolin, a design that first came to prominence in the early '20s and quickly became a standard known for its incredible volume, punch, and tonal range. The MM-40L features a solid spruce top that will "open up" with age and playing time, which will enhance the tone of the instrument even more.

The body is made from solid maple and the hard maple neck features a rosewood fingerboard that extends just over the oval sound hole. The neck has "Dot" inlays, 26 frets, and a bone nut.  The headstock has a '30s-era Masterbilt design with the first generation "Epiphone" logo and Grover 4-in-line tuners with pearloid buttons. The floating Rosewood bridge can be easily adjusted and the traditional clamshell tailpiece has a '30s-era scroll design. The MM-40L is finished in Aged Gloss Vintage Sunburst with single layer tortoise-style binding on the body top, around the traditional f-style body scroll, and the classic Epiphone headstock. Case not included.

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Great entry level value


A lot of mandolin for the money. The oval hole body has a little, more pleasant deeper tone.



Good value


Very nice looking. Set up not included. After setting the mandolin up, I realized the nut was way too high. I ordered a set of nut files and got the action lowered. The stock strings are not of good quality as both "e" strings could not hold the tension that is needed. The strings did not break, but slipped on the loop end. After playing the mandolin for days, the sound is starting to open up.



good mandolin


#sweepstakes Good mandolin. Does mandolin things



Highly recommend


Great mandolin! Bought it to upgrade from a cheap mandolin and have not been disappointed. Tone is great and it holds tune well. Nice finish.





Such a great sound!



A good ,solid mandolin.


Love the looks and tone that comes from this mandolin. My only concern is that it loses its tuning more often than my cheaper mandolin that does not have solid wood.



Proud to recommend this mandolin. And proud to play it.


Love this mandolin. Has the sound and chop of a much more expensive instrument. As far as less expensive brands go Epiphone rocks.



Masterbilt MM-40L "F"-Style Mandolin

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Body Size/Shape F-Style
Body Wood Solid Maple
Top Solid Spruce
Bracing Traditonal Bracing with Hide Glue
Top/Body Finish Aged Gloss Vintage Sunburst
Neck Wood Hard Maple
Neck Finish Aged Gloss Vintage Sunburst
Scale Length 13.86"
Fingerboard Rosewood
Number Of Frets 26
Nut Width 1.14"
Bridge Type Rosewood Floating Adjustable
Nut & Saddle Bone Nut
Tuning Machines Grover® 4-in-line with Pearloid Buttons
Electronics None
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Masterbilt®
Model Masterbilt® MM-40L
Warranty Info:

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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