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Epiphone Unveils Masterbilt Century Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar

Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic-Electric Bass

Epiphone has added a four-string to their Masterbilt Century series called the Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar. It carries all the features of the Century line including a solid spruce top with traditional longitudinal bracing, an ebony fretboard, and five-piece maple/mahogany neck.

Available in Vintage Sunburst and Vintage Natural finishes, the bass is fitted with a Shadow NanoFlex HD pickup matched with an eSonic preamp. It has volume and tone controls mounted in the body just inside the lower f-hole. Epiphone finishes it off with vintage-style hardware including marboloid “Crown” tuners, a floating bridge, and a traditional Epiphone Trapeze tailpiece.

The Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Classic Acoustic/Electric Bass will be available in October with a street price of $999.

Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Classic 4-String Acoustic/Electric Bass Guitar Specs:

Finish Aged Gloss
Top: Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
Body Material: Laminated Flame Maple
Neck Material: 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany
Neck Shape: Rounded “C” shape
Neck Joint: Dovetail; Glued-In
Scale Length: 30.5″
Headstock: Historic Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid “Banner” logos
Headstock Inlay: “Epiphone” logo in pearloid
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Frets: 20 Medium
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid “Notched Diamond”
Binding Body Top: 3 layer
Body Back: 3 layer
Fingerboard: 1-layer
Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65″ (42mm)
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise (Installed)
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Machine Heads: Epiphone Historic Reissue Tuners with Marboloid “Crown” buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio from vintage models
Preamp: eSonic HD (High Definition)
Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex HD; Under-saddle
Power: 9 Volt Battery
Controls: Master Volume, Master EQ
Bridge: Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid
Tailpiece: Epiphone Inspired By Bass Trapeze
Saddle: Compensated; Artificial Bone

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