Epiphone Masterbilt Olympic Century Archtop Hollow-Body Violin Burst

Semiacoustic Guitars | Product code: ETOLVBNH1 | ID: 249521

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Epiphone Masterbilt Olympic Century Archtop Hollow-Body Violin Burst

Epiphone’s first Masterbilt archtops quickly rose to popularity during the 1930s “Big Band” era and were renowned for their warm woody tone, wide tonal range and punchy volume. However, with the invention of the electric guitar pickup, archtop acoustic guitars quickly became equipped with magnetic amplification and were for the most part, forever transformed into “electric” guitars. Until now… Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining our original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the new Masterbilt Century Collection™. The first collection of archtop “acoustic/electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments. Just play one and you will immediately feel and hear the difference between today’s common “flat top” acoustic guitar and the unique voice of a Masterbilt Century. Plug one in and prepare to be amazed! Really. You have to hear it to believe it. Now with the eSonic™ HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century archtop acoustic/electric into an amp or any PA and hear your guitar’s beautiful and dynamic true acoustic tone on any size stage. For flattop guitarists who have only played old plywood archtops, the sound of a Masterbilt Century guitars will be a revelation. Get ready for a totally new acoustic guitar experience!

Parameters and specifications

Colour

Sunburst

Original Colour

Violin Burst

Body

Mahogany

Top material

Solid Spruce

Neck

Mahogany

Fretboard

Rosewood

Frets

20

Pickups

Piezo

Scale

648 mm

Bridge/Tremolo

Ebonoid

Number of Strings

6

Shape

Semiacoustic

Made in

China

Hand

Right Hand

Finish

Polished

Nut Width

43 mm

Controls

Volume, Tone

Preamp Electronics

Shadow eSonic HD

Tuning Machines

Historic Epiphone Reissue

Hardware Material

Nickel

Type

Archtop

Specs
Finish Aged Gloss
Hardware Aged Nickel
Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
Body Laminated Mahogany
Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 14.62''
Upper Bout = 10.6''
Waist = 8.69''
Body Length = 19.2''
Neck 5-pc Laminated; Mahogany
Neck Profile Rounded ''C'' shape
Weight 5.00 lbs
Preamp eSonic™ HD (High Definition)
Controls Master Volume & Master EQ
Pickup Shadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle
Power 9 Volt Battery
Output Jack 1/4''
Truss Rod Dual-Action
Truss Rod Cover Black PVC ''Bullet''; 1-layer
Neck Joint    
Dovetail; Glued-In
Fingerboard    
Inlay Pearloid ''Dots''
Headstock Historic Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid ''Banner'' logos
Tuners Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid ''Crown'' buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio
Frets 20; Medium
Nut    Bone
Nut Width 1.69'' (43mm)
Scale Length 25.5''
Strings Cleartone®; 12-53
Bridge Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid
Saddle Compensated; Artificial Bone
Tailpiece Historic Epiphone Trapeze
Binding Body Top - 3-Layer
Body Back – 3-Layer
Fingerboard – 1-Layer
Headstock - None
''f'' Hole - none
Pickguard Imitation Tortoise
Strap Buttons Yes 

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