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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-400MCE Electro Acoustic Guitar. Natural Finish
Epiphone’s most affordable solid-body acoustic guitar plus eSonic™ HD preamp system
The Masterbilt DR-400MCE Acoustic/Electric Guitar is Epiphone’s most affordable solid body acoustic guitar ever made with the legendary build quality that Masterbilts are world famous for. Featuring a Solid Sitka Spruce Top, cutaway for easy access, Mahogany body and neck, bone nut, and the superb eSonic™ HD preamp system and NanoFlex-HD pickup for true acoustic sound when plugged in.
Solid Sitka Spruce Top:
Like all Masterbilts, the DR-400MCE features a solid wood top made from Solid Sitka Spruce and available in Natural Satin or Faded Cherry Sunburst Satin finishes. The DR-400MCE has a smooth cutaway for easy upper fret access and both the body and headstock black and white binding. The body and neck are made from solid Mahogany and have a natural satin finish. The Mahogany neck has an easy-to-play 1960's SlimTaper™ profile and is glued to the body with a Dovetail joint. The Torrefied Composite "Blackwood” fingerboard has a 25.5” scale length, bone nut, 20 medium jumbo frets, and a 14” radius along with elegant pearloid “dot” inlays. The headstock has the classic Masterbilt asymmetrical profile with a pearloid 30s era Masterbilt logo and vintage "Stickpin" inlay. The cover for the two-way adjustable truss rod has “Masterbilt” in white. The body has an imitation tortoise pickguard, a Torrefied Composite "Blackwood” bridge, and a compensated bone saddle
eSonic™ HD preamp system:
The Masterbilt DR-400MCE is powered by the superb eSonic™ HD preamp system and NanoFlex-HD pickup located under the saddle. The eSonic preamp system is recognized as one of the best in the world for amplifying the true acoustic tone of your guitar on any stage without the harshness most acoustic guitar pickups are known for. Designed by Shadow Germany, the eSonic HD preamp’s sensitive controls are mounted in the soundhole for fast access and include Master Volume and Master EQ with center detent. The NanoFlex-HD pick up is powered by a long lasting 9-volt battery. The battery compartment is located next to the nickel ¼” output jack for easy changing.
All of Epiphone’s Masterbilt acoustic guitars come with solid and reliable hardware. The DR-400MCE include Epiphone Vintage Premium Open-Back machine heads with a pro 18:1 tuning ratio plus a nickel ¼” output jack and nickel strap buttons. The DR-400MCE is set up at the factory with Cleartone® 12-53 acoustic guitar strings. An Epiphone hard case is also available.
All Epiphone instruments are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson Brands 24/7/365 customer service available to Epiphone owners anywhere in the world, anytime.
Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™
Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail
Scale Length: 25.5"
Headstock: Asymmetrical "Masterbilt" shape with pearloid "Epiphone" logo and Masterbilt "Stickpin" inlay
Frets: 20 Medium
Truss Rod: 2-way, adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: 2 ply (B/W); "Masterbilt" in White
Fingerboard Material: FSC® Certified Blackwood™ Tek;
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid "DOT" inlays
Body Top: 4-Layer (Black/Ivory/Black/Ivory)
Body Back: 2-Layer (Black/Ivory)
Headstock: 2-Layer (Black/Ivory)
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Pickguard: Imitation Tortoise
Machine Heads: Epiphone Vintage Premium; Open-Back; 18:1 Ratio
Electronics: eSonic-HD preamp with NanoFlex-HD pickup under the saddle
Controls: Master Volume Master EQ with detent Sound Hole Mounted
Saddle: Compensated; Bone
Bridge: Torrefied Composite "Blackwood"; FSC® Certified
Output Jack: 1/4" with 9-volt battery compartment
Color: Natural Satin (NAS)
Strings: Cleartone® 12-53
Body Dimensions: Lower Bout: 16"
Upper Bout: 11.5"
Lower Depth: 4.875"
Upper Depth: 4"
Warranty Epiphone Limited Lifetime
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