Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE Acoustic / Electric Guitar

Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE Acoustic / Electric Guitar

Item condition:
Refurbished

Retail Price : $699.00

Your Price : $439.00

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The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE Acoustic-Electric Guitar boasts expert luthiery to rival Epiphone’s classic 1930s guitars. You can see it in the precision back, fretboard, and multi-ply top and headstock binding. A light guitar with great volume, projection, and natural warmth made crisp and punchy by solid rosewood back and sides. The eSonic2 preamp system amplifies that great tone with surprising fidelity. Nickel hardware, stickpin inlay, and offset notch headstock add visual elegance.

The eSonic2 preamp

The eSonic2 preamp with built-in tuner features studio quality fidelity, premiere dynamics, and greatly increased harmonic content, resulting in uncompromising acoustic guitar realism. The preamp is equipped with a very accurate chromatic tuner. When the tuner button is activated, the tuner, there will be no output signal from the guitar. The tuner button can also be used as a mute function. By activating the tuner, you can avoid the loud pops when plugging in.

NanoFlex pickup

The term “Nanoflex” refers to its ultra thin (nano-like) profile and its flexibility that allows it to conform to any surface shape. This assures complete guitar-to-pickup-to-saddle contact. Unlike other under-saddle pickups, the Nanoflex design utilizes 7 highly-sensitive and ultra-responsive layers of sensor material to not only sense the vibrations of the strings but the vibrations of the guitar body as well. The Nanoflex is the first pickup to incorporate active amplification directly at the pickup. As a result, the signal does not pass through even a single millimeter of the wire and therefore, the signal quality is uncompromised.

Nanomag Pickup

Ordinary magnetic pickups have been used successfully to amplify electric guitars for years but when used to amplify acoustic guitars, they fail to deliver desirable acoustic response. That’s because magnetic pickups have a very narrow bandwidth with an over-emphasis on mid-range frequencies. The Nanomag, referring to its small size and its composition, is a different kind of magnetic pickup that combines 3 Samarium—Cobalt magnets with on-board, active electronics to produce a low-impedance pickup with absolute linear response and an uncharacteristically wide frequency range.

Features

  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid rosewood back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Mahogany neck
  • Gold tuners
  • eSonic2 stereo preamp with built-in tuner and NanoFlex/NanoMag pickup combination
  • Multi-ply binding on top and headstock
  • Full body and fretboard binding

This guitar is lightly stamped “used” on the back of the headstock, and a new serial number applied to prevent the guitar from being sold as new factory stock. That being said, this guitar is about as close to new as ‘used’ can get! There have been no repairs, and everything works, plays, and sounds as it should. I can find no blemishes other than some light playing wear on the pickguard and body. This guitar is in fantastic condition, and plays beautifully! You WON’T be disappointed!

Guitar retails for $699.00

Free shipping in continental US. All other locations will be charged $125 shipping unless a shipping quote is obtained by contacting us before purchasing.

Appropriate sales tax will be added for buyers in Iowa.

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Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE Acoustic / Electric Guitar was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by Matt