The Epiphone Masterbilt EF500RA is a medium priced acoustic guitar that has great tone, quality manufacturing and a vintage look that pre-dates
the 1960’s.Due to a slightly wider neck than other guitars of this kind the EF-500RA is ideal for finger-style players and those that have fingers on the larger side.
Epiphone’s Masterbilt series is an effort by Epiphone to make guitars that stand up to the company’s proud guitar manufacturing tradition before the company was merged with Gibson in 1957. All Masterbilt guitars are designed at Gibson headquarters in Nashville by Gibson/Epiphone acoustic engineers and handcrafted in China under Epiphone’s direct supervision and quality control. The Masterbilt series is characterized by a high level of sound and playability due the combination of top-of-the-line US design and outstanding Chinese craftmanship.
The Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RA Acoustic Guitar has a warm tone due to the guitars all solid woods, including premium solid rosewood back and sides and a solid premium Sitka spruce top. The Epiphone EF-500RA features a V-shape mahogany neck and including a wide 1-3/4″ rosewood fretboard for easy finger-style playing. The EF-500RA features Abalone inlays on rosette and on body, neck, and head binding. The inclusion of gold hardware enhances the stylish look of the EF-500RA.
The Epiphone EF-500RA features fretwork that is smooth and even and a good action the length of the fretboard that give this guitar high playability. This means that the Epiphone EF500RA has a nice consistent sound right up and down the neck. The use of Mahogany for the back and sides, gives the EF-500RA a warm tone with pronounced midrange and high end. The sound of this guitar should also keep getting better with age due to the solid woods.
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