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New Masterbilt - DR-400MCE

#1 User is offline   mz-s 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:21 PM

Looks really nice! $400 for an all solid wood Dreadnaught Masterbilt. Looks like a Richlite fingerboard and bridge - I have no idea what Torrefied composite "Blackwood" is but the composite in there makes me think man-made (not a bad thing). Rosewood fingerboards and bridges will likely become a thing of the past for the Asian guitars at these prices with CITES.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:20 PM

Congrats on obtaining the guitar and at a great price value, too!

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:48 AM

View Postmz-s, on 16 July 2017 - 06:21 PM, said:

Looks really nice! $400 for an all solid wood Dreadnaught Masterbilt. Looks like a Richlite fingerboard and bridge....


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#4 User is offline   mz-s 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:03 AM

Sorry for not being clear. I haven't bought this one yet, it's not available yet until September, just announced. I was just bringing it up in the forum since it was just announced and looks interesting.

I am definitely planning on giving one a try when they come out.
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:07 AM

WHEN, is Epiphone going to make a Masterbilt 12-String???! [cursing] [biggrin]


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:23 AM

And the difference between this and the DR-500MCE is......?

Bob
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:26 PM

View PostBob Isaac, on 19 July 2017 - 11:23 AM, said:

And the difference between this and the DR-500MCE is......?

Bob


On the surface seems like the 400 has a newer pickup system (no more barn door), a different fingerboard/bridge (likely something similar to richlite) and is about $250 cheaper. Not sure what else, if anything, is different.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:42 PM

With all the holes in the Masterbilt line, this is what they came up with? Really?! No 000/OM, no L-00, no AJ/slope shouldered dread (without the cutaway), no dread without cutaway, no southern jumbo. Gibson/Epiphone is not investing much in this line. No wonder Eastman, Blueridge, Recording King, ETC are eating their lunch.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:33 PM

View PostNyghthawk, on 19 July 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

With all the holes in the Masterbilt line, this is what they came up with? Really?! No 000/OM, no L-00, no AJ/slope shouldered dread (without the cutaway), no dread without cutaway, no southern jumbo. Gibson/Epiphone is not investing much in this line. No wonder Eastman, Blueridge, Recording King, ETC are eating their lunch.


So true.

Bob
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