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Hey Epiphone...how about a couple (or ONE, at least) Masterbilt 12-string Acoustics?? Is this too much, to ask???

#1 User is offline   charlie brown 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:11 AM

We need a Masterbilt 12-string...maybe even a couple (Concert 000 or OM style, and Dreadnought)?
Haven't seen even a glimmer (so far) of one, and the Masterbilt's have been around for awhile, now!

What's up, with that??! [unsure] [crying]


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

yep.. he's right... you tell 'em Charlie!
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

Although not classed as a Masterbilt this came out in 2009 and was all solid wood and MIC:


http://www.epiphone....rbison-Sig.aspx

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:50 AM

View PostBob Isaac, on 19 July 2017 - 11:26 AM, said:

Although not classed as a Masterbilt this came out in 2009 and was all solid wood and MIC:


http://www.epiphone....rbison-Sig.aspx

Bob


That was very limited production, and hasn't been available (save for "used") in years!

Masterbilt needs to have at least ONE 12-string in it's Current Line...don't you think???! [thumbup] [biggrin]


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:14 PM

And maybe a L-00? An AJ long scale? A Southern Jumbo? Epiphone doesn't care much about this line obviously. Sad too.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:37 AM

Not sure how well a Epi Masterbilt 12 string would sell. Twelve string players are pretty divided into the Guild/Taylor camps at this point. Doesn't mean they can't try and it would be interesting.
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Posted 06 August 2017 - 04:19 PM

View PostDennisB643, on 06 August 2017 - 07:37 AM, said:

Not sure how well a Epi Masterbilt 12 string would sell. Twelve string players are pretty divided into the Guild/Taylor camps at this point...

I'd tend to agree. Unless you're Leo Kottke or Roger McQuinn, a 12 string (either elec or acoustic, and I own both) is going to get less time than it's 6 string counterpart, no? That said, I have a Gretsch elec 12 string and an Epi DR212 acoustic 12 string. Both get limited use, but serve their purpose. I also have a Masterbilt AJ500M. Would I pay the difference in what a M'bilt vs DR212 would cost, given the expected usage. Probably not. But that's just me and as always, YMMV. [laugh]
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:39 PM

I hadn't thought of it before , but that is a great idea. It is odd that they don't have a single 12string acoustic at the moment in their lineup.
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 06:28 AM

I would be more interested in a new version of one or two of the Recording models. Cool guitars from Epiphones past catalog.
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