The new Epiphone Masterbilt Century series brings back vintage designs from the 1920s & 30s, updated with modern features. This Epiphone Zenith model in Vintage Natural is a 21st Century Archtop with eSonic HD preamp & traditional “round” sound hole.
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A History of Archtop Excellence Since 1931 Reinvented for the 21st Century
The Masterbilt Zenith Acoustic/Electric Guitar is a medium-sized archtop with an arched Solid Spruce top with traditional Longitudinal Bracing, a laminated Flame Maple body, and a round sound hole. Inside the sound hole is a 1930s era replica Epiphone label. The Zenith is available in traditional Vintage Natural and Vintage Sunburst aged gloss finishes, each with unique color tones inspired by Epiphone’s priceless vintage collection in Nashville, Tennessee. The tortoise style pickguard comes unattached. Pickguard hardware comes included.
Epiphone’s first Masterbilt archtops quickly rose to popularity during the 1930s “Big Band” era and were renowned for their warm woody tone, wide tonal range and punchy volume. However, with the invention of the electric guitar pickup, archtop acoustic guitars quickly became equipped with magnetic amplification and were for the most part, forever transformed into “electric” guitars. Until now… Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining our original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the new Masterbilt Century Collection. The first collection of archtop “acoustic/electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments. Just play one and you will immediately feel and hear the difference between today’s common “flat top” acoustic guitar and the unique voice of a Masterbilt Century.
Plug one in and prepare to be amazed! Really. You have to hear it to believe it. Now with the eSonic HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century archtop acoustic/electric into an amp or any PA and hear your guitar’s beautiful and dynamic true acoustic tone on any size stage. For flattop guitarists who have only played old plywood archtops, the sound of a Masterbilt Century guitars will be a revelation. Get ready for a totally new acoustic guitar experience!
- Historic Epiphone Archtop Design with Round Sound Hole
- Solid Spruce Top with Longitudinal Bracing
- True Acoustic Sound with Sonic HD Preamp/NanoFlex HD pickup
- Ebony Fretboard
- Historic Tuners and Headstock Inlay Design
- Finish Aged Gloss
- Hardware Aged Nickel
- Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing
- Body Laminated Flame Maple
- Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 16"
- Upper Bout = 11.6"
- Waist = 9.4"
- Body Length = 20.125"
- Neck 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany
- Neck Profile Rounded "C" shape
- Preamp eSonic™ HD (High Definition)
- Controls Master Volume & Master EQ
- Pickup Shadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle
- Power 9 Volt Battery
- Output Jack 1/4"
- Truss Rod Dual-Action
- Truss Rod Cover Black PVC "Bullet"; 1-layer
- Neck Joint
- Dovetail; Glued-InFingerboard Ebony
- F’Brd Inlay Pearloid "Falling Snowflakes"
- Headstock Historic Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid "Banner" logos
- Tuners Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio
- Frets 20; Medium
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.69" (43mm)
- Scale Length 25.5"
- Strings Cleartone®; 12-53
- Bridge Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid
- Saddle Compensated; Artificial Bone
- Tailpiece Historic Epiphone Trapeze
- Binding Body Top - 3-Layer
- Body Back – 3-Layer
- Fingerboard – 1-Layer
- Headstock - None
- Sound Hole - 2-Layer
- Pickguard Imitation Tortoise
- Strap Buttons Yes
- Serial Number 1930's Era Replica Soundhole Label
- Optional Century Collection De Luxe Hard Case
|Body Size||Full Size|
|Scale Length||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Nut Width||1.69" (43mm)|
|Neck Wood||hard maple/mahogany|
|Pickup Config||1x shadow nanoflex™ hd; under-saddle|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||laminated flame maple|
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