Epiphone DR-500MCE Masterbilt Electro Acoustic, Vintage Sunburst

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Product Ref: 58899

  • Shadow NanoMag and NanoFlex Pickups
  • eSonic-2 Stereo Preamp with Built-In Tuner
  • Vintage Sunburst Finish Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Solid Mahogany Body and Sides
  • 20 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard

Epiphone DR-500MCE Masterbilt Electro Acoustic, Vintage Sunburst

The Epiphone DR-500MCE Masterbilt Electro Acoustic Guitar combines traditional construction methods and historic features with premium all solid tone woods. This new "vintage" instrument delivers rich lows, shimmering highs and a balanced mid-range. First released in June 1931, the original Epiphone Masterbilts made a big impression on musicians from all styles of music and the new Masterbilts have done the same. While the DR-500MCE sounds great "unplugged," it really comes alive when plugged in thanks to the new eSonic2™ preamp system. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the new eSonic2 preamp features a built-in, easy to use tuner.

Product Ref: 58899

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Quality Tonewoods

The Epiphone DR-500MCE Masterbilt Electro Acoustic Guitar features a vintage sunburst finish solid Sitka Spruce top, which gets better with age and playing time! Adding to the guitars legendary tone are the solid Mahogany back and sides. The DR-500MCE also features hand-scalloped Sitka Spruce braces, Mahogany kerfing and a Rosewood bridge and bone saddle. The 25.5" scale Mahogany neck joins the body at the 14th fret and is adorned with carefully cut "split-diamond" pearl fretboard inlays.

Pickups and Hardware

The NanoFlex™ pickup positioned under the bone saddle is a low-impedance pickup that not only picks up string vibrations but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone. Complimenting the NanoFlex is the revolutionary NanoMag™ pickup mounted at the end of the fingerboard. Exclusively from Shadow, the NanoMag features 3 Samarian-Cobalt magnets and an integrated active circuit to capture all the highs and lows, including a wide range of harmonics. Other features included quality vintage-style Grover® Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio machine heads, a bone nut and saddle, imitation tortoise pickguard, nickel hardware, and a bound body, neck and headstock.


  • Solid Sitka Spruce top
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • eSonic2™ preamp
  • Grover® Sta-Tite™ machine heads


  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body: Solid mahogany
  • Side: Solid mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany; 1-piece plus heel
  • Neck Shape Options: SlimTaper™ "D" profile
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dove-Tail with hide glue
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Split-Diamond Inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 14"
  • Frets: 20; medium

Electronics & Hardware

  • Neck Pickup: Shadow NanoMag™
  • Bridge Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex™
  • Electronics: eSonic-2™ Stereo Preamp
  • Controls: eSonic2™ preamp with built-in tuner, stereo output, Master Volume Pot, NanoMag™ EQ Pot, NanoFlex™ EQ Pot, Phase "Anti-Feedback" Switch, Electronic Tuner Activation w/Output Mute Switch Binding: Body: 6-ply; Neck:1-ply, Headstock: 3-ply
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover® Sta-Tite™ 18:1 ratio