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JustinJ
11-17-2016, 03:49 AM
Has anyone played one of the Epiphone Masterbilt Archtops?



http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/epiphone-masterbilt-century-collection-olympic-archtop-acoustic-electric-guitar/j39336000002000?pdpSearchTerm=masterbilt


They have three versions. It's definitely a different sound than a dreadnought.


Here a video with acoustic blues unplugged

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58iPHYRmlR8


Video of one plugged in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei2N1saFpfk

Teek
11-21-2016, 08:56 AM
Sweet vids! Both videos demonstrate the clipped quality of archtop tone, I like it. Plugged in sounds awesome! I've liked every Epiphone I've had my hands on.

Never played one. The size seems big for me but I adore the looks of archtops. My grandfather was a band and orchestra leader and had a quality archtop that I never even got to see or hear him play. An uncle has it now on display half the country away.

hammer40
01-01-2017, 12:51 AM
Sure makes me wish I could play guitar. Love the bluesy, jazzy tone. Well done Epiphone.