Arm Yourself with an Acoustic Cannon!
The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME might just be one of the loudest acoustic-electric guitars we've ever had here at Sweetwater, thanks to its Advanced Jumbo body. Built from mahogany and topped with solid Sitka spruce, this acoustic cannon provides you with a meaty, organic tone, framed by a vibrant quality that stands up well to forceful playing. It's pure magic when you dig into the Masterbilt AJ-45ME's fingerboard - its midrange frequencies produce amazing overtones that stack up and bloom, injecting some serious muscle into your playing. On top of that, onboard Shadow electronics make the Masterbilt AJ-45ME a phenomenal onstage companion. Braced with hand-scalloped Sitka spruce and set off by mahogany kerfing, the Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME is an exceptional acoustic-electric guitar!
Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
- The Advanced Jumbo produces deep resonance and amazing projection
- Stealth electronics give you uber-natural tone
- Masterbuilt Epiphones: a grand lineage
First produced by Gibson in 1936, the Advanced Jumbo acoustic guitar was quickly replaced by the J-200 Super Jumbo after only 300 instruments were produced. Favored by bluegrass players in the 1930s, Advanced Jumbo guitars were highly-regarded. Some modern collectors have dubbed these guitars "the best flat-top in Gibson's entire history." Currently prized by collectors and musicians, original Advanced Jumbo guitars sell for exorbitant sums of money on the used market. Now, thanks to Epiphone, you can grab one of these revered instruments for yourself!Stealth electronics give you uber-natural tone
The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME acoustic-electric guitar gives no clues to detract from its considerable vintage charms. The output jack is even incorporated into the endpin! But lurking just under the soundhole is a state-of-the-art preamp that gives you easy access for control over your volume, as well high- and low-frequency EQ. You also get a phase switch that instantly cuts feedback without affecting tone - very handy! The Nanoflex pickup senses both the vibrations of the strings and soundboard - for a truly acoustic amplified sound that combines accurate body and string tone with percussive attack. Sort of like having a microphone mixed with a pickup - it's the best of both worlds!Masterbuilt Epiphones: a grand lineage
The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME acoustic-electric guitar stems from a renowned lineage. Since their first release in June of 1931, Masterbuilt Epiphone acoustics have been coveted by guitarists of all genres for their easy playability and exceptional tone. The company stated in the original Epiphone Masterbilt catalog: "The possessor of an Epiphone instrument has the assurance that every possible precaution has been taken to build instruments by lifetime performance and pleasure." This promise is restated today on the Epiphone website, and is backed up by their Limited Lifetime Warranty.Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
- Advanced Jumbo-sized body delivers deep, powerful projection
- Mahogany and Sitka spruce tonewoods provide a meaty, vibrant tone
- SlimTaper D neck provides comfortable playability
- Shadow electronics deliver excellent amplified performance
- Rosewood bridge and bone saddle provide enhanced sustain
- Hand-scalloped Sitka spruce bracing and mahogany kerfing for increased resonance
- Grover Sta-Tite tuners keep you in tune