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Old 01-20-2019, 05:41 PM
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Default New Acoustic guitar day!

Actually last week, I received an order from Sweetwater based on a very favorable review I read in VG magazine, as well as numerous reviews online. It is a new Epiphone Masterbuilt De Luxe Classic. I am happy to say I like it very much! Could not figure out how to attach a photo to this post however.
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:53 PM
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Welcome & Congrats on your new guitar, not knowing how long you've played, make sure you get it *properly* set up, it will make a big difference in your playing comfort level.
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Great looking guitar.
I googled the model for these pics.

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Old 01-20-2019, 06:39 PM
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Great looking guitar.
I googled the model for these pics.

The stock photo does it justice. its the one horizontal in the top of your photos, vintage sunburst, with F holes.
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Welcome & Congrats on your new guitar, not knowing how long you've played, make sure you get it *properly* set up, it will make a big difference in your playing comfort level.
Herman, the guitar was setup by Epiphone prior to shipping to Sweetwater, however Sweetwater also does a 55 point inspection and makes certain it plays easy before they ship it to the customer. I am pleased to say the setup is absolutely perfect! Unlike my Martin and my Gibson which BOTH had to be taken to my guitar tech for a good setup. Thanks!
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:51 PM
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Looks really nice.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:55 PM
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sweet looking guitar, i've been interested in getting my hands on a floating brigde something or other for a while, i didn't know these existed, definitely going to check these out.

I assume laminate back/sides(as some high end arch tops have also)?
Is the top/back arched, or is this more a flat top model?

Whats your review of the tone, sustain or not, projection?

thank you for posting, beautiful instrument
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:21 PM
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Oh that is absolutely lovely! I really want an acoustic archtop and I must look into one of those. Congrats and HNGD!
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:49 PM
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Nice one. Maybe try some semi wound, or flat wound, or nickel strings during your first few months?
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:16 AM
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sweet looking guitar, i've been interested in getting my hands on a floating brigde something or other for a while, i didn't know these existed, definitely going to check these out.

I assume laminate back/sides(as some high end arch tops have also)?
Is the top/back arched, or is this more a flat top model?

Whats your review of the tone, sustain or not, projection?

thank you for posting, beautiful instrument
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Unplugged, the tone is crisp, midrangy, the bass is a bit understated but you would expect that. It is definitely louder than I expected it to be without the center hole. Sustain is great. It has a very sweet sound. I plugged it in once to make sure the electronics worked properly, and they do indeed. That pickup sounds wonderful, and doesn't shade the guitar tone at all.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:18 AM
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Oh that is absolutely lovely! I really want an acoustic archtop and I must look into one of those. Congrats and HNGD!
Thank you bluesfreak. Sweetwater had this for $649 and with the fabulous case (not kidding, this is the nicest case I have ever owned) vintage style, it was $798. 36 months 0 interest, I can have this paid off much sooner, or just ride it out. I love Sweetwater they are sooo thorough and customer centric. I say go for it. The natural finish looks amazing too! Should have bought one of each!
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:19 AM
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Nice one. Maybe try some semi wound, or flat wound, or nickel strings during your first few months?
Tippy, I will definitely experiment with flat wounds once I get to my first string change. It was shipped with Cleartones, 12-53
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