Epiphone Masterbilt J-45 EC Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
Solid mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Fishman Sonitone electronics Natural sounding and loud; great live projection
Laurel fingerboard Chocolate hue; similar feel and tone to rosewood
Body Shape: Sloped Shouldered Dreadnought Cutaway
Material: Solid Mahogany
Back & Sides: Solid Mahogany
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Binding: Top - 4-ply Ivory and Black; Back - 1-ply Ivory
Neck: Mahogany Prole Rounded C
Nut Width: 1.693" / 43mm
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Scale Length: 24.724" / 628mm
Number of Frets: 20
Nut: Bone
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots
Bridge: Reverse Belly, Indian Laurel
Tuners: 3 on a plate: Ivory buttons, press in bushings
Plating: Nickel
Under Saddle pickup: Fishman Sonicore
Controls: Fishman Sonitone Soundhole Volume and Tone controls
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Aged Vintage Sunburst Gloss
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IGMTJ45CAVSNH1
Blemished, Aged Vintage Sunburst Gloss
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IGMTJ45CAVSNH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(1 ratings)
Submitted January 14, 2021 by Greg H in Saint Helens, OR
"Wow factor for $699."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I've been playing Epiphone guitars for over 35 years and they just keep getting better and better. I had an AJ-45ME Masterbilt (that I loved but had to sell a few years ago) and I can honestly say that this 'Inspired By Gibson' J45 is a better guitar. The Fishman Presys II electronics are a major upgrade. You can do some delicate dialing in of bass and treble and the phase button really works to improve bass response at lower volume and it suppresses feedback at higher volumes. The overall sound of this guitar is incredible, my nephew who has a $1500 Taylor (that isn't all solid wood at that price) was a little miffed that my guitar sounds every bit as good as his and honestly I think better. Does this guitar sound better than a Gibson or Martin at triple the price? No, but it does sound every bit as good as the ones that are double it's price. The fretboard is silky smooth and so easy to play up the neck, I sometimes play at the 15th fret with no problems and the sound is still great. If you need an A/E that you need to plug in and play live with, then don't be afraid to pick one up, you will turn some heads. Plus it has the new Gibson like headstock, which helps makes this guitar look so sweet!
Musical Background:
Guitar teacher and semi-pro player (when I was younger).
Musical Style:
Classic rock, blues, old school country.
Did you find this review helpful?
Thanks for your opinion!
Shipping to