Masterbilt 2015 AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric: The historic Advanced Jumbo joins the Epiphone Masterbilt Family!
Epiphone continues its historic Masterbilt series with the new Epiphone Masterbilt 2015 AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric. The legendary J-45 round shoulder dreadnought has been the driving power behind decades of classics in every genre--rock, pop, and country. From Hank Williams to John Lennon the J-45 has been the go-to guitar for songwriters and rhythm guitarists. Epiphones first Ltd. Ed. reissue of the "The Workhorse" J-45 earned it a Mark of Excellence Award from Guitar One magazine and now the new Masterbilt 2015 AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric.
Shadow Sonic Preamp and NanoFlex Pickups: Plug in with a Revolutionary Acoustic Sound!
While the 2015 AJ-45ME sounds great "unplugged," it really comes alive when plugged-in, thanks to Shadow's state-of-the-art Sonic preamp system with the revolutionary under-saddle NanoFlex low-impedance pickup.
Discretely mounted inside the sound hole, the Sonic preamp features an easy-access volume control with Treble and Bass EQ controls. There's also a "phase" switch that instantly cuts feedback without affecting tone. The NanoFlex pickup is the only pickup that senses both the vibrations of the strings and the movements of the soundboard simultaneously. So, the sound is truly "acoustic," combining accurate body and string tone with percussive attack.
Masterbilt AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric (Core)
• Solid Spruce top
• Solid Mahogany back
*( Mahogany neck w/60s SlimTaper profile
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Bone nut
• Vintage style tuners w/18:1 ratio
• Nickel hardware
• Shadow Sonic system w/NanoFlex pickup
• Satin vintage sunburst finish
Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Material: Solid Mahogany
Side Material: Solid Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany; 1-piece plus heel
Neck Shape: SlimTaper; D profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In; Dove-Tail with hide glue
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with Pearloid Dot inlays
Bridge Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex ; Under Saddle
Electronics: Shadow Sonic Soundhole
Controls: Master Volume
Phase "Anti-feedback" Switch
Power: Two #2032 Lithium Batteries (3V)
Body Binding: 5 ply
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Frets: 20; medium
Saddle Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.69"
Nut Masterial: Bone
Machine Heads: Grover Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio