Pre-Owned Epiphone Excellente

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Epiphone Masterbilt Excellente

Perhaps the rarest Epiphone model ever made, only 139 Excellente acoustic guitars were produced between 1963-70. The beautifully ornate, top-of-the-line Excellente was made famous by country music legend Loretta Lynn, and now it returns as part of the new Masterbilt™ Collection. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, solid ovangkol back and sides, an ebony fingerboard with historic pearl cloud inlays, bone nut and saddle, and gold vintage-style Waffleback tuners. Powered by the Fishman® Sonitone™ onboard preamp system, it's ready for the studio or stage. 

This guitar is in very good condition and has undergone a full setup and inspection from our in-house luthier. The neck is nice and straight, fits comfortably in the hand and exhibits only light fretwear. Cosmetically, there are some imperfections to the finish such as some small dings and scuffing to the back of the body and the binging near the neck heel, gentle playwear to the back of the body near the bass side lower bout, playwear to the side of the body, light delamination to the end graft (lower strap button), a scratch in the finish next to the soundhole/rosette, light imperfection where the fingerboard meets the soundhole, and some wear to the face of the headstock, all of which can be seen in photos. 

Body

Body Shape - Excellente
Body Material - Solid Ovangkol
Top - Solid Sitka Spruce
Back - Solid Ovangkol
Side - Solid Ovangkol
Binding - Ivory and Black 6-ply (top) and 4-ply (back)
Finish - Aged Gloss


Neck

Material - Maple with 5 piece Walnut and Maple center stripe
Profile - C Profile
Scale Length - 25.315"
Fingerboard Material - Ebony
Fingerboard Radius - 12.01"
Number Of Frets - 20
Frets - Medium Jumbo
Nut Material - Bone
Nut Width - 1.693"
Inlays - Excellente Clouds, 15th fret Block
Joint - Tapered Dovetail


Hardware

Finish - Gold
Tuner Plating - Gold
Bridge - Ebony; Excellente shape with pearl dot inlays
Saddle Material - Bone
Tuning Machines - Gold Vintage "Waffleback" tuners with metal buttons
Pickguard - Historic Excellente
Truss Rod - Adjustable
Bridge Pins - Ivory with black center dot
Strap Buttons - 2 - bottom and side of heel


Electronics

Under Saddle Pickup - Fishman® Sonicore™
Controls - Fishman® Sonitone™ soundhole mounted Volume and Tone
Output Jack - 1/4" Endpin Jack
Preamp - Fishman Sonitone™

SN: 20122311644

*** This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final.***