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Epiphone Century Olympic - Violinburst

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Century Olympic - Violinburst

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Century Olympic - Violinburst
Century Olympic - Violinburst
Century Olympic - Violinburst
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The Masterbilt Olympic Acoustic/Electric Guitar is a smaller-sized archtop with an arched Solid Spruce top with traditional Longitudinal Bracing, a Mahogany body, and classic f-holes. Inside the upper f-hole is a 1930s era replica Epiphone label. The Olympic is available in traditional Honeyburst and Violin Burst aged gloss finishes, each with unique color tones inspired by Epiphones priceless vintage collection in Nashville, Tennessee. The tortoise style pickguard comes unattached. Pickguard hardware comes included.

Olympic Details
• Historic Smaller-Sized Epiphone Archtop with f Holes
• Solid Spruce Top w/Longitudinal Bracing
• Laminated Flame Maple Body
• Upper Bout 10.5"
• Waist 8.75"
• Lower Bout 14.5"
• Body Length 19.25"
• Aged Gloss Finish
• Aged Nickel Hardware
• 5-piece Laminated, Hard Maple/Mahogany Neck
• Rounded C Profile Shape
• 25.5" Scale Length
• True Acoustic Sound with Sonic HD Preamp/NanoFlex HD Pickup
• Ebony Fingerboard
• Bone Nut
• Floating Adjustable Ebonoid Bridge with Compensated, Artificial Bone Nut
• Historic Epiphone Trapeze Tailpiece
• Historic 18:1 Tuners
• Historic Headstock Inlay Design
• Available in Vintage Sunburst and Natural

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Tried it 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Tracadie, New Brunswick
I tried it at my local Tracadie store and really liked it. I'm now debating if I'm going to get it or not. It's thin sounding, but there's a charm to it's balanced sound. The only thing I'm unsure about is the neck. This series is not friendly to my small hands!
Posted by Rémi Roussel on Apr 4, 2022
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Closest Store   Nanaimo, British Columbia
I yanked out the peizio electronics and installed a DeArmond Chief. Now I have a “do it all “ guitar. It sounds amazing for blues, jazz, alt...... I mainly have it tuned down to B standard. Unplugged, I really like the subdued arch top sound, that has a warm balanced sound. The neck is very beefy, similar to 50’s Gibson’s.
Posted by Barry Thompson on May 31, 2021
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Love it' 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
This is a great guitar fo the money. The woody, strong mid-tones are far from a standard flat top acoustic, not quite like it's 100 year old heavily arched namesake, but a great arch top at a great price. The build quality of the guitar is also very high for the price, but first, the bad. The tuners look good, but aren't great at all. My guitar from L&M had a couple of small blemishes - a cracked pearloid fretboard dot, but well set and almost unnoticeable, and the fretboard had very uneven staining - thick dried blobs on the highest fret, and nearly rubbed off around the 12/13. It also arrived in a Fender box, with no owners manual, and corroded strings. It was probably a floor model, which wasn't indicated when I bought it, but that is a critique of L&M more than the guitar. Aside from those small items, I am very pleased with it. The flat finish is a lot nicer than pictures on the internet would indicate, it's built well, and it sounds and looks great. Glad I got one before they are impossible to find!
Posted by Ryan on Jan 2, 2021
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Really thin, tinny sound unplugged 0 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
I tried this out a couple of days ago -- one of three I was interested in -- and it sounded terrible. Otherwise, the action and the fit and finish were both quite good, and it may have sounded much better plugged in. But for me an acoustic/electric has to sound good in both modes, and this one didn't. I bought something else later the same day.
Posted by John on Jan 29, 2020
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Love this guitar 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Courtenay, British Columbia
From the moment I unboxed this guitar I was hooked. playability on the rounded fatter neck wasn't an issue, action is great on it. Unplugged this guitar is throaty, like an archtop should be, but plugged in this guitar really shines. You get the warmth and richness of an acoustic guitar with the clarity of an electric. I've used a few pedals with it and another acoustic guitar that I own and the response from this guitar to pedals is great. Tucked under the f hole is volume and tone control which was a bit tricky to find. However, it may just be mine, but the pickup has issues with the post connections from day one and I had to send away to have it replaced. That aside this guitar is fantastic and a lot of fun to play.
Posted by Aaron Thompson on May 19, 2017
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