Straight from the premium Epiphone Masterbilt Century range, the Epiphone Zenith Electro Acoustic Guitar, here in Vintage Natural finish, is a medium-sized archtop that delivers an endearing vintage charm with some handy modern appointments.
The Epiphone Zenith takes inspiration from their first generation of archtops, delivering a 16" (lower bout) body size - as favoured by many collectors for being the ideal size for overall tone and punch. The body is constructed with a solid spruce top, that hosts traditional Longitudinal bracing, and laminated, flamed maple back and sides. This version of the Zenith features round soundholes, allowing the guitar to produce a fuller tone than most archtops are able to achieve.
The rounded, "C" profile 5-piece maple neck is glued to the body with a dovetail joint, making for a precise fit allowing for added tonal transfer. The neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard set with 20 medium frets and the standout pearloid "Falling Snowflakes” inlays, modeled after the original Masterbilt Zeniths
The Zenith not only excels as a straight acoustic instrument but with the addition of the cutting edge eSonic HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex HD undersaddle pickup the amplified tones allow it to closely replicate its direct acoustic sound. The Shadow NanoFlex HD Under-saddle pickup has easy-to-access controls for Master Volume and Master EQ mounted just inside the sound hole.
Other appointments includes the ornate Epiphone Dovewing headstock with Pearloid "Banner" headstock inlay, historic re-issue tuners with marboloid "Crown" buttons and a floating adjustable ebonoid bridge.
The Epiphone Zenith treats the modern day player to a classic era archtop guitar with the "Masterbilt" premium build quality and welcome contemporary tweaks.
- Aged gloss finish
- Aged nickel hardware
- Solid spruce top
- Traditional Longitudinal Bracing
- Laminated flame maple body
- 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany neck
- Rounded "C" shape neck profile
- Ebony fingerboard
- eSonic™ HD (High Definition) preamp
- Master Volume & Master EQ controls
- Shadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle pickup
- Pearloid "Falling Snowflakes” inlays
- Historic Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid "Banner" logos on headstock
- Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid "Crown" buttons