2005 Epiphone Masterbuilt AJ500 MVS AJ 500
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2006-05-14)
Price : US $239
Condition & Description
Cosmetic Condition: Exc [ Click Here to See Our Condition Scale ] Functional Issues/Problems: None Item Includes: Padded Gig Bag Click on the Images Below to Enlarge This is an auction for a 2005 Epiphone Masterbuilt AJ500 MVS Acoustic Guitar in EXC Condition. From the Masterbuilt line, it pays homage to the Epiphones from the Pre-Gibson days. It features a solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, double bound body, bound mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and saddle, nickel hardware, an offset notch headstock. This is a light guitar and has great projection and tone, and is very comfortable to play. Here are the negatives. The biggest and most noticeable issue is the small gouge on the face, rear bout bass side. The previous owner attempted to buff it out, and either used the wrong technique (likely wet sanding with fine grit paper), or too much force in implementing it. The result is a patch of scratching and dulling on the finish that no amount of buffing will remove. Our photo of this area accurately reflects this flaw. As this guitar has a satin finish, the entire face would have to be refinished and sprayed over to conceal it, or you can learn to live with it. Your arm will hide most of it when playing anyway. Also on the high E string, there is a buzz that begins at fret 10 that gets more noticeable the higher you get, with fret 14 and 15 being nearly ‘dead’. This affects only the high E string, all others play as they should. A nut or saddle adjustment, or perhaps a refret should alleviate this issue. It plays perfectly elsewhere, and would only affect players using the higher parts of the neck. Buy it for its sound and playability, not for its looks. Includes Epiphone locking rigid walled gig bag with installed...
This guitar is sold (sold on 2006-05-14)
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