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Epiphone Masterbuilt Mandolins
1979 Epiphone Masterbuilt Mandolins







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Models


MM-20

Epiphone MM-20
Epiphone MM-20
Epiphone MM-20
Epiphone MM-20 Headstock
  • 1996-Current
  • Style "A" teardrop shaped body

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Select spruce top

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with traditional "C" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Flat fingerboard radius
  • Black headstock with "The Epiphone" logo & crown or no inlay
  • Neck joins at 12th fret
  • 21 frets
  • 14" scale
  • 1.06" nut width

Binding:

  • Multi-ply body binding
  • Single-ply neck binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable floating rosewood bridge with mandolin tailpiece
  • Vintage-style open-back tuners
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Antique Sunburst (AS)
  • Trans Green (TG)
  • Trans Blueburst (TL)



MM-30S/SE

Epiphone MM-30S
Epiphone MM-30S
Epiphone MM-30S
Epiphone MM-30S Headstock
  • 1982-2011
  • Style "A" teardrop shaped body
  • 8 strings doubled up

Body:

  • Mahogany body
  • Solid spruce top

Neck:

  • Set mahogany neck with traditional "C" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Flat fingerboard radius
  • Black headstock with "The Epiphone" logo & crown inlay
  • Neck joins at 12th fret
  • 20 frets
  • 14" scale
  • 1.06" nut width

Binding:

  • 3-ply body binding
  • Single-ply neck binding

Electronics:

  • Shadow SH-900 Piezo Pickups (30-SE)

Hardware:

  • Chrome (1982-1996)
  • Gold (1997-2011)
  • Adjustable floating rosewood bridge with mandolin tailpiece
  • Vintage-style open-back tuners
  • Raised tortoise pickguard with "E" emblem

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)
  • Cherry (CH)
  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Antique Sunburst (AS)
  • Trans Green (TG)
  • Trans Blueburst (TL)



MM-45

Epiphone MM-45
Epiphone MM-45
  • 1982-1987
  • 8 strings doubled up
  • Double flourentine cutaway body

Body:

  • Solid spruce top
  • Maple back & sides
  • Oval sound hole

Neck:

  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Treble-side fingerboard extension
  • Scrolled headstock with ornate inlay
  • 23 frets
  • 13.875" scale

Binding:

  • 2-ring rosette with binding
  • Multi-ply cream & black body binding
  • Single-ply neck & sound hole binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge & floating base
  • Raised pickguard with binding
  • Engraved tailpiece

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst (AS)



Masterbuilt MM-50

Epiphone Masterbuilt MM-50
Epiphone Masterbuilt MM-50
  • 1979-1980
  • Part of the "Masterbuilt" series
  • Made in Japan
  • F-style body with scrolled bass horn

Body:

  • Select fine grain solid spruce top
  • Figured maple back & sides
  • 9.875" body width
  • 2.25" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece figured maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Treble-side fingerboard extension
  • Scrolled headstock with black overlay
  • 30 nickel-silver frets
  • 13.875" scale
  • 1.125" nut width

Binding:

  • Single-ply body & neck binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge with compensated saddle
  • Graduated plate-mounted tuners with ornate engraving & pearloid buttons
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard
  • Engraved mandolin tailpiece
  • Ebony end-pin with mother of pearl dot inlay

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst (AS)



MM-50

Epiphone MM-50
Epiphone MM-50
Epiphone MM-50
Epiphone MM-50
Epiphone MM-50
Epiphone MM-50 Headstock
  • 1994-2011
  • F-style mandolin body shape with scrolled bass horn
  • 8 strings doubled up

Body:

  • Soild spruce top
  • Figured maple back & sides

Neck:

  • Set maple neck with traditional "C" profile
  • Treble-side fingerboard extension
  • Rosewood fingerboard with "Dot" inlays
  • Scrolled headstock with "The Epiphone" logo & chalice inlay
  • Flat fingerboard radius
  • 23 frets
  • 14" scale
  • 1.06" nut width

Binding:

  • 3-ply body & headstock binding
  • Single-ply neck binding

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge with rosewood base
  • 4-ply elevated pickguard
  • Traditional mandolin tailpiece
  • Vintage style open-back tuners with pearloid buttons

Colors:

  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)



MM-50E Professional

Epiphone MM-50 Professional
Epiphone MM-50 Professional
Epiphone MM-50 Professional
Epiphone MM-50 Professional Headstock
Epiphone MM-50 Professional Controls Epiphone MM-50 Professional NanoMag Pickup
Epiphone MM-50 Professional Controls
Epiphone MM-50 Professional NanoMag Pickup
  • 2012-Current
  • F-style mandolin body shape with scrolled bass horn
  • 8 strings doubled up

Body:

  • Soild Sitka spruce top
  • Flamed maple back & sides

Neck:

  • Set flamed maple neck with traditional "C" profile
  • Treble-side fingerboard extension
  • Rosewood fingerboard with "Dot" inlays
  • Scrolled headstock with "The Epiphone" logo & chalice inlay
  • Flat fingerboard radius
  • 23 frets
  • 14" scale
  • 1.06" nut width

Binding:

  • 4-ply body binding
  • 3-ply headstock binding
  • Single-ply neck binding

Electronics:

  • Quad NanoMag, adustable position pickup
  • 1 Vol. 1 Treble 1 Bass controls
  • Four individual string-pair output levels on trim pots
  • #2032 Lithium battery

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Adjustable rosewood bridge & base
  • Raised black pickguard
  • Traditional mandolin tailpiece
  • Vintage style open-back engraved plate-mounted tuners
  • Pearloid tuner buttons

Colors:

  • Vintage Natural (VN)



MM-60

  • 1982-1987
  • F-style body with scrolled bass horn

Body:

  • Solid spruce top
  • Maple back & sides

Neck:

  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • 13.875" scale

Binding:

  • Multi-ply cream & black body binding
  • Single-ply neck binding

Hardware:

  • Ebonized rosewood bridge



Masterbuilt MM-70

Epiphone MM-70
Epiphone MM-70
  • Part of the "Masterbuilt" series
  • 1979-1980
  • Made in Japan
  • F-style body with scrolled bass horn

Body:

  • Select fine grain solid spruce top
  • Figured maple back & sides
  • 9.875" body width
  • 2.25" body depth

Neck:

  • 1-piece figured maple neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with ornate & varied abalone inlays
  • Treble-side fingerboard extension
  • Scrolled headstock with rosewood overlay & mother of pearl chalice inlay
  • 13.875" scale
  • 1.125" nut width

'Binding:

  • 3-ply body, headstock & pickguard binding
  • Single-ply neck binding

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • 30 nickel-silver frets
  • Adjustable ebony bridge with compensated ebony saddle
  • Graduated plate-mounted tuners with ornate engraving & pearloid buttons
  • Elevated tortoise pickguard
  • Engraved mandolin tailpiece
  • Ebony end-pin with mother of pearl dot inlay

Colors:

  • Antique Sunburst (AS)



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