Premium-grade, solid rosewood back and sides with generous cutaway and quality electronics.
The AJ-500RCE features a Solid Sitka spruce top and has a modern stylish cutaway, hand-scalloped Sitka spruce braces, and mahogany kerfing along with a rosewood bridge and bone saddle. One of the great attributes of a Sitka spruce top is that it gets better with age – and playing time. The AJ-500RCE's historic dreadnaught shape contributes its powerful tone mid-range projection. The rosewood bridge features a vintage classic 1.69 bone nut. The dreadnaught's classic profile top has 5-ply binding, 3-ply binding on the headstock, and single-ply binding on the neck along with a tortoise-style pickguard.
The AJ-500RCE has rosewood back and sides, just like vintage models. The hand-shaped neck is made from solid mahogany with a one-piece heel, and is attached to the body with a dovetail joint and hide glue. The neck has a standard 24.75 scale and the Masterbilt's classic SlimTaper D Profile. The rosewood fretboard has pearloid dot inlays, a 14 radius, and 20 medium jumbo frets.
The AJ-500RCE features Epiphone's quality nickel hardware and world-famous Grover Sta-Tite machine heads with a pro-level 18:1 tuning ratio for fast, accurate, and intuitive tuning.
Solid Sitka spruce top with cutaway
Body & Sides are Solid rosewood
Neck Material is Mahogany, 1-piece plus heel
Neck Shape: SlimTaper, D profile
Neck Joint: Glued-in, dove-tail with hide glue
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 25.5"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid dot inlays
Electronics: eSonic2 System
Binding Body: 6-ply; Neck: 1-ply
Fingerboard Radius: 14"
Frets: 20 medium
Bridge: Rosewood, Reverse-belly
Nut Width: 1.68"
Pickguard: Tortoise style
Machine Heads: Grover Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio
Includes Hardshell Case