Re-creation of a Ground-breaking Epiphone Archtop

Epiphone reissues the New Century Olympic archtop 6-string acoustic-electric guitar, one of the instruments that originally put them on the map as a leading guitar manufacturer. The New Century Olympic re-creates the original Olympic archtops from the 1930s. Their powerful note clarity is there in spades thanks to the solid Sitka spruce arched top. And features such as the onboard Shadow pickup system bring the New Century Olympic into the future with a plugged-in voice that proudly displays all of the natural character of a great archtop acoustic.

Epiphone New Century Olympic Archtop Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Reissue from the golden age of archtops
  • Assertive tone for lead or rhythm work
  • Modern electronics and playability

Reissue from the golden age of archtops

The New Century line re-introduces the 6-string guitars Epiphone was making in the 1930s. These designs were elegant and effortless to play while they became favorites of many top artists of the time. Vintage examples of these models are hard to find and deservedly come at a premium. Now's your chance to put the iconic sounds of yesterday in your stable of favorite guitars.

Assertive tone for lead or rhythm work

Assertive may be the best term to describe the full yet cutting tone that a great archtop acoustic guitar displays. This sound puts much of the focus on the guitar's midrange, making the instrument superb for powerful chord work and letting your single-note runs really jump off of the fretboard, which were essential for cutting through the sound of your band in the days before modern guitar amplification. The New Century Olympic delivers this character through its solid Sitka spruce arched top and mahogany back, sides, and neck.

Modern electronics and playability

While the design of the New Century Olympic archtop looks back to the 1930s, updates abound that prepare this instrument for the demands and requirements of a modern musician's lifestyle. This archtop loves live performance thanks to the onboard Shadow electronics system. The controls are tucked neatly away to not interrupt the vintage and curvy lines of the guitar. And players are excited about the modern "C" neck profile that remains comfortable over long gigs.

Epiphone New Century Olympic Archtop Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • Archtop acoustic-electric that recalls Epiphone's early, New York years
  • Solid arched spruce top delivers the unmistakable vintage tone
  • Epiphone mother-of-pearl decorative headstock inlay
  • Shadow electronics offer a natural plugged-in tone
  • Real bone nut

The Epiphone New Century Olympic Archtop is a reminder of a great time in guitar design.

Tech Specs

String TypeSteel
Number of Strings6
Body ShapeArchtop
FinishAged Gloss
Top WoodSolid Spruce
Back & Sides WoodLaminated Mahogany
Body BracingLongitudinal bracing
Binding1-layer body
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck ShapeRounded C
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard InlayPearloid Dots
Number of Frets20
Scale Length25.5"
Tuning MachinesHistoric Epiphone Reissue Tuners, Marboloid "Crown" buttons, 18:1 ratio
Bridge MaterialRosewood
Nut/Saddle MaterialBone Nut
Nut Width1.69"
Body Length19.2"
Body Width14.62" Lower Bout, 10.6" Upper Bout
ElectronicseSonic HD preamp with Shadow NanoFlex HD undersaddle pickup
Strings 12-53 gauge strings
Black Vintage Sunburst

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Epiphone Guitar Olympic Masterbilt Century Collection - Honeyburst

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  • Product Code: ETOLHBNH1
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