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Tuning Keys
The headstock of the Masterbilt DR-500MCE carries six vintage-style, open-back nickel Grover Sta-Tite tuners with efficient 18:1 turn ratios. Tuning Keys
Trussrod Cover
Classic antique-bell-shaped truss rod cover engraved with “Masterbilt." Trussrod Cover
Strap Buttons
The guitar’s endpin jack doubles as pickup output and body-end strap button. Strap Buttons
Strings
Quality phosphor-bronze acoustic strings, sizes .012-.053, are installed at the factory.  
Bridge
A traditional belly-down pin bridge made from rosewood offers firm string anchoring and outstanding vibrational coupling with the body, while a one-piece compensated saddle helps to keep the tone resonant and in-tune. Bridge
Control Knobs
In addition to its master volume control and slider Blend control (used to blend your preferred mix of the two pickups), the eSonic2™ includes separate EQ controls for each pickup, a phase switch to help eliminate feedback, and a built-in tuner that mutes guitar output when engaged. Controls
Pickguard
The Masterbilt DR-500MCE carries a blend of traditional and updated plastics, including a tortoiseshell pickguard. Pickguard