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A solid spruce top for a giveaway price!
The Epiphone AJ-200S Acoustic Guitar features a solid spruce top for superb tone and projection, a mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, and chrome hardware. A terrific second guitar you can fearlessly take on the road.
AJ-200S Acoustic Guitar
Reviewed by 30 customers
I have an older model of this guitar. I bought it used at a pawn shop. Outside a few very minor scratches on the back that probably came from shirt buttons, the thing is flawless. But the strings were in real bad shape. I brought it home cleaned it up and put a set of Polyweb Elixer lights on it and boy did it ever sound great. It sounds as good as my Alvarez AD60 SC. I bought this guitar to keep at church but it sounds so good that I always bring it back home just in case our group has a gig somewhere. I just bought a case for it from Musician's Friend. Did I mention that it is one great sounding guitar? It really is. You won't go wrong buying this guitar.
This guitar is great. I have owned like 8 guitars, all in this price range, and this is by far the best. It looks great, sounds amazing, the action is one of the best I have ever played, and overall it just feels perfect. I love the AJ style body, and the neck is sweet. You will not find a better guitar for this amount of money. Get it!
I bought the older model of this AJ guitar around five years ago and I was very happy I did. It is a great starter acoustic or even a good guitar for an intermediate player. The tone on this guitar is very stunning. It has a very nice full and loud sound that doesnt sound too bassy or on the treble side. The action on it is a little rough, but if you are starting out on an acoustic it will actually build up you finger strength. Its also a very durable guitar. I really beat this thing up and it really hasn't lost its tone and the finish is still gorgeous.
I have an Epiphone Dot that plays really well, so I already admired Epis. I play a variety of music including country fingerpicking,funk and soul, rock, country, and bluegrass. I also have a couple of really nice acoustic guitars, one is a vintage Washburn, and the other a Martin Custom shop guitar. I wanted a slightly larger acoustic guitar and a guitar I didn't have to worry to much about getting damaged, lost, etc..So I bought this guitar.The features are rated at 4.5 because you get Grover tuners which is the same as a Gibson, and they work excellent. The solid spruce top, and slightly larger scale make it a handsome guitar, with good sound. It definitely is not as full sounding as a solid body guitar, but the craftmanship is here as it is in all Epiphones I've played. I brought it camping a couple of times this year already and it's stayed in tune or just had to be adjusted slightly due to elevation. It was sturdy packed in with the rest of my gear (no case, just cardboard box it was shipped in) and perfect to strum by the campfire. It looks so shiny and brand new, I was sort of hoping I'd wear it a bit in the wilderness, LOL, nope, still looks new. I'm impressed with the quality for the price. The Grover tuners and solid spruce top make it valuable for an entry level or second guitar.
I bought this second hand. Eventually I upgraded the nut and saddle to bone and had an LR Baggs Ibeam installed (I use Martin strings). I played this against a Gibson J45 and the AJ has way more character. I am a hearty strummer and it keeps up and sounds good with a heavy hand. It also responds well to a variety of different picks which will bring out different sides of this very versatile guitar. Great out of the box, even better when upgraded!
I just started playing guitar and I decided on the aj-200s to start with. I am very glad that I bought this guitar because it feels great and sounds great. I would recommend you buy this if your looking for a great starter guitar.
Wanted a big solid top without kickin' alot of jack. This is the one. Big boomin' jumbo sound with a smaller shoulder than the EJ's. Easier to get around. Neck is sweet. Good tuners. Nice finish. Love the sound, love the feel, love the price, love the guitar. Good job Epi.
I got this as my second guitar and it has been great so far. I put some elixir medium acoustic strings on it and it stays in tune for a couple weeks with constant playing. Great guitar would definitely suggest the guitar to any beginner.
For the money, this is a steal. It sounds great, feels great, and looks great. Straight out from the box, it's already playable, you'd just tune it a little and you're good to go. I personally think that the factory strings that came with it sounded too bright and twangy for my taste, so I put some D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light strings, and yeah, it sounds like magic. The action is low, but not too low, I don't get buzz on drop C tuning, even on light strings. The neck is slim so playing is a breeze. And oh, it smells wonderful too.
Wow, I got this as a beater guitar, I own a martin D18, a Taylor 314ce. a couple of Ovations, and the AJ200s has blown me away. I would not think twice about taking it into the studio or to a gig.