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Epiphone AJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The Epiphone AJ-200SCE is one of the best values in the acoustic guitar industry. Since it's introduction in 1998 with the premiere of Epiphone's Adv...Click To Read More About This Product

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Professional features at a price anyone can afford!

The Epiphone AJ-200SCE is one of the best values in the acoustic guitar industry. Since it's introduction in 1998 with the premiere of Epiphone's Advanced Jumbo acoustics, the AJ-200SCE has provided quality acoustic-electric ingredients for far less than you would expect to pay.

Solid-top tone and AJ body shape
The Epiphone AJ-200SCE guitar boasts a solid Spruce top that actually improves with age. Combined with a warm-sounding select Mahogany body, its Advanced Jumbo design provides brilliant highs and powerful bass without the typical mid-range "muddiness" associated with normal dreadnoughts. And, its generous and elegant Venetian cutaway enables you to access the Epiphone guitar's upper frets with ease.

Premium electronics
Updated with Epiphone's eSonic preamp and NanoFlex pickup system, the Epiphone AJ-200SCE guitar comes alive when plugged in. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the eSonic preamp features a built-in, easy to use tuner. When engaged, the acoustic-electric guitar's output is automatically muted—with no "popping" noise—making the Epiphone guitar a perfect choice for stage use. You can even push in the "tuner" button and unplug the guitar without a loud "pop." Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include Master Volume, Bass, Treble, EQ Shape, Low Battery indicator and a Phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback. The preamp uses two 2032 lithium watch batteries that are not only lightweight, but provide significantly longer life than old-fashioned, heavy 9V batteries. Under the PR-5E's compensated saddle, is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex, low-impedance pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos.

Premium features
Other features on the Epiphone AJ-200SCE guitar include 14:1 ratio tuners, Rosewood fingerboard, multi-bound body and inlaid soundhole rosette. As with most Epiphone acoustics, the AJ-200SCE also features Epiphone's famous "SlimTaper" neck profile for fast and easy fingering without fatigue.

Peace of mind
The AJ-200SCE acoustic-electric guitar comes with the Epiphone Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/360 Customer Service and guarantees the Epiphone guitar against defects in materials or workmanship.

FEATURES
  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spuce
  • Body Material: Select Mahogany
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper C-Shape
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Set Neck
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with "Dot" inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Premium Die-Cast; 14:1 ratio
  • Bridge Pickup: NanoFlex low-impedance pickup
  • Electronics: eSonic Preamp with:Built-in tuner with auto-muteMaster volumeMaster tonePhase (feedback cancellation)Treble EQBass EQDynamic (variable EQ notch)Power: two 2032 Lithium Batteries
  • Output: 1/4" Endpin
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4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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4 years and sounding better!

I bought this guitar 4 years ago from a store. I got the vintage sunburst version, which I think is beautiful. The Epiphone E fell off. Big deal. At first, the action...Read complete review

I bought this guitar 4 years ago from a store. I got the vintage sunburst version, which I think is beautiful. The Epiphone E fell off. Big deal. At first, the action was a little high, but I replaced the bridge saddle with a bone one that I shaped to fit, and sanded it slightly shorter to lower the action a tad. I think the stock action would have been fine if it weren't for the transducer pickup under the saddle raising it a little. I also compensated the new bone piece to match the b string compensation on the original by filing it backwards. Next, I dropped in some bone bridge pins and cut a custom bone nut to replace the plactic ones. With a little attention to the truss rod, I now have a guitar that is every bit as playable and sounds every bit as sweet as anything on the market. The biggest thing is to replace as much plastic as you can with bone, ivory, or corian. This thing has taken a beating, but still feels solid as a rock today. It's my baby, and I own pricier ones to compare it to. This thing is worth more than the current price, as-is, just have it at least set up by a pro, preferably a luthier.

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Decent electric-acoustic, but...

If you must have a pickup system and you're shopping in the sub-$300 price range, this guitar is adequate.Strangely enough, I think this guitar sounds better plugged in than it does unplugged....Read complete review

If you must have a pickup system and you're shopping in the sub-$300 price range, this guitar is adequate.Strangely enough, I think this guitar sounds better plugged in than it does unplugged. The pickup system is quite nice, and the adjustable "mid" in the EQ was a very nice surprise in this price range.For many people, that's going to be fine, and you will find the AJ-200sce very useful. I think this guitar has a place for the performing musician on a budget (or as a backup). But it has very little presence or nuance unplugged, and is not a very satisfying acoustic guitar. I purchased one, took it back due to a pickup problem, and took the second one back after deciding it didn't sound great.

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5.0

Epiphone AJ 200SC EVS

If you didn't read my other comments;
Features; 10 What you would expect from guitars 3x the price.Quality; 10 Very high quality product, with quality parts and labor.Value; 10 You will not find a finer guitar for the price.Overall; 10 It's not an exepensive guitar, but why pay more. It plays, sounds great.
Make sure you replace the "Come from the Factory" strings. Shame on you if you don't always replace those. Again I like Martin (lights) but it's a personal thing so figure that out on your own with help from a knowledgeable guitar player / store.
This is a real fine guitar. The features are those you would expect from a guitar 3x the price. The body allows you to play all the frets with ease as well as getting a great sound. Both highs, mids and lows give a sound of quality. The Sunburst finish I particularly like. It looks good in your living room or up on stage as well. The electronics are good, the tuner is accurate and no POP when plugging up or unplugging. No 9v battery as well. I like the pickguard with the trade mark E too. The neck of the guitar is fast, tapered and slim. Easy to play chords or to pic. No trouble keeping the guitar in tune either. I have a few acoustic guitar in my studio and over all the features are those of some of my much higher priced guitars. The factory strings MUST be replaced right away. They are flat and weak as are all "come from the factory" strings. I like Martin (lights) myself. I have played for over 20+ years as a studio musician in Nashville, Tenn. and I may not use this particular guitar to record with, but I could. You will not be disappointed. Of course know that it is not a highend Gibson, Martin, or Taylor.... But it is one fine guitar for the price range.
The over all quality of this guitar is a 10. Epiphone / Gibson what you would expect. I have owned this one for 3 years now and along with my other guitars it has seen a few over the road miles. It has a few battle scars, but has really held up. In fact it has held up better then my higher priced Takamine has over the years. Body, neck, electronics, tuners quality stuff. Again you will not be disappointed. I have not been. Don't expect "Mother of Pearl" inlays on this one like the pricey guitars have. But for the price who needs "MOP" right....
This review will be short and sweet. You will not find a finer guitar for the price.... Fact

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

still nice guitar

By Dalton Raye-rvutr

from Houston,Tx

i bought this guitar back in 2008 in the black/sunburst model and used it on stage for almost 2.5 years. the on board tuner never really worked right,just when it wanted to.luckily i always kept my fender pedal tuner on stage.i started having problems with the pick up.i think it was a grounding issue.needless to say i up graded to a Takamine eg-363sc(what an amazing guitar). i still Love my Epiphone aj200sce so i just ordered a new pickup and preamp(not the E-Sonic),so ill definately start using on stage again. its a beautiful guitar, has great tone,and ill never get rid of it.for those who complain about buzzing on the lower fret, adjust the truss rod. go buy it. its worth the money

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent guitar, but...

By Walsh

from Nashville, TN

I got this guitar as my first acoustic guitar (always have played electrics) for Christmas maybe 2 years ago, and to be honest it's reached the point where its unplayable sometimes. Once i reach around the 12th fret, there are a couple frets that either don't even make a sound (just kind of a buzzing sound) or they make the same note (ex. the 12th and 13th frets sound the same when played). Because of this, I'm not able to play and songs that require those notes, which can be frustrating to say the least. On the positive side, I have it in the vintage sunburst which looks awesome, and as some other reviews said the electronics are pretty good for this price. The guitar also has a very good sound for the price. Overall, it could be a great guitar, but I would definitely try out the one you're going to buy before you buy it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

4 years and sounding better!

By Shane-gg7QK

from Gulf Shores, AL

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I bought this guitar 4 years ago from a store. I got the vintage sunburst version, which I think is beautiful. The Epiphone E fell off. Big deal. At first, the action was a little high, but I replaced the bridge saddle with a bone one that I shaped to fit, and sanded it slightly shorter to lower the action a tad. I think the stock action would have been fine if it weren't for the transducer pickup under the saddle raising it a little. I also compensated the new bone piece to match the b string compensation on the original by filing it backwards. Next, I dropped in some bone bridge pins and cut a custom bone nut to replace the plactic ones. With a little attention to the truss rod, I now have a guitar that is every bit as playable and sounds every bit as sweet as anything on the market. The biggest thing is to replace as much plastic as you can with bone, ivory, or corian. This thing has taken a beating, but still feels solid as a rock today. It's my baby, and I own pricier ones to compare it to. This thing is worth more than the current price, as-is, just have it at least set up by a pro, preferably a luthier.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this guitar

By Paul-lkIXL

from Oregon

This guitar for me, is what I brought home from the store in its price-range, as I was not willing to spend 1000$+. Does the job just fine. Love the "in guitar" tuner. Sounds above average compared to ovation, ibanez and yamaha, again in its price range. Feels solid, yet it isn't a hard-play.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Adequate stage guitar, excellent value

By yep

from Boston

Pretty impressive for the money. I have owned and worked with a lot of guitars. This one has excellent build quality and finish for an entry-level guitar. Very good playability, nice job on the frets and binding, and a lovely bookmatched sunburst top. Holds a tuning very well. The setup out of the box was good for average/moderate playing. The tone is generic, but very even with good clarity and projection. The pickup is better than most acoustic guitar pickups. I would have no problem with this as a stage guitar, especially considering how good it looks. I would be more reluctant to use it for detailed recording work, because the sound is a bit uninspiring in terms of depth. New strings help, but there is no woody depth or resonance here. All that being said, this is a much better starter instrument than what was available when I first started out. The quality of construction makes me think it will last a long time, and the spruce top may start to sound better with age.

 
5.0

Good guitar

By Mr.Photo

from Maryland

Two things I should say before giving my opinion is that I bought mine from a store and I have a sun burst finish version. I thought maybe the review could help some people out there so I'm giving it a go. I got this guitar as my 1st guitar about a year ago. Its great. I put phosphor bronze strings on mine and it looks great and it sound great. It stays in tune for a good amount of time. If your looking for a solid build that will last you a while I suggest getting this. I've been retarded enough plenty of times to band the guitar here and there. There are some small dents on it but the paint hasn't chipped and its literally like I haven't banged it at all.

 
5.0

This Guitar is AWESOME

By spike06

from Memphis, TN

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I bought this guitar as my first acoustic, and I love it. It almost has the sound of my dad's Martin. The only thing that I did not like at first is the pickup did not work at first. But, other than that, it's a pretty sweet guitar.

 
4.0

Wow

By JoshG

from douglasville, GA

I purchased this guitar 2 or 3 months ago it is a great guitar, but i have had problems with Fret buzz it only happens on the G string. I am trying to get this fixed at a music store or somthing. Over all thought for the price i have to say its a great guitar it just needs a little adjusting.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

epi AJ 200 SCE

By epigod

from New York

I have owned and played it for 3 years and it just keeps geeting better. It's true what they say about a solid top, they just get better with age. It has an amazingly powerful sound and everyone loves it. I'm very impressed with the pre-amp, too.

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