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Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar  

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From Epiphone comes this beautiful entry-level guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd o...Read More

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Sitka spruce top and luxurious appointments in an Epiphone guitar offered at a steal.

From Epiphone comes this beautiful entry-level guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd often find on higher-end guitars, the Epiphone AJ-220S guitar sounds just as good as it looks. Built on advanced jumbo body design, the depth of the body and the width of the shoulders create a large sound chamber, presenting tone that is full, deep, and loud.

The mahogany back and sides paired with a solid Sitka spruce top brings out rich harmonics, lots of projection, and clarity in tone. A glued-in dovetail neck joint keeps the Epiphone acoustic guitar's neck and body stable, without losing any subtleties in tone. The mahogany neck adds strength, as the wood is quite durable and will stand up to the elements. The rosewood bridge and fretboard produces lasting sustain, in a deep appearance.

Dressed in a polyurethane finish and featuring such desirable appointments as sealed die-cast tuners and nickel hardware, you will love the look of the Epiphone AJ-220S guitar as much as its sound. Built under the expertise of Epiphone's master craftsmen, this acoustic guitar will sound excellent for a very long time. And at this price, you can't go wrong.

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FEATURES
  • 6-string acoustic guitar
  • Advanced jumbo body style
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Glued neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 ratio
  • Nickel hardware

Don't miss out on a great deal. Purchase your Epiphone AJ-220S acoustic guitar today.

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EpiphoneAJ-220S Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good audio (18)
  • Stays in tune (15)
  • Consistent (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (21)
    • Jamming (17)
    • Small venues (15)
    • Recording (12)
    • School bands (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Novice (5), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic guitar

    I am overwhelmed with my recent purchase of this guitar from Musicians Friend. I gambled on a Level 4 needs repair. From the photos I could not see any scratches or blemishes in this...Read complete review

    I am overwhelmed with my recent purchase of this guitar from Musicians Friend. I gambled on a Level 4 needs repair. From the photos I could not see any scratches or blemishes in this guitar.
    It arrived promptly today as all my orders from Musicians friend do. I opened the package and there was what seemed to be a perfect guitar. All the stickers were intact as well as the protective film on the pick guard. I got out a light and closely inspected it. The only blemish was a small dot on the pick guard the size of a pin head. The neck was straight and the action was low with no buzz anywhere on the fretboard. The final test was how it played. It plays like butter. smoothest guitar ever.
    I own several guitars including an Epiphone DR100. I now know why a higher grade Epiphone is so much better.
    This is now my favorite guitar. I'ts the one I always go to when I am ready to play. I play a lot and keep my guitars close by so I can grab one when the mood hits me.
    Thank you Musicians Friend. You never let me down. This gamble was more than worthwhile. Fantastic price for a fantastic guitar.
    I would urge others to gamble on the Used Condition 4 guitars. I was a winner on this one.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Buyer Beware!

    This is the second Epiphone AJ-220s I've purchased from Musician's Friend. I kept the first one even though it had a rattle you could hear near the headstock. It was the truss...Read complete review

    This is the second Epiphone AJ-220s I've purchased from Musician's Friend. I kept the first one even though it had a rattle you could hear near the headstock. It was the truss rod, and it was engaged. I foolishly kept that one instead of returning it. I sold it at a loss.

    The 2nd AJ-220s I just purchased was horrible. Fret buzz all up and down the neck. I checked the truss rod and it wasn't even engaged. And the solid wood top was of the lowest quality. Needless to say this one's going back to MF.

    Hopefully the third one will be the charm. Epiphone does make good guitars, especially for the money. But I'd be very hesitant to recommend this model. I'm glad Musician's Friend has a good return policy. You just might need it.

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    4.0

    Great guitar

    By Patrick

    from Ohio

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

      Mine did come with a scratch on the pickguard, but you probably won't.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Was skeptical, NOT ANYMORE!!!!

      By Jackie

      from Portland, Maine

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

        All I did was change the strings using Martin SP Lifespan 10's and this thing sounds AWESOME! Stays in tune, great action! I own older Taylors and this Epi hangs right in there. For the money i's a no brainer. Great guitar!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        outstanding

        By dennis

        from Detroit

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

          I own MANY guitars and for what I paid for 2 of these, one natural and one vintage burst, I'm still in shock.They play and sound wonderful.
          Not quite 50 year old Martins (and most can't tell the difference) and equal to or better in sound than any Gibson, or Taylor at 10 times the price. But also no where near the cost or worry about using them on a job.
          The bass response is huge and the high end rings out beautifully and it's incredibly easy to play.(action)
          I've gotten nothing but compliments from every one. As with any guitar only the test of time will tell how the construction will hold out. I've had one for nearly 2 years and it is fine. But as far as being cost effective, how can you go wrong.
          Being a Gibson and Martin player for over 50 years, I swore never to buy an import, but after trying one of these out I was won over, and saved a lot of money.
          Made my wife happy too!

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          5.0

          A Beautiful guitar

          By Detroit

          from Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

            This is a great guitar, looks and feels perfect, neck is so nice, plays great, sounds great. I have been playing guitars for over 50 years, this is an amazing guitar. Not a flaw to be found. If you blind-folded me and told me it was a h$gh-end gu$tar I would just say "nice", simply amazing, where were these guitars when I was 10 years old. I purchased this as a (personal) test case of what Epiphone is doing these days with acoustic guitars (test results above), I have two Electric Epiphones that I love, one is my favorite guitar. It's a keeper!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Favorite Instrument

            By Mason

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy to play
            • Full Tone
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

              Out of all the instruments I have owned, this is by far the best! The easiest to play, the fullest sound, and not to mention the best value, especially for a very reasonable price. When I pick it up just to mess around I can't put it down. This is hands down the best purchase I have made over the years. I wish I would have discovered it sooner.

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              4.0

              AJ-220-S

              By dennis

              from Detroit

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good sound

              Cons

              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

              The guitar has a good sound because of it's large body. But you just never know what you're going to get with an inexpensive import! I purchased one for myself and had to send it back for dead fretting. The second one I got was better so I kept it. Then I got one a for a friend (he asked for it) and the neck was so out of wack it took me 3 day of slow adjusting to get it fairly accurate.
              These play nice and sound pretty good (with a little work sometimes) especially for the price. They are what they are. Good practice guitars and even decent for a small gig.

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              5.0

              Good sounding guitar for the price

              By Gil

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

                I bought this guitar as level 3 condition not seeing no photo when I added to my cart . when the guitar arrived is in original box well packages , this guitar is like new no damages the only missing is the letter E on the pick guard . love this guitar I recommend Musician Friend to any one who shop online for any musical instrument specially for this holiday . PS They have good customer service too.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar

                By Chip

                from Florida

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Not Consistent

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

                This is a great guitar for the money. I changed the strings as soon as it arrived and filed the saddle down. I reset the truss rod and the guitar opened up. This guitar is very well made. I'll keep it.

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                4.0

                Great guitar for the price!

                By Sagittarius

                from Arizona

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

                  Epiphone AJ220S is one nice dreadnought in every way. I played a vintage sunburst in a music store and of all the guitars under 200 I liked it the best. It has pretty looks, slim neck-profile which I like, good balance to the whole guitar and most importantly it has a good sound. However, like most other guitars in this price it doesn't produces the bass notes as strongly as I would like. I personally like a guitar that produces well-defined and strong bass notes. So, I decided to go with the Takamine GD20 which is not as pretty and 50 dlrs more expensive, but, it produces the bass notes really well and it also has a slim neck-profile with a satin finish body and neck which I like. It also has a solid Cedar top which I like better for finger style playing which I'm a big fan of instead of the solid sitka spruce on AJ220S. If you have only 200 or want to only spend 200, then, you can't go wrong with the Epiphone AJ220S.

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                  5.0

                  A terrific guitar

                  By picker49

                  from Corinth, Miss. USA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful finish
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune
                  • Very Good Playability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Church Work
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Private Shows
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

                    I just bought this guitar in Vintage Sunburst & I was blown away by it's appearance, sound & playability. Had I'd been able to get something like this 40 years ago, I'd a been in "hog-heaven." This is great for both beginners & pros as well. My no. 1 guitar is the Epiphone EJ200AE, but this is my second, no doubt.

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