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Overview

  • 6-string acoustic guitar
  • Advanced jumbo body style
  • Mahogany back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $261.00
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    $19900
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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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Stays in tune (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Jamming (7)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Recording (4)
    • School bands (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    AJ-220S - Worth it...

    Some string buzz, raised the action by loosening the truss rod now plays great with no buzz. Put some Elixar Lights on it also, sounds great. Not much sustain, but that's comparing...Read complete review

    Some string buzz, raised the action by loosening the truss rod now plays great with no buzz. Put some Elixar Lights on it also, sounds great. Not much sustain, but that's comparing it to my Martin D-18, apples and oranges.... The finish looks awesome and I am a huge fan of the satin neck, very slick and fast playing, not sticky at all like some high gloss finished guitar necks. I'm very pleased with the purchase and would buy another one without a doubt. Try it, you can always send it back but I doubt you'll need to.

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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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow! Extraordinary value...

    By Dave

    from Georgia

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Set-up

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

      I ordered this for a young man in my church who had played my J-45 (the very expensive USA version of this guitar). I order inexpensive guitars often for students and beginners, and I expect to do some set-up work on them. But this one was ready right out of the box. A sticker on the back of the neck says "100% set-up and inspected in the USA by 15." Well, 15, whoever you are, you did good! The sound was excellent, too (solid top makes a huge difference). So much so that I compared it head-to-head with my J-45. It was so close that I re-strung both with the same new strings and compared them again. Again, very, very close. Maybe just as good as the J-45. So, I rate this as one of the great values in starter guitars. Parents and beginners: you can get a pretty good guitar for half of what this one costs. If you can pay a little more -- this is a GREAT choice.

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      5.0

      not perfect, but great guitar.

      By slippery

      from ionia, mi.

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      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:

        had one high fret that caused some buzz but nice overall

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Guitar. Be cautious tough.

        By Alex

        from Layton, Utah

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

        • Requires Constant Tuning

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

        I really love this guitar. Sounds great. Stays in tune pretty well but I'm always needing to bring it back after a song, if only a little bit.

        Here's my big issue... I bought this guitar from Musician's Friend. My purchase experience was great, however, when the guitar arrived the high E string buzzed when played open. I lifted the action via truss rod and got it to play major chords pretty well, but anything above fret 5 on the high E would buzz to the point that you can't tell what the note is. Totally unplayable when moving up.

        I called MF and the tech told me to read around online on how to fix it. He even suggested I file the frets down. NOW WAY! I'm not a guitar repair guy and I'm not going to attempt something like that. Anyway, he offered an exchange but I'd have to pay shipping back.

        Here's the jist of this review... if you order online you're likely getting a guitar that hasn't been opened since leaving the factory. I doubt MF checks playability before leaving the warehouse. I could exchange it, but there's no guarantee that the next one will be better. It really just needs to be setup properly by a tech. So, I either pay for shipping back to MF and wait for a new one to arrive OR I use the money I would've spent for shipping on taking it to a competitor to be setup properly.

        I'm not sure what I'll do yet, but you need to consider these possibilities when ordering online. Going local may be best if buying a new guitar.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A FLAT PICKER'S GUITAR...

        By GLIXXON

        from HUNTINGTON WV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Has The Longest Sustain I
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Minor Finish Problems

        Best Uses

        • From The Porch To The Sta
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

        EXCEPT FOR SOME MINOR FISH EYES IN THE FINISH ON THE TOP IT IS LOVELY.THE FIT IS A WORK OF ART.IT PLAYS BRIGHT AND CLEAR AND HAS THE LONGEST SUSTAIN I HAVE EVER HEARD ON A GUITAR.AFTER A NECK ADJUSTMENT AND SOME LIGHTER STRINGS IT'S MY NEW ''GO TO'' GUITAR.BEST VALUE I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME.I LOVE MINE.NUFF SAID...

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lot of bang for you buck!

        By Mr Saturday Night

        from New Joisey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

          This is the one of the beat guitars you will ever get at this price range. It's got great action, superb sound, stays in tune, and looks killer. This guitar sounds better than most guitars I have played with that cost double or triple. It is extremely fun to play, and has actually made me a better musician. It looks to be very well constructed, and I have found no cons with this instrument as of yet. And for the price, I won't feel guilty beating it up. I am very happy with this purchase, and definitely recommend this axe.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar!

          By Cam

          from Lancaster PA

          About Me Experienced

          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:

            I went out to my local guitar shop, as I usually do at least once a week. I rarely buy anything, I just jam out on their guitars and see if there is anything I might want in the future. I picked this one up and knew right away that it was a great guitar. I bought it on the spot. Everything about this guitar is perfect. The tone is fantastic, it has a great overall sound, and is built extremely well. I have six guitars, this one being my best, and four of my other ones cost more than this. This guitar is a great deal, snatch it up when you get the chance, you won't regret it!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Happy

            By TRS

            from Harvey, ND

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            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:

              This guitar has very good quality for the price. I am very happy with this purchase.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great beginner guitar

              By David from Ohio

              from Dayton OH

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Price Tone Playability
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

              I went to a Musician's Friend owned retail store today and looked at this guitar with a co worker who was wanting to get a guitar to learn to play. I played 4 different guitars, and we took this one home. Plays well, nice deep and warm tones, good action, and stayed in tune well. The best guitar we played at this price point.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Buyer Beware!

              By Jack White

              from Southern Alabama

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Construction

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

                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.

                Comment on this review

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply amazing for the price

                By PGermain

                from Canada

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good looks
                • Rich Sound

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • The Everyday Guitar

                Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

                I saw the infomercial video Epiphone sent through my email and I just had to try it, cause I couldn't believe it had fooled all those musicians. Beautiful,great sounding, and dirt cheap the perfect combination for me. This is my everyday guitar to help save some wear on my higher end vintage guitars.

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