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Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst 

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Product #423939
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Overview

  • 6-string acoustic guitar
  • Advanced jumbo body style
  • Mahogany back and sides
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $261.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $62.00
  • Your Price:
    $19900
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    $199.00 Top Rated

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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.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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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by PowerReviews
EpiphoneAJ-220S Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good audio (11)
  • Stays in tune (9)
  • Consistent (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (12)
    • Jamming (9)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Recording (4)
    • School bands (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great 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...Read complete review

    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!

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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.

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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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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      4.0

      A Real Peach!

      By Johno

      from Leon, WV

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought a blemmed AJ-220S, figuring it couldn't be all that bad. Well, the blem was inconsequential. When I patched it up, and re-strung it (nearly always helps a new guitar), I had this sweet, smooth player. Crisp yet warm tones, and oh so clean neck. One of my better 'cheapos'. Love it!

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        5.0

        Fantastic guitar

        By Ray

        from Atlanta, Ga.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune
        • This Is A Great Guitar

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • My Own Pleasure
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic 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 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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        (3 of 3 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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 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.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 5 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...

            Comment on this review

            (7 of 7 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.

              Comment on this review

              (7 of 7 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

                (2 of 2 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.

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