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Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst

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Solid sitka spruce top and luxurious appointments in an acoustic-electric cutaway, offered at a steal.

From Epiphone comes the beautiful entry-level acoustic-electric guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd often find on higher-end instruments, the Epiphone AJ-220SCE 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's full, deep, and loud. The cutaway guitar body design provides comfort when accessing the upper-register frets on the rosewood fretboard.

The Epiphone AJ-220SCE guitar's mahogany back and sides paired with a solid Sitka spruce top brings out rich harmonics, lots of projection, and clarity in tone. A glued neck joint keeps the 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 acoustic-electric guitar's rosewood bridge and fretboard produces lasting sustain, in a deep appearance.

The SlimTaper D-shape neck and 12" radius add speed and comfort to your playing, while lessening player exhaustion. The Epiphone guitar's ebony fretboard, rosewood bridge, and bone nut produce some of the clearest tone possible, so you can hear your notes with crystal clarity.

At the heart of this Epiphone acoustic-electric guitar is the integrated electronics, letting you plug in and amplify quickly and painlessly. The Nanoflex pickup is capable of conveying all the harmonic and organic dimensions of the acoustic sound spectrum. Nanoflex pickups produce an open sound, conveying natural harmonic overtones. Shadow developed a unique technology that amplifies and shields directly at the pickup. This innovative technology keeps loss of sound at an absolute minimum and guarantees a signal that is completely free of noise. The Epiphone AJ-220SCE guitar's preamp includes master volume, high EQ, low EQ, phase reversal, chromatic tuner, and dynamics controls to dial in your ideal amplified guitar voice.

Dressed in a polyurethane finish and featuring such desirable appointments as sealed die-cast tuners and nickel hardware, you will love the look of this Epiphone guitar as much as its sound. Built under the expertise of Epiphone's master craftsmen, the AJ-220SCE acoustic-electric 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
  • Advanced jumbo cutaway body style
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Glued neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • SlimTaper D-shape neck
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 12" radius
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Shadow NanoFlex bridge pickup
  • Controls: master volume, high EQ, low EQ, phase reversal, chromatic tuner, dynamics
  • Sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 ratio
  • Nickel hardware
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EpiphoneAJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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Epiphone AJ220SCE review

It needs very minor adjustment (humidify it a day or so with a damp sponge in the case) such as smooth the fret ends with the right type file (cheap to buy from...Read complete review

It needs very minor adjustment (humidify it a day or so with a damp sponge in the case) such as smooth the fret ends with the right type file (cheap to buy from StewMac), deepen the nut slots carefully (most folks should have a luthier do this), oil the fretboard and bridge wood, clean off the frets and change strings last. I took out some neck relief and tune mine to 1/2 step low and then let 1/8 turn out if needed to get just enough neck relief to stop rattles.

Good sound, not stellar. But it's not second rate tone and for the price acoustically it is remarkable. Add a good pickup/tuner package from the factory and good tuners, it's a value that is hard to top.
Rated 9 because it has Shadow Nanoflex with tuner and good tuning machines similar to Grovers. The saddle looks and feels like bleached bone, but not certain.

So it has all the basic features we look for in an A/E cutaway dread.
At this price point, it's well built, over-finished in poly which is understandable. The detailing is neat and pretty good wood grains in the mahogany back/sides and spruce top (which is solid).

Setup at fret 12 was almost ideal (3/32" bass side and 2/32" treble side gap). Nuts slots need to be deepened, but leave it to a luthier unless you know what you are doing.

The action over all was good enough to play but can be improved with minimal work as long as it's done right.
This I rate a 10 because it's a good priced guitar with pretty good electronics, good acoustic sound, good factory setup, and good appearance and build quality. It's nearly the quality of a Guild GAD series D25, but those are more money with a nice case and no pickup.

So for performance on stage that calls for a guitar with a built in pickup/tuner, the Epi wins. Value is high and I keep tabs on the better guitar values. I have played Taylors with Expression that I would skip and take the Epi for acoustic tone at a great savings! Sometimes, 'good enough' is all that is needed.

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It always need a setup after a few month

Well, I've learned that you get what you pay for, so I should have known this guitar needed a lot of fix up. However, it wasn't so bad for a first acoustic....Read complete review

Well, I've learned that you get what you pay for, so I should have known this guitar needed a lot of fix up. However, it wasn't so bad for a first acoustic. The top would always be uneven, but that's my fault since I need to humidify it. The bridge pins would stay put after changing strings. There's just too much deadening and buzzing near the 12th fret. However, I loved the way it sounds, played it at my school talent show, and made the best of it. On the other hand, I'm saving up for a Martin Road Series acoustic.

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(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone AJ220SCE review

By Blackdogxx

from Richmond VA

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Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

It needs very minor adjustment (humidify it a day or so with a damp sponge in the case) such as smooth the fret ends with the right type file (cheap to buy from StewMac), deepen the nut slots carefully (most folks should have a luthier do this), oil the fretboard and bridge wood, clean off the frets and change strings last. I took out some neck relief and tune mine to 1/2 step low and then let 1/8 turn out if needed to get just enough neck relief to stop rattles.

Good sound, not stellar. But it's not second rate tone and for the price acoustically it is remarkable. Add a good pickup/tuner package from the factory and good tuners, it's a value that is hard to top.
Rated 9 because it has Shadow Nanoflex with tuner and good tuning machines similar to Grovers. The saddle looks and feels like bleached bone, but not certain.

So it has all the basic features we look for in an A/E cutaway dread.
At this price point, it's well built, over-finished in poly which is understandable. The detailing is neat and pretty good wood grains in the mahogany back/sides and spruce top (which is solid).

Setup at fret 12 was almost ideal (3/32" bass side and 2/32" treble side gap). Nuts slots need to be deepened, but leave it to a luthier unless you know what you are doing.

The action over all was good enough to play but can be improved with minimal work as long as it's done right.
This I rate a 10 because it's a good priced guitar with pretty good electronics, good acoustic sound, good factory setup, and good appearance and build quality. It's nearly the quality of a Guild GAD series D25, but those are more money with a nice case and no pickup.

So for performance on stage that calls for a guitar with a built in pickup/tuner, the Epi wins. Value is high and I keep tabs on the better guitar values. I have played Taylors with Expression that I would skip and take the Epi for acoustic tone at a great savings! Sometimes, 'good enough' is all that is needed.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasant Surprise

By Matthew Littleton

from Colorado

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this as a used item to have a backup acoustic-electric for gigs etc...The overall quality of this guitar is amazing!!! It sounds pretty good unplugged just change the strings (I use Martin phosphor SP) I plugged it in to my roland-ac 60 and it sounds very "tinny" at first but make a few adjustments to the onboard electronics and you can get a pretty good sound out of it. I am not ever too concerned with the finish of a guitar but this one looks really great (I bought mine in natural). I have this guitar hanging on the wall by my bed and grab it anytime inspiration hits me. It is a keeper for shure!!!

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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By Brian Fraher

from Florida

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Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

You cannot find a better guitar for the price. It arrived in perfect, playable condition.
The sound is amazing. I am very, very satisfied with this AJ. I'd buy another one in a heart beat if I needed another acoustic guitar.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value!

By Danny2e

from Dunwoody, GA

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Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If you are looking for great acoustic tone on a budget, this guitar will fullfill that need and then some. I own this guitar and have been very pleased with the playability and tone.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great guitar....BUT

By Trashton Porter

from Seffner,Fl.

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Pros

  • Excellent tone
  • Favorite Guitar
  • No feedback
  • Phase Switch

Cons

  • Bad Bridgepins
  • Special Batteries
  • Weak batteries

Best Uses

  • Everyday Playing
  • Gigging
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

My "bar guitar" (Takamine) bit the dust, so I needed a new everyday player.I own a Martin D-18 1970's vintage that stays home.

I went out and started playing guitars at a local dealer and started auditioning guitars off of the acoustic guitar wall. I played Martin's, Takamine's, and others that had a price tag of around a grand. I blindly picked this Epiphone 220 from the wall and started playing it. It needed to be setup for sure. However, I liked the way it felt, sounded,and played. When I looked at the price I was shocked at how cheap it was. Actually, I was kind of embarrassed...I left but went back the next day and bought it. I had it setup but upon playing it for a few hours I found there was zero sustain on 3 strings. I noticed a bridge-pin was popping out. I plugged it back in and the pin shot across the room in two pieces! I removed all of the strings to find that bridge-pins were made of soft, molded plastic. Hard plastic pins are dirt cheap.
I took the guitar to my luthier. I went with expensive brass bridge-pins.
Now I have long and even sustain across all strings. The electronics sounds incredible.The tuner has lights (including sharps and flats) so tuning on a dark stage is good. I can CRANK the volume on this guitar and it goes real loud without feedback!
The sound from unplugged to plugged does not change much. The electronics requires flat "watch" batteries. Make SURE you have 2 of these batteries in your case if your gigging with this guitar. When I purchased the guitar the batteries were not full charge. I changed the batteries at same time as bridge-pins.

The phase switch does make a positive difference in some cases where there is hum from lights,etc.

In the studio this guitar sounds better than any of my other guitars PERIOD.
My Martin is in my closet gaining value. My Epiphone is played daily.

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(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Affordable guitar with great features!!

By Nocturne

from Miami

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Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Played one at Guitar Center and it was awesome, but I like my acoustics new and untouched so I ordered one new. When it arrived it was completely unplayable. The bridge was set too low, and the frets were unleveled and peeling up from the bevels. Got the exchange delivered a few days ago. there are good and bad things about this guitar. I'll start with the bad. First, it does not have Grover tuners as advertised. Which is strange because most new Epi's come with them. Not a big deal though, you can get a set of Grover 18:1 for about $40 online. Of course, the strings were crappy so had to change those. The guitar did not come set up well at all. I had to do a truss rod adjustment, and a little bit of filing in the nut. That being said, it is a great guitar now! Great tone and projection that stays balanced. Super fast neck that plays almost like an electric. Ebony fretboard and solid top for $300? You can't beat that. Great electronics with an accurate easy to use tuner and phaser. I gave it a 4 for quality because the craftsmanship is typical Epiphone, fake inlays, uneven fretboard stain, plastic nut and bridge, but what do you expect for $300. You can't find a better guitar than this for the price.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By grey gremillion

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for almost six months now, and can't find a single thing I don't just love about it. I even chose this because the sound and quality were, in my opinion, over all better.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar for the money...

By JackMack

from Monterey, California

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Pros

  • Good Sound Amped Or Not
  • Nice Finishstays In Tune
  • Overall good construction

Cons

  • Fret Ends Could Be Filed
  • Much Better Wnew Strings
  • Scratches In Finish

Best Uses

  • Stage Guitar Thru Paset

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my second aj220, bought as a gift for my grand-daughter. The natural finish is nice, but I was surprised to see several blemishes and scratches near the battery door. I received it about a month before her birthday so I could return it if I wasn't satisfied. After playing it a few days, I decided I could live with it even though the fret ends were not dressed properly, I will need to have some work done to it. The action was okay, new strings made it sound better. These are good axes for the dough, and certainly are good enough to play out when you don't want to risk taking expensive guitars to bar gigs. I've used one of these for about 2 years on jobs where the Gibsons shouldn't go. Overall a good sounding and good looking guitar for the money...my expensive accoustics are not 6 times better...but are 6 times the money. Add a small budget for the luthier, and you'll have a fine player. If mine gets broke, I'll buy another aj220 to replace it. jm

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Guitar...

By City Sound

from Lake Worth, Fl

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Pros

  • Full sound
  • Satin Neck

Cons

  • Light Body

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Nice Guitar for under $300. I'm a drummer with a home studio. I had a budget for an acoustic electric guitar. I did a bunch of research in the $200-$300 range. This one seemed to be the one. While the body is a bit light,the guitar overall is a nice sounding piece. Everyone who plays it, enjoys it. The guitar has a nice full sound. It's great for recording acoustically using mics. The electronics sound really good too. Again, a full range of sound.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's great other than...

    By Tristen

    from Utah

    Pros

    • Feels good
    • Looks good
    • Sounds good

    Cons

    • May Need Some Adjustment

    Best Uses

    • At home

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I haven't been able to put it down. The only thing that I don't like about it is that there is some fret buzzing that I'll have to get around to fixing soon. Other than that, it sounds great, the vintage sunburst is beautiful, the tuner is pretty accurate and it's comfortable to hold!

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