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Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar  

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    Outstanding value on a classic jumbo with a maple body.

    The Epiphone EJ-200 brings back the historic acoustic guitar deservedly known as the “King of the Flat-tops,” the J-200. Originally introduced in 1937, the J-200 set a standard for guitar excellence that others have been trying to match ever since. Today—over 70 years later—the legacy of “King of the Flat-tops” lives on in our EJ 200.

    When the J-200 was first introduced, it immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced and powerful acoustic instrument that could project over stages and radio. The J-200 was a radical new guitar, bigger and bolder than any previous design, and gave artists in the new American music scene of the ‘30s an instrument capable of projecting well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market—a fact that still holds true today. Gene Autry and Roy Rogers frequently made the J-200 their guitar of choice for dozens of Westerns, making cowboys and their guitars forever linked. The J-200 has been the best friend of country and western music ever since. The J-200 is the acoustic guitar that every player wants whether on the open range or an open stage.

    The J-200 style is simply the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, known equally for its majestic look and focused, complex sound. Every great rhythm guitarist and singer of the last century made the J-200 their primary acoustic instrument on stage (and for record covers, too) including Don Everly, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Buddy Holly, and Pete Townshend who used a J-200 style to compose the songs for The Who's Tommy. The EJ-200 gives you everything great from this iconic and historic guitar without the headaches or the pricetag of a vintage guitar.

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

    Features
    • Maple jumbo body with solid spruce top
    • Set maple neck
    • Rosewood fingerboard with crown inlays
    • Gold hardware
    • 25.5" scale
    • 1.6" nut width
    • Body, neck, and headstock binding
    • Tortoise shell style pickguard

    Make your music bigger with this affordable and great-sounding guitar. Order today.

     
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    EpiphoneEJ-200 Acoustic Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 102 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (77)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

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      (5)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good feel (3)
    • Stays in tune (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Practicing (3)
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        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I Love It But I Can't Explain It...

      Let me just say that I own a blonde True Vintage Gibson SJ-200. From across the room, they look like the same guitar. The necks feel similar. The Gibson costs over ten...Read complete review

      Let me just say that I own a blonde True Vintage Gibson SJ-200. From across the room, they look like the same guitar. The necks feel similar. The Gibson costs over ten times what the Epiphone costs. Why do I own both? I have wanted a Gibson SJ-200 since I was a youngster, and watched the cowboy movie stars playing them. Then there was Brian Jones. Now I own one. But when I travel, or play in a crowded bar, it stays home. The Epiphone goes along for the ride. I know that I won't live forever and that I should just use the Gibson, but it would make me ill to bump into a metal chair with it, or have some drunk stumble into it. As far as sound goes, the Gibson has a richer, more musical tone. But the Epiphone sounds quite good, and I don't know why. My wife doesn't notice much of a difference. I guess I just like it...
      All plywood guitar including the soundboard. It does have gold Grover tuners and a good finish.
      I have to give credit to Epiphone. I can find no flaw in the workmanship on mine. I guess I got a good one.
      I would like to rate it higher, but being all plywood, I can't. I think I will lose big if I sell it, but it's not going anywhere.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Plays nice. After some work.

      I bought mine online from another retailer as open box/demo. They picked a bad one for demonstration purposes. When I got it, the guitar was unplayable. The truss rod was too...Read complete review

      I bought mine online from another retailer as open box/demo. They picked a bad one for demonstration purposes. When I got it, the guitar was unplayable. The truss rod was too tight, causing severe back bow in the neck. On top of that, the action was sky high. I removed the strings, and to my surprise, the bridge pins all fell out. The wood was so dry, that the holes had relaxed around the pins. I loosened the truss rod, and put it in a room with a humidifier for a few days. In the mean time, I ordered a bone saddle to replace the cheap plastic one that was on it. Likewise, I ordered a set of Tusq bridge pins to replace the cheap plastic ones. So, after humidifying the guitar, resetting the neck, lowering the action/replacing the saddle, conditioning the fretboard, and new bridge pins it plays really well. I got mine for about half the retail price, so I didn't mind putting the effort into it. Had I bought it new, it would have been returned. This experience reinforces the fact that acoustics should be played before purchase. With electrics, you expect to have to work on them a little. Again, my situation was different, in that the guitar was previously handled by someone who obviously thought that (s)he could lower the action by tightening the truss rod. Overall, I like the guitar now, and plan on keeping it.

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      5.0

      Fantastic Jumbo Body Acoustic

      By Steranko75

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Nice finish
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        My smaller body acoustic was in need of replacement, and I tried out one of these. The warmth and projection cannot be over stated. This thing is ridiculously HUGE sounding, although records a bit boomy. The entire family knows when I'm playing guitar because of the projection. In fact, one day my brother was knocking on the door, and let himself in. Surprised, I said what are you doing and he told me he could hear my guitar outside so he knew I was home. I was playing in the back of the house and he heard it on the front porch!
        Beautiful appointments on this guitar, the inlays, mustache bridge, binding and finish are PERFECT.
        The guitar balances quite well, and the only thing that may improve it would be a slightly more slim neck (like the slim-taper, but I don't think you could do that on one of these). This guitar plays, records and sounds AMAZING. If you don't want a jumbo sound, don't buy this.

        One caution with Epiphones is that you should inspect them carefully. I have found some inconsistencies across the brand, the good ones are amazing and the bad ones are terrible. My luck has been very good, but in stores if you look at them carefully you'll likely see some poor examples.

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        3.0

        Plays nice. After some work.

        By Beaverinmass

        from Massachusetts

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Too Much Plastic

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        I bought mine online from another retailer as open box/demo. They picked a bad one for demonstration purposes. When I got it, the guitar was unplayable. The truss rod was too tight, causing severe back bow in the neck. On top of that, the action was sky high. I removed the strings, and to my surprise, the bridge pins all fell out. The wood was so dry, that the holes had relaxed around the pins. I loosened the truss rod, and put it in a room with a humidifier for a few days. In the mean time, I ordered a bone saddle to replace the cheap plastic one that was on it. Likewise, I ordered a set of Tusq bridge pins to replace the cheap plastic ones. So, after humidifying the guitar, resetting the neck, lowering the action/replacing the saddle, conditioning the fretboard, and new bridge pins it plays really well. I got mine for about half the retail price, so I didn't mind putting the effort into it. Had I bought it new, it would have been returned. This experience reinforces the fact that acoustics should be played before purchase. With electrics, you expect to have to work on them a little. Again, my situation was different, in that the guitar was previously handled by someone who obviously thought that (s)he could lower the action by tightening the truss rod. Overall, I like the guitar now, and plan on keeping it.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love this guitar

        By dramsey

        from central Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Cheap Pickguard
        • Plastic Nut And Saddle

        Best Uses

        • Great For Playing Rhythm
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        I have been playing guitar for about 25 years I have wanted a Gibson SJ200 since I was about 15 and first started playing. When I saw epiphone had a model similar to Gibson I had to do some research. After purchasing the Epi I took it a local luthier had had some minor adjustments made. I replaced the nut, saddle, and bridgepins with tusq products. I replaced the factory strings with elixir nano web mediums and had him adjust the truss rod. Realistically this is not a Gibson and does not sound exactly like one. But it doesn't miss it by much. It has a large booming sound. No fret buzz, and face it. She is beautiful to look at and play. I have always played dreadnoughts in the past. I don't ever want another dred after playing this. The only downside other than having to shell out extra cash for the nut and saddle, is the pickguard. The paint scratches off way to easily. Other than that I don't need a Gibson. After all I would just be paying for the name brand and status of owning a Gibson. I would highly recommend this guitar and the few additions.

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        (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Its A great Guitar and it a looker

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        Look if you are concidering this Guitar go for it you can`t go worng for the money Looks Great Sound Great Plays easy.
        For the money you can`t beat it! nice inlays, Gold finsh, pertty bindings I have to say this is a great Guitar if you like like me and always looks for a good guitar for a great price this is it!
        I have to say the looks and build quitiy is very good finish very good i bought the natrual I cant find any thing wrong with it it very nice guitar!..the action low and the highs and lows tone are spot on
        its worth it Buy it You`ll like it

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Used Was A Good Deal!

        By Idol Hanz

        from Northern California

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        Big booming sound.
        I don't know who "setup tech #26" is but he or she did a fantastic job setting up the used EJ200 I purchased. It was sold as a "Level One" quality meaning essentially it was like new. I was really surprised that the action was low but without any buzz---The way we all like it. I changed the strings after a couple of days and it still played and sounded wonderful.

        What was interesting was comparing it to my Gibson Hummingbird and Martin D15. The Epiphone EJ 200 is louder. I put new strings on the Hummingbird and Martin and that Epiphone still played and sounds brighter and louder. That was a big surprise to me. Definately exceeded my expectations.

        Whats sad is my other guitars are falling out of favor! The only thing I don't like about the Epiphones are the pickgaurds. Maybe I can find a thicker Gibson pickgaurd for it some day along with a better saddle and nut.

        I'm happy! Thanks Musician's Friend!
        My only nitpick gripe is the quality of the pickgaurd.
        Outstanding!

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        EJ-200 Review Warning

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        As I said above, save your money and get something better. I recommend the Yamaha L16 series guitars. Better quality control, and all solid wood. Thank you for reading this, and I hope it helps you out. Best of luck on your guitar journey

        I thought I would let people know a little bit about this guitar. First off the quality control doesn't seem to be any good for this model from Epiphone. I got two of these and had to send them both back to Musicians Friend. One model already had neck problems right out of the box, and the second model that I purchased had buzzing problems on quite a few frets.
        I really wanted to like this guitar, i'm a huge chris isaak fan and he plays the gibson model and I thought this was the only way to get a guitar like that, but also be affordable. Unfortunately its got its problems and the only way I could recommend purchasing this guitar is if you go to the store and try one yourself. There seems to be more bad models than good ones. Also on Epiphone's website it is said to be solid spruce now, but once again, some models are not all solid spruce. First one I got was, second one I got wasn't. To me that's just not a way to make a guitar. You should know what your buying before hand.
        So my advice in the end is to get a different/better guitar than this. If your willing to shell out about what this guitar costs, I would save up a little bit more. So any of you out there on the fence on this guitar, in my honest opinion, its not worth it and I would stay far away from it. The only thing it has going for it is its looks, but looks can be decieving.
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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Love It But I Can't Explain It...

        By Jimmyjuju

        from Northeast

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        Let me just say that I own a blonde True Vintage Gibson SJ-200. From across the room, they look like the same guitar. The necks feel similar. The Gibson costs over ten times what the Epiphone costs. Why do I own both? I have wanted a Gibson SJ-200 since I was a youngster, and watched the cowboy movie stars playing them. Then there was Brian Jones. Now I own one. But when I travel, or play in a crowded bar, it stays home. The Epiphone goes along for the ride. I know that I won't live forever and that I should just use the Gibson, but it would make me ill to bump into a metal chair with it, or have some drunk stumble into it. As far as sound goes, the Gibson has a richer, more musical tone. But the Epiphone sounds quite good, and I don't know why. My wife doesn't notice much of a difference. I guess I just like it...
        All plywood guitar including the soundboard. It does have gold Grover tuners and a good finish.
        I have to give credit to Epiphone. I can find no flaw in the workmanship on mine. I guess I got a good one.
        I would like to rate it higher, but being all plywood, I can't. I think I will lose big if I sell it, but it's not going anywhere.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        After A Year Of Having This Fine Instrument

        By Judgestone

        from Picayune, MS

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        Overall, I have some very expensive guitars; and I bought this one to have to play around without having to lug around the expensive ones. I put in a California Lace Soundhole Pickup and wired it to a new end jack, and it works and sounds great. I play this guitar more than I do any other guitar I have in my house and work.

        I like this guitar so much, I am heading out to get the "artist" model of it to have handy at work to play when I get breaks.

        No its not a Gibby SJ, but it sounds and plays darn close to one.
        Give It a 5 due to just a guitar with nothing fancy
        Here's my only complaint about this guitar. The one I bought has a slight reverse bow in neck. I would send it back, but I have had it set up professionally and even though it is a slight reverse bow, it actually worked out pretty good with medium strings on it. This worked out great for leads. The only real problem it gives me is if I try to capo high up on the neck. I get a few fret outs and buzzes.
        Great value.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pleasantly Surprized

        By WhiteSG1

        from Perkasie, PA

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        I like the look, sound, and playability of the guitar. The original saddle and bridge pins are a must change in my opinion. Definitely go with TUSQ replacement parts and you'll have yourself a great guitar for a good price.
        Guitar looks, plays, and sounds really good. I bought so I would have an inexpensive guitar to take to gigs and to jam with friends. I did replace the saddle and bridge pins with TUSQ products and it made a huge difference. I also put in a Lr baggs Anthem SL pickup system and I am really happy with it. If you are looking for a nice playing and sounding guitar this is definitely worth it.
        I know this guitar isn't as nice as my Martin or as nice as its Gibson counterpart. But, it is a nice guitar in its price range.
        It is totally worth it at that price.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Couldn't be happier!

        By 4hooves4me

        from Auburn, CA

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

        Here is an inexpensive guitar, with the quality tone of it's far-more expensive counterparts! A great instrument to invest in, whether beginner or lifetime musician, Epiphone has done a fantastic job, once again!

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