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Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar  

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There's something magical about the big-bodied, all-maple jumbo "200" acoustic guitar. It's got a classic sound and classic look that has powered hit...Read More

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A modern take on the popular 200 jumbo style at a price that makes it affordable for anyone.

There's something magical about the big-bodied, all-maple jumbo "200" acoustic guitar. It's got a classic sound and classic look that has powered hits in rock, pop, and country for over 75 years. Now the Epiphone 2014 Limited Edition EJ-200 Artist offers you all that magic for less money.

The King of the Flat Tops, Reborn
The "200" jumbo style might be the world's most famous acoustic guitar, known equally for its majestic look and focused, complex sound. Since the late 1930s, many of the great rhythm guitarists and singers have made the "200" their primary acoustic instrument both on stage, on recordings, and even on record covers, including Don Everly, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Buddy Holly, and Pete Townshend who used a "200" Jumbo to compose the songs for The Who's rock opera Tommy. The "200" Jumbo acoustic guitar is still a must-have for guitarists in every genre of music. And now the Ltd. Ed. "EJ-200 Artist" makes that classic sound affordable to everyone.

Based on Epiphone's legendary EJ-200, the Ltd. Ed. "EJ-200 Artist" features the same "Jumbo" body as the original with a select spruce top with hand-scalloped bracing for superior tone along with select maple back and sides which not only support the top but also help amplify its classic full-bodied tone.

The body has 6-layer black and white binding and the easy-to-play hard maple neck has a 25.5" scale length with medium frets with a 1960s SlimTaper profile that makes playing chords and rhythm easy. The hand-glued dovetail neck joint also contributes to the EJ-200 Artist's deep rich bass, clear mids, and brilliant highs that fill a room with jumbo-sized projection and volume. The solid rosewood fingerboard is fully bound and inlaid with pearloid dot inlays for a simple but elegant look. Its reverse belly rosewood bridge has a compensated saddle for solid intonation and tone. Choose from a variety of finishes from the drop-down menu.

Tuning is made easy, reliable, and intuitive with Epiphone's precision 18:1 ratio vintage style "Deluxe" tuners. The back of the headstock has a "Limited Edition" logo and the front of the headstock has a '60s era "Epiphone" logo.

Quality You Can Trust
Backed by Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's famous 24/7/365 Customer Service, you can rest assured that your Ltd. Ed. "EJ-200 Artist" will have jumbo sound without any jumbo worries. But hurry, this is a Limited Edition model and won't last long.

FEATURES
  • Top material: Select spruce with hand-scalloped bracing
  • Body material: Select maple
  • Body size: Jumbo
  • Neck material: Hard maple
  • Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail
  • Truss Rod: 2-way adjustable
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard material: Rosewood with pearloid "dot" inlays
  • Binding fingerboard: 1-ply (White)
  • Body: 6-ply (W/B/W/B/W/B)
  • Fingerboard radius: 14"
  • Frets: 20; medium
  • Bridge: Rosewood; Reverse-Belly
  • Saddle: Compensated
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Epiphone "Deluxe" with 18:1 ratio
  • Other: "Limited Edition" logo on back of headstock
  • Warranty Epiphone Limited Lifetime
  • Case sold separately

Order this special 2014 today before they're all gone.

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EpiphoneEJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (10)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great buy

I always wanted a 'super jumbo' so I jumped at the chance to get one at this price the last time MF had a batch of these EJ200s.
It's loud and sounds...Read complete review

I always wanted a 'super jumbo' so I jumped at the chance to get one at this price the last time MF had a batch of these EJ200s.
It's loud and sounds good. Looks great, too.
Mine was set up real well out of the box & didn't need any adjusting. The action is low but doesn't buzz anywhere.
I might buy another one in Sunburst this time. (I got Natural before).
The hardest part about owning an EJ200 is finding a case or gig bag that doesn't cost at least half as much as the guitar!

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Good clean sound, poor workmanship

This is a Chinese made guitar. My first one had deep severe random orbital sander marks all over the front and back and the finish looked as if it was brushed on with a...Read complete review

This is a Chinese made guitar. My first one had deep severe random orbital sander marks all over the front and back and the finish looked as if it was brushed on with a deck brush. The intonation was off more than 5 cents and in general the glue and workmanship looked extremely poor. I always expect to do a complete setup on the Asian guitars but these problems were unacceptable and uncorrectable. I thought (hoped?) maybe it was a bad reclaim that shouldn't have made it out the door. It was sent back to MF for exchange.

I received the replacement ten days later and was very disappointed that the body on this one also has noticeable random orbital sander marks in the wood and the finish has significant flaws besides looking like a bad brush job by a middle school shop student. The neck and frets are rough and uneven but it looks like they can be brought into spec with a truss rod adjustment and some serious fret leveling, crowning, and polishing. The intonation is within 5 cents at the 12th fret, which is the cutoff point for acoustics in my book -- we'll see what the truss rod adjustment and new strings do. The tone is good -- sounds like a maple jumbo is expected to sound -- and the action out of the box is unusally light and low with minimal fret buzz, despite the fret variability.

My biggest concern with this guitar is that whoever made it is has no clue how to properly shape, sand, glue, and finish wood. Bad sign for a guitar factory and really unacceptable for something bearing the Epiphone name. The Indonesian Epiphones I have (3 total) are of significantly better build and quality with immaculate finishes. Otherwise, a good sounding and acceptably playable instrument out of the box needing (hopefully) only minor adjustments. The favorable recommendation is based on value-price point compared to other similarly priced (i.e., cheap) guitars, not any great qualities of the guitar itself. I'll let it settle in and acclimate for several weeks before I go completely through it and update this review if there are any additional concerns.

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5.0

AN ARTIST EVEN AN ARTIST CAN AFFORD

By JP

from San Luis Obispo, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Outstanding Value
  • Perfect Set-up
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Great Backup
    • Outdoor Performing
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

    I've had almost without exception good luck with open-box purchases from MF, but this one may beat them all. I still can't believe that someone returned this guitar, unless they just found it a bit too "jumbo". Nor can I believe that a guitar of this quality can sell for so little. I guess I'm showing my age. The set-up was perfect, and compares well to my 1973 Gibson J-160 E as far as intonation and play-ability of the neck are concerned. No, the finish doesn't compare, the bridge and nut are plastic and it doesn't come with a case. I'm still astounded. I've played this guitar(finger-style, flat-pick) for a couple hours, left it out in the room, put it in the back of my truck (in an old case of course!) bounced along the road with it and the thing's still in tune! It was ALMOST in tune on arrival after shipping and handling by UPS! The sound is full and rich and may brighten with time. But if it doesn't, who cares? Saying I've got my money's worth would be a gross understatement.

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    3.0

    Jumbo tone for little money

    By Steve Wanzer

    from Burns, Oregon

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Requires Constant Tuning

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

    First, I give Musicians Friend a 10 for service.Now for the guitar. The first EJ200 had a very high set up. A sticker on the back of the head says,set up in the U.S.A..What they call a set up consists of bowing the neck , and shimming the bridge saddle until it quits buzzing.The nut was cut 1/16" wider than the neck on both sides.There was a gap in the butt joint at the base of the body. I sent it back, and got a replacement.After 2 weeks I got the second ES200.It had the same set up as the first guitar.The nut was cut well.The color of the top matched much better, as the first one was 2 tone. These are natural and show things that are otherwise covered by paint.The pick guard was placed on crooked, not even with the neck, and covering part of the rosette.There is a 1/2" chip in the clear finish on the top edge of the upper bout that looks like a chip in a windshield.Musicians friend offered to replace this guitar also so I can not fault them. I did not feel like waiting another 2 weeks for another guitar, so I took a small discount on this guitar and will keep it as a beater. No longer worried about the warranty I set the action down were it belongs and had to level all the frets from 10 on down. Even then , the G string had a buzz until I replace it. After I get the frets polished up it will be a very good sounding guitar .Epiphone needs to step up their game on quality control.Thanks again Musicians friend.

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    4.0

    A good bargain

    By Paw-Paw Red Dog

    from Lake Charles, La

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      I'm a semi-pro guitarist who's been playing for over 40 years.
      The guitar out of the box came with a little bit of buzz in the strings (very low). A slight twist on the truss rod and very slight elevation on the bridges made it good to go.
      I replaced the strings with .13, but I'll go down to .11 next time because the guitar has a rich, full sound as it is. I bought it for busking (street corner playing) in Southwest Louisiana, where the weather is harsh; not only is the guitar rugged, but it looks fine for that purpose.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      EJ-200 ARTIST ACOUSTIC GUITAR review

      By Jerry Wallace

      from Texas

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      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Fret buzz
      • High Action
      • Poor Construction
      • Sloppy finish

      Best Uses

      • Learn To Become A Luthier
      • Project Guitar

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this because I don't have the money for the Gibson equivalent. The frets were buzzing BIG TIME right out of the box. The quality of this guitar is poor. Lots of sloppy shortcuts and finish work. I thought I could afford it at this price, but I still wish I wouldn't have bought this guitar. I'm pretty disappointed that it was sent to me without atleast a minor set up. The fret buzz is ridiculous. Multiple strings in multiple places are buzzing. Guess they saw me coming.

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      4.0

      Great buy for the price.

      By Bubba

      from Lake Elsinore, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      For the money, you're certainly not going to get a better acoustic guitar. Not a Gibson, but not bad at all.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good clean sound, poor workmanship

      By Dr. Hansen

      from Quad Cities Iowa

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Rich Sound

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      This is a Chinese made guitar. My first one had deep severe random orbital sander marks all over the front and back and the finish looked as if it was brushed on with a deck brush. The intonation was off more than 5 cents and in general the glue and workmanship looked extremely poor. I always expect to do a complete setup on the Asian guitars but these problems were unacceptable and uncorrectable. I thought (hoped?) maybe it was a bad reclaim that shouldn't have made it out the door. It was sent back to MF for exchange.

      I received the replacement ten days later and was very disappointed that the body on this one also has noticeable random orbital sander marks in the wood and the finish has significant flaws besides looking like a bad brush job by a middle school shop student. The neck and frets are rough and uneven but it looks like they can be brought into spec with a truss rod adjustment and some serious fret leveling, crowning, and polishing. The intonation is within 5 cents at the 12th fret, which is the cutoff point for acoustics in my book -- we'll see what the truss rod adjustment and new strings do. The tone is good -- sounds like a maple jumbo is expected to sound -- and the action out of the box is unusally light and low with minimal fret buzz, despite the fret variability.

      My biggest concern with this guitar is that whoever made it is has no clue how to properly shape, sand, glue, and finish wood. Bad sign for a guitar factory and really unacceptable for something bearing the Epiphone name. The Indonesian Epiphones I have (3 total) are of significantly better build and quality with immaculate finishes. Otherwise, a good sounding and acceptably playable instrument out of the box needing (hopefully) only minor adjustments. The favorable recommendation is based on value-price point compared to other similarly priced (i.e., cheap) guitars, not any great qualities of the guitar itself. I'll let it settle in and acclimate for several weeks before I go completely through it and update this review if there are any additional concerns.

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      4.0

      This is a great guitar for the money

      By part time strummer

      from Thousand Oaks, CA.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Less Than Mint Condition

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues
      • When Inspiration Strikes

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

      I purchased this guitar as a restock, listed as "mint condition". However, the pick guard was well worn around the edges and the fret board was very dry in appearance. I am not one for eye candy, I kept it. Exceptional sounds, good action and, hopefully, an excellent value. There was to be "Limited Edition" stamped on the headstock, but was missing from mine. And yes, this is a big guitar with a big sound. I purchased the acoustic gig bag from Musicians Friend and it does fit this guitar nicely. I do love this guitar. Fun to play, great sound and easy action. And that's the bottom line.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A very well built guitar!!!

      By acoustic-picker

      from pennsylvania

      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 EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

        The guitar I recieved, was flawless, The pictures on the site don't do this guitar justice. The sound is very BIG, I never heard an acoustic so loud. The action was perfect for me, out of the box. Musicians Friend, shiped the guitar lightning fast too! If you are thinking of buying this guitar do it you won't be disappointed!!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Got me back into guitar

        By Spencer717

        from Leola PA

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Needs Good Setup

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

        I got this guitar to get back into playing and have a guitar in my apartment. I don't consider it as good as a guitar costing more but that being said I enjoy having this guitar to play. It does a good job for a beginner or like me getting back into playing after a short break.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Satisfied With the EJ 200 Artist

        By Spencer717

        from Leola PA

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        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good looks
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Playing To Online Tunes
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

          A great way for me to get back in to consistent playing after years away from traditional lessons or playing. This is a good way to proove I can save up and spend on something better in the future. It plays well out of the box.

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