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Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Gibson's classic J-200 style with eSonic2 electronics and generous cutaway.

Epiphone's EJ-200CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar offers all the playability, sound and style of the revered Gibson original at an easier price. A staple of stage and studio, the original Gibson model has been played by everyone from Elvis to Emmylou Harris and is a favorite among singer-songwriters. The Epiphone EJ-200C has a jumbo maple body with spruce top, traditional mustache bridge, gold hardware, and classic crown fretboard inlays. The onboard electronics make it plug-and-play-ready for the stage. Unplugged this jumbo box creates a big, tightly focused sound.The eSonic2 preampWhen you're ready to take the stage, the onboard eSonic 2 preamp will help you quickly dial in the robust acoustic tone of the EJ-200CE. It faithfully captures the guitar's rich harmonic range. A precision chromatic tuner with automatic muting helps keep your intonation dead-on and allows discrete onstage tuning. The muting feature also keeps things quiet when plugging and unplugging the EJ-200CE into an amp or PA. NanoFlex pickupThe term "NanoFlex" refers to its ultra thin (nano-like) profile and its flexibility that allows it to conform to any surface shape. This assures complete guitar-to-pickup-to-saddle contact. Unlike other under-saddle pickups, the NanoFlex design utilizes 7 highly-sensitive and ultra-responsive layers of sensor material to not only sense the vibrations of the strings but the vibrations of the guitar body as well. The NanoFlex is the first pickup to incorporate active amplification directly at the pickup. As a result, the signal does not pass through even a single millimeter of the wire and therefore, the signal quality is uncompromised

FEATURES
  • Select maple jumbo body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Set Slim Taper maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with crown inlays
  • Rosewood bridge with synthetic bone saddle
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • eSonic2 preamp with built-in tuner and NanoFlex/NanoMag pickups
  • Stylish mustache bridge and pickguard
  • Sloped Dovewing Epiphone headstock
  • 14:1 die-cast Gold Grover machine heads
  • Gold screws on the traditional "bell" style truss rod cover
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Body, neck, and headstock binding
  • Case sold separately

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EpiphoneEJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 210 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (156)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (32)
  • Good audio (30)
  • Fun to play (29)
  • Good feel (28)
  • Consistent (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (31)
  • Practicing (31)
  • Recording (28)
  • Small venues (24)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Professional musician (7), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This guitar is a steal! She is a beauty!!!

I have been looking at this guitar for some time but was hesitant to get one. I had never played a jumbo before. I played a used one in my local guitar shop and...Read complete review

I have been looking at this guitar for some time but was hesitant to get one. I had never played a jumbo before. I played a used one in my local guitar shop and liked it so much I ordered one from MF the next day! First thing you notice is the finish. Mine is the Vintage Sunburst and it is flawless... The way the color wraps around the guitar is stunning. It looks great from any angle.... Mine was setup perfectly. That is saying something! I like my Epiphones but most need work. This one is really nice. Plays very easy. It sounds great acoustic. Plenty loud. It really comes alive when plugged in! The electronics are amazing! From finger picking to hard strumming, it sounds fantastic! Line in a chorus pedal and magic happens! I am still getting used to the Jumbo size but it is over all very comfortable to play. It does jack your arm up a bit while sitting but you get used to it. I got this guitar to do acoustic gigs with my son. Very glad I did. This guitar is the whole package. Beautiful looks, great sound and great price! The only other Epi that I have played that was any better out of the box was the Masterbuilt. This Jumbo looks just as good or better, has the same electronics and is cheaper. I Am very happy with it!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love the guitar not so much the electronics, eSONIC 2!!!

After spending a few hours adjusting the action on my guitar I discovered the eSONIC 2 is not working as it should. I did not want to send the guitar back to MF so...Read complete review

After spending a few hours adjusting the action on my guitar I discovered the eSONIC 2 is not working as it should. I did not want to send the guitar back to MF so I'm driving two hours to, Guitar Center, in Las Vegas, to have the eSONIC changed out. Hoping I'll only need to do this once. Actually, two times. I'll need to make a return trip to pick up my guitar when it has been repaired.:(

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(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

After one year of playing...

By Louie McNeal

from Northern most Southern Mordor

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Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

...I received this guitar last year. I decided to play it for a year and then give it a review. I play about 275 shows a year in various size venues both inside and outside, year round, alone in a solo setting as well as in acoustic duos, trios and in full production bands. I have used this guitar in all of those live performance situations as well as numerous recording situations and general 'around-the-house' playing.So, how did it hold up? This is a absolutely great guitar. For years I have dreamed of owning a Gibson J200, but I actually play music for a living and it is my only source of income, so the price has just been too prohibitive. The price on this guitar is ridiculously affordable, well within anyone's ability wiling to save up for a few weeks.The sound of this instrument both plugged in and unplugged is pretty diverse. The two pickups blend well and stand alone fine. The stereo function is a real plus. I experiment with two gtr cables and blend two channels on my mixer with various settings and slightly different effects. It's about the funnest guitar to play that I have ever owned.The body is very well constructed and light, especially for a jumbo bodied guitar. I've had to do seasonal adjustments on the neck, but I have never owned a guitar that didn't require this.It is a great sounding guitar with an ease of playability that is usually reserved for guitars I've played worth thousands of dollars.When it comes to the looks of the guitar... I have a black one with gold hardware and it is a beauty. I get comments on it everytime I take it out of its case at a show. I can't bear to keep it in it's case when I am home. I always seem to have it within arms reach or at least in my line of sight.If you do buy this one, you will definately have to buy the case that goes with it as not many genaric cases will fit around this big guitar. The case I bought for mine provides great protection, but one of the clasps doesn't fasten (had to be something).After one year of dragging this guitar from gig to gig and session to session I can truely say that this is one thing I have bought in the past 5 years that has actually been worth the money spent. I would highly recomend this for songwriters as wll. Strum one chod on ths, and you'll feel like writing a song with it. A pure joy to play.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A GREAT guitar, with full sound

By GusMan

from Bellingham, WA

Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I own 3 $$$ Taylor guitars (710ce, 812ce, T5 Custom) and wanted a less expensive guitar for taking boating, camping and jamming outdoors. So I bought this EJ-200CE (maple) guitar because the price looked great and the light color wouldn't get too hot in the sunlight. Wasn't expecting it to become my MAIN guitar!!! I use it all the time. It has a great full sound. Played finger style using the palm of my hand for rhythm makes is sound as though I've got perussion thing going. And the unplugged volume and sound quality (when playing outdoors) is better than my $3000 Taylors. Plugged in, the sound is very good, although the Taylors do sound better in that regard, because of their "expression system". My only complaint was the top 3 strings rattled off the frets when I received it so I spent $50 and had it setup correctly. Bottom line, if you want ONE guitar to take with you that has great action and sound, and not worry about it getting dinged...get this one.

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Bryce Bass

from Missouri

Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

overall this guitar is an unreal steal for the money
bought this guitar 2 years ago and was astonished by the tone, finish, and just every all around feature of this guitar for the price
AMAZING!!! this guitar has insane tone plugged and unplugged...ive played through tons of amps and pa's and no matter what type or quality of amp ive used i still get awesome sound...
great amazing guitar for the price...i was planning on forking out the cash for a high end taylor till i played this and then i was sold...the low tones are unmatched, and it doesn't drowned out the highs, plus the great tuner, not to mention the insanity that comes from both of the pickups, the nanoflex and the magnaflex!!!! couldn't pass it up...and you shouldn't either...

(12 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EJ-200CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

By Teke200

from Salem, Missouri USA

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Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is every bit worth the money. Low action, great sound, quality built. Will last a long time to come. I have played for more than 40 years, have owned many guitars, i have 6 now, this guitar is one of the top best acoustics ive played. Get yourself one or two !

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the bucks !

By Richard Raley

from Tx

Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Came to me in short order. Action needed no adjustment out of the box. Plugged into my little Roland AC 60, and was blown away with the nanoflex pickups. Sounds as good as my Martin OMC Aura or my Taylor 714, The finish did have a couple of imperfections. Really not visible, unless you're really up close and personal doing an inspect. Certainly livable for the price. I have other Epi's from 64 and 65. The Caballero and the Cortez. Both have served me well though the yrs! I expect this to do the same!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is a steal! She is a beauty!!!

By TeamRiptide17

from Winnabow NC

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Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been looking at this guitar for some time but was hesitant to get one. I had never played a jumbo before. I played a used one in my local guitar shop and liked it so much I ordered one from MF the next day! First thing you notice is the finish. Mine is the Vintage Sunburst and it is flawless... The way the color wraps around the guitar is stunning. It looks great from any angle.... Mine was setup perfectly. That is saying something! I like my Epiphones but most need work. This one is really nice. Plays very easy. It sounds great acoustic. Plenty loud. It really comes alive when plugged in! The electronics are amazing! From finger picking to hard strumming, it sounds fantastic! Line in a chorus pedal and magic happens! I am still getting used to the Jumbo size but it is over all very comfortable to play. It does jack your arm up a bit while sitting but you get used to it. I got this guitar to do acoustic gigs with my son. Very glad I did. This guitar is the whole package. Beautiful looks, great sound and great price! The only other Epi that I have played that was any better out of the box was the Masterbuilt. This Jumbo looks just as good or better, has the same electronics and is cheaper. I Am very happy with it!!!

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  • No

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By BluesDruid

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • beautiful guitar
  • Better Volume Than My Mar
  • Built in tuner
  • feel
  • Good Volume
  • Great Low Action
  • Playability

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Composing
  • Live
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I don't think you can buy a better guitar at this price. My Martin Shenandoah doesn't hold a candle to it. Excellent craftsmanship combined with a warm resounding tone and great playability. The built in tuner is a great added feature. Mine came set up by Epiphone in the USA and number 18 did a magnificent job. An all around great guitar.

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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Update review from Nov on the Blk Beauty

By Joe Guitar

from South Florida

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Pros

  • Cutaway
  • Electronics
  • Looks
  • Select Solid Wood
  • Solid Woods

Cons

  • No Gig Bag Or Case
  • Poor Set Up

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Great Looking "eye candy" Guitar lot of flair
    Good sounding guitar limited resonance
    Versatile player bluegrass, counry, western, blues, folk styles.

    Construction: selected Top; select Spruce means, it does not mean that it is Laminate. It is solid wood, just not of the same cut. Which means it will have different grain patterns, that is all.

    This guitar lookd like a Gibson J-200 and plays like a Epi DR-100. I had thrre of them two from China and one from Indonesia in SNBT and BLK.

    (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Beautiful is only skin deep..not a solid top guitar

    By Joe Guitar

    from South Florida

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    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I gave it higher than average rating because this guitar has so much appeal to the eye. It has a good balanced sound but lack resonance
    Good features, neck strap button, gold hardware, nice elegant bridg work, neck with plastic inlaids, great pickguard design
    I had big problems with the neck and still this guitar has no solid Top. The setup was crappy and the guitars were unplayable. I owned three of these and will be selling them.
    The lack of a solid top compromises the resonance the guitar lacks and I compared my three to a Lakedwood jumbo and my D-15 mahogany.
    This is an Eye-Candy guitar. It is not bad for a beginner who has a big frame, but I prefer solid top guitars now-a-days. And there are many at this price

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epiphone EJ200 CE

    By John Callahan

    from syracuse

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Excellent guitar with a nice setup out of the box. Tones are great and the playability is what I was looking for without the cost.
    Like the electronics and the on board tuner. We changed the strings to Martin's and went to a heavier gauge and this made a difference in the sound- very positive. Would get the case. This is a jumbo and will not fit in a normal acoustic case as the Epiphone headstock elongates past the upper case closure. We made a sock for this so the headstock would not get damaged in transport. It is such a pretty guitar, get a case for the trouble it saves.
    Very nice quality and it smells like wood. The electronics amplify this really well and the different pickups are very cool to adjust and play around with. People are blown away by the nice sound and the amplification is a plus -but unplugged as well, it sounds great.
    Great value in comparison to a similar Gibson. Gibson wins hands down, but I would not want to take my Gibson out to where it could be damaged. I lend this to my son and have no worries. He really is just playing the heck out of this all of the time. We are very happy to have found this and tike the cutaway access too.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful craftsmanship, fit and finish

    By Grandpa

    from Norht FL. coast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Upon opening the box, I was blown away by the beauty and craftsmanship in the fit and finish. Solid maple back and sides. Spruce top Rosewood bridge and fingerboard. Out of the box,, it was playable, but I knew it could be better. The neck has a slight up bow. I turned the truss rod slightly to my right, facing down the neck from the headstock.. After playing a couple hours, I made another adjustment equal to the first. The neck has a slight relief and plays much better

      (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      EJ-200CE Epiphone

      By John Nourse

      from LA

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Near perfect finsh and detailing. Very clear and powerful tone.
      This Guitar is the same as the Gibson version and sounds the same. I noticed that it was used on stage at the Kennedy Honors this years for Neil Diamond. It is my 19th guitar and my third Gibson one of which is 50 years old.

      (8 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Horrible Longevity and Reliability

      By Patrick Surls

      from Kansas City

      Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Don't buy this thing. If you want a jumbo, shell out for a nice one. This one will not last.
      Well Epiphone and I have been through alot together. Played many many shows with epiphone guitars and they have all been great... Until this one. Got this baby and plugged it in just over a year ago and it sounded great. The 2 pickups really gives it a good rich tone. Sounded great and played several shows with it. Now just after my warranty is up... The electronics in it have gone bad. This has angered my beyond belief. I would expect a pickup out of a $200 guitar to last 1 year, but this is pathetic. This will be my last Epiphone purchase. I don't recommend buying this.
      Good for 1 year until all electronics died suddenly
      worth about $100. Might as well consider it just an acoustic as apposed to an Electic Acoustic.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding guitar for cheap!

      Pros

      • Nice Easy Playing Neck

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Studio Or Live

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I have played live for 27 years now and love the jumbo acoustics. Epiphone has a beautiful sound and the guitar comes setup nicely. I literally unwrapped it and took it to work with me the same day.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Lovely instrument!

        By bigC

        from Denmark

        Pros

        • Easy to keep clean
        • Great to play
        • Looks fine
        • Pickup System Works Great
        • Powerful Strumming Sound
        • Solid build

        Cons

        • Sloppy Tuners

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        A Great priced, well made guitar. Works straight out of the box. It's made of great wood, so you can take it anywhere, i even had mine out in the forest one night. The only con is that my G string tuner isn't working well. But i could highly recommend it!

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        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EJ-200CE Great guitar for the price!!!

        By flyingfid

        from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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        Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I just took delivery of the guitar today, so the above are just my first impressions. I'm sure I'll like it even more when I've played it for a while and get it set up to suit my style of playing. Just repeating what I've said already, this guitar is outstanding for the price. If you want a great sounding, nice playing guitar, and you don't want to worry so much about gigging it or playing it at parties etc. don't hesitate, buy this one!
        The electronics are very good, quiet and great tone. I like the cutaway design. Sounds great unplugged too, although I think the strings it shipped with aren't very good, will be replacing them ASAP with some D'Addarios coated. I just play at home and at parties these days, so the price point of this guitar is a great feature too.
        The finish is excellent, I can't find a mark or a blemish anywhere, love the sunburst colour and it really shines nice. Feels great to hold and play, well set up, straight out of the box (almost in tune too, just a tone flat!). My says "made in china", but I believe they're know made in Indonesia and that they are better? Wonder if mine is from old stock? Anyway, I can't fault the quality at all.

        I bought the matching Epiphone case for it too (see separate review), just $89! It's a really tight fit in there though, but I expect it will get easier with use.
        Amazing vallue for money! I've never played a Gibson J200, but I do own a 1969 Gibson SG and the action on this Epi isn't far off being as good, the intonation is actually better than my SG. I've seen a lot of pros playing Epiphone, so I figured they must be OK... now I know why!

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I Love This Guitar

        By Keith

        from Idaho

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Look
        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • High Quality
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Large Venues
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues
          • Touring

          Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I have played for 25+ yrs. Toured with Toby Keith from 1982-1995. I really do like this guitar. No it's not a Gibson J200 but it's not $4000. either. My opinion your hard pressed to tell the difference in sound. I really like this guitar. Built solid, Sounds great, Wonderful buy. Looks good too. This guitar is priced way to low. I own 9 different guitars and 4 of them are Epiphones. What else can be said...

          (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Delightful

          By twizzler

          from Hollywood, FL

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          Pros

          • Good tuners
          • Nice Fretwork
          • Nice sound
          • SMOOTH NECK
          • Thick body

          Cons

          • Chunky Neck
          • Low Volume

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Live
          • Perforimg
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I really like this guitar…obviously I would prefer the gibson but who has 2k to spend in this economy? This is not a comparison because in reality…there is none. This completely about the Epiphone and how well it holds up. The guitar itself is built very well and seems sturdy. The body is exceptionally thick but that helps the bass sound a ton although, compared to other guitars and how big the body is… the sound is weak. Plugged in it sounds great/adequate. Overall this is a guitar you must play for yourself.

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          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent guitar, Excellent price

          By Archanon83

          from Melbourne, FL

          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL
          • Durable
          • Great playability
          • Sound's Fantastic
          • Well built

          Cons

          • Heavy After A While

          Best Uses

          • Live gigs
          • Recording
          • Writing

          Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I've been playing this guitar for about three months now. It is, by far, the best guitar I've ever owned. In my opinion, this is the best guitar on the market in this price range.
          Sounds great unplugged as well as plugged in.
          Mine has different electronics - it doesn't have the E-sonic. It has the Elan-4TN electronics system. I'm not sure if that is new or if maybe the E-sonic replaced this system.
          I can't figure out how to get the tuner to work properly - it's possible the battery needs changed or something. But this guitar stays in tune very well.
          Physically, it looks like a Gibson. Epiphone is, of course, owned by Gibson and is a sister company. This is the Epiphone version of the Gibson J-200. The only real difference is that this guitar (mine anyway) was made in Indonesia and the Gibson J-200 is hand-made in Nashville. And this guitar is over three-thousand cheaper. I've played both of them and there is very little difference in tone. Gibson does use a higher quality wood and it's solid whereas this guitar has a spruce top and maple back and sides.
          The finish is gorgeous and it looks much more expensive than it actually is.
          Out of the box, I changed the stock strings to Black Diamond lights (11s. The guitar comes with 12s I think). That elimited a buzz on the low E string. I also had it adjusted just slightly and it sounds great. Maple will mellow out over time, so give it a chance.
          I play a lot and I play hard (classic rock, progressive rock, Roy Orbison style rockabilly) so I change the strings once a month.
          Fantastic guitar at this price. It's not a Gibson but it might as well be.
          Mine is the Vintage Sunburst color.

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          5.0

          Very bright, very brilliant!

          By Lil joe

          from Bourbonnais, IL

          Comments about Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Brilliant sound, easy to play. Very clean sound.

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