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Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric, one of rock n’ roll’s most revered guitar designs now featuring a Solid Spruce top with...Click To Read More About This Product

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A rock classic returns with a solid spruce top.

Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric, one of rock n’ roll’s most revered guitar designs now featuring a Solid Spruce top with an Epiphone Stacked P-100™ pickup.  

The original “J-160E” was one of the first acoustic-electric guitars on the market when it was released in 1954. Over the decades, the “J-160E” has been embraced by a wide range of artists both classic and contemporary like Lightin’ Hopkins, Elvis Costello, Paul Weller, and of course John Lennon. In fact, the “J-160” acoustic/electric was the only guitar to appear on every Beatles album from Please Please Me through Abbey Road. Now with the new Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric, the “House of Stathopoulo” brings this vintage and hard-to-find classic into the 21st century with a Solid Spruce top for a limited time and only through select Epiphone Dealers.  

Solid Spruce: The King of Tonewoods
Just like the original, the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E follows the contours of the industry standard “Southern Jumbo” acoustic and features a Solid Spruce top with a Select Mahogany body. Solid Spruce is the “top” of choice for premier acoustic guitars. The more you play your EJ-160E, the more open and expressive the tone—so play your EJ-160E a lot! The body top has 5-ply Ivory/Black binding while the Select Mahogany back has single ply Ivory binding. The pickguard is imitation tortoise with the 60s era “E” metal logo. The EJ-160E’s bridge is made from Rosewood and has the reverse belly design familiar to “J-160E” collectors and features a compensated bone saddle.  

The Select Mahogany neck has a comfortable “1960s” SlimTaperTM D-profile and is glued to the body using a Dovetail joint. The neck has a 24.75” scale with a Rosewood fingerboard with vintage style pearloid “Trapezoid” inlays just like the original models. The fingerboard has single ply Ivory color binding and features a 12” fingerboard radius, 20 medium frets, and a bone nut along with the Epiphone classic Sloped Dovewing headstock.  

Revolutionary Electric Sound What made the original J-160E so renown was its unique pickup system and to bring that sound back to life for the 21st century, the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E features an Epiphone Stacked P-100™ humbucking pickup at the end of fingerboard. The Epiphone Stacked P-100™ pickup is seated discreetly between the end of the guitar's fretboard and the sound hole. Master Volume and Tone controls feature Top Hat knobs with metal inserts and pointers--just like vintage models--and are located on the guitar's lower bout. And each volume and tone control use full-size 500K potentiometers.  

Epiphone Heavy Duty Hardware
All hardware like the Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads with a pro 18:1 tuning ratio, the Epiphone Heavy Duty ¼” output jack, and pre-installed strapbuttons are made from solid nickel and the Ltd. Ed. EJ-160E is set up and tuned at the factory using Epiphone 12-53 nickel strings. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Not specified
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Configuration: Stacked P-100
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

An iconic dreadnought at an amazing price.

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EpiphoneLimited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Stays in tune (16)
  • Good audio (15)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Recording (13)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Buetiful Guitar

This guitar is beutiful. I've always wanted a guitar with the volume and tone knobs on the bottom of the guitar like this with a pickup on the neck. I finally got it with...Read complete review

This guitar is beutiful. I've always wanted a guitar with the volume and tone knobs on the bottom of the guitar like this with a pickup on the neck. I finally got it with this guitar. The vintage sunburst has a buetiful look to it. There is one problem though. The "E" on the pickguard seems to be coming off, but when I press it back down it stay's pretty good, but sometimes it comes up. Other than that The pickup look's great setting in the neck, and the volume and tone knobs make it look slick setting on the bottom of the guitar not to say the vintage sunburst makes the guitar pop. All in all I am happy with this guitar, I will use this as my main guitar now. The great thing about acoustic/electrics is you can play them without an electric amp, or you can hook up a cord and plug in to the amp and jam out really loud. All in all I love this guitar and finally got the acoustic/electric I've been dreaming about

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very poor sound

Guitar looks great and feels great, however, it sounds absolutely horrible. The sound is super flat and muddy acoustically. I have a cheap Yamaha that sounds like a Martin compared to this...Read complete review

Guitar looks great and feels great, however, it sounds absolutely horrible. The sound is super flat and muddy acoustically. I have a cheap Yamaha that sounds like a Martin compared to this thing. The electronics are useless as well. The volume must be on 10 to hear the guitar amplified and as far as I can tell the tone knob does nothing. Tried it through a few different amps with the same result. I think the pick up is mounted too low to be useful, but didn't waste time adjusting it. Luckily Musician's Friend is so easy to deal with. I returned it the day after I got it.

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3.0

Mediocre guitar with poor tone and bad intonation

By Batyrlan

from Almaty, Kazakhstan

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

  • Bad intonation
  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

In autumn I'd ordered this guitar. Noticed that bass strings above 9-th fret sound sharper that should be. Guitar has flat muffled sound.

 
5.0

A classic look with an affordable price!

By Gary B

from West Brookfield, MA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a guitar that would lend itself to having a design painted on the front, much in the sensibility of the 60s. When I saw this, I knew it would be the perfect "hippie" guitar. My main acoustic is a Gibson J45, but I will use this for some songs I play in open D tuning. The unplugged sound it a bit thin, due to the nickel strings, but I mostly play plugged in. This guitar fills a place for me that makes me happy.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By Ray

from Manhattan, KS.

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I use this Guitar for Jamming at home and for recording. This guitar is easy and fun to play and it sounds wonderful. Was setup great right out of the box. Tuned it and its been in tune now for 2 weeks. Can't ask for a better guitar

     
    5.0

    I would recommend this guitar to anyone

    By FrankieBoy

    from Greer, S C

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I am trying to learn finger style playing and this guitar
      seems to be the perfect match

       
      2.0

      Very poor sound

      By NOLA_Ge_Tar

      from NOLA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Looks nice

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • No volume

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Guitar looks great and feels great, however, it sounds absolutely horrible. The sound is super flat and muddy acoustically. I have a cheap Yamaha that sounds like a Martin compared to this thing. The electronics are useless as well. The volume must be on 10 to hear the guitar amplified and as far as I can tell the tone knob does nothing. Tried it through a few different amps with the same result. I think the pick up is mounted too low to be useful, but didn't waste time adjusting it. Luckily Musician's Friend is so easy to deal with. I returned it the day after I got it.

         
        5.0

        epiphone ej-160e guitar

        By TERRY

        from HUDSON, FL.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          VERY NICE GUITAR. EPIPHONE DOING A GREAT JOB.

           
          3.0

          Not perfect

          By Buck

          from Buffalo NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Needed a severe neck adjustment when it arrived, however, a few cranks on the truss rod brought it into line. Got it for a Beatles cover band. Has the classic sound we were looking for when plugged in. Not good as an acoustic. Doesn't stay in tune very well, but that could be because the neck is still settling in.

               
              4.0

              i would recommend this buy

              By don't have one

              from cleveland

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                personal use

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful

                By Purplecat

                from Placerville

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  While I would never put my music even in the same world I love the sound of the instruments on Beatles records. Not be a rich h person, to get the instruments that make that sound I've had to look for bargains. After years of looking I managed the have every piece of the puzzle except for one item..... a Gibson J160 acoustic/electric. Even used they are at least $3k, which I couldn't justify. I knew about the Epi EJ160e but didn't really see it as an option. I was wrong. A friend brought one over and I was blown away. It nailed that sound perfectly. I'm sure if I had the Gibson & the Epi side by side there would be many differences but the Epi is top notch. A full sounding and easy to play guitar, plugged in or fully acoustic. It just feels solid and well built-no rough fret ends. I found one used on CL for a cheap price but would have paid full price in a heartbeat. Considering how good my newer Epi Casino plays I guess I shouldn't have been surprised at the quality of the EJ160.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Epiphone guitars are outstanding this guitar is flawless.

                  By Steve K.

                  from West Liberty, ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    If you want that Beatles sound this is the guitar for you. I do a lot of recording and will use this guitar a lot. It has a fantastic rich sound. Sounds great plugged in amp, or unplugged.

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