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Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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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
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Stays in tune (20)
  • Good audio (19)
  • Consistent (15)

Cons

  • Flat sound (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (20)
  • Small venues (17)
  • Recording (13)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (7), Novice (4)

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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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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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I got both the sunburst and the Natural GREAT GUITARS

By Bryansong65

from Waveland ms.

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Pros

  • Authentic detail
  • Beautiful guitars
  • Loud projection
  • Nice pickup

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I bought the natural ej160e first and adjusted the action to my liking and it plays GREAT, SO I BOUGHT THE SUNBURST MODEL !! and it is beautiful it has a more vintage sunburst finish than the John Lennon ej160e it was a orangey burst , these guitars play like a dream .. Have pretty stable tuners and the bone nut and saddles are of Good quality , get one you won't regret it

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Old School - I like it

      By Nick

      from South Padre Island, Tx

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      Pros

      • Gibsonesque feel
      • Good Feel
      • Lots of bottom acoustic and electric
      • Stays In Tune
      • Surprisingly well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

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

        Wanted a dependable acoustic/electric for small venue gigs in outdoor environments - this fits the bill. Electric guitar pickup works well through a DI box into PA or through an amp. Lots of low end - if you like lots of high end you might not care for the sound. Guitar is flawless - well made with a very rich finish; set up out of the box was very good - my guitar tech was impressed. The raised E on the pickguard will pop right off, which I think is an improvement - it was the only cheapo thing about the instrument. Plays nice, looks good, good value. They are making some pretty nice guitars off shore these days.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Buetiful Guitar

        By Pipes

        from Middleport, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        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:

          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

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Epiphone guitars are outstanding this guitar is flawless.

          By Steve K.

          from West Liberty, ohio

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          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.

            (3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I would not buy this again.

            By Eugenio

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            I bought this guitar as a gift to a senior citizen center. It was an open box sale. What it really was was a damaged guitar. They graciously accepted it but I was embarrass.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Michael Angelo

            from Battle Creek, MI.

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Retro 60's Beatle looks.
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I have the natural and it sounds & looks great. I have used it for small concerts and several other events. This guitar is just a gorgeous instrument.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Guitar!!!

              By clippership

              from Virginia Beach

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • E came off pickguard right out of box

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

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

              Enjoyed this guitar right out of box. Need to have a set up done but can be used right out of the box. I brought it to work and other guitar players could not put it down. Good looking guitar, sounds great. No problems except that 'E' but that seems to be a common problem.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sound and beautiful guitar. Would recommend to buy.

              By Beatleman49

              from Hanover, Indiana

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              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 added this guitar to my Beatles collection and it fits right in. I know it is not the Gibson EJ-160, but for the price and sound, a GREAT guitar.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Nick

                from Wichita Falls, Texas

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Just playing at home and in my studio.
                  • Recording

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

                  I like this guitar! It sounds great, looks great and plays really easy. I like the idea of not having to worry about a battery. I will sit down at times for 3 or 4 hours and I never have to think about the battery going dead, right in the middle of playing something really cool! It has a volume and a tone control. That's all I need. I can get the rest of the effects on my amp. I think that's the way it should be. Any other electric guitar will get the effects from the amp not the electronics of the guitar. I'm happy that Epiphone came out with this guitar. It's affordable and I'm very happy with it!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great guitar

                  By David

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  nicely made, easy to play, on par with all gibsons i own. very happy with purchase

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