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Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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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by PowerReviews
EpiphoneLimited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Stays in tune (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not setup

Nice guitar for the money But had to pay 50.00 to make it playable....I called and they told me that the guitars where PRE Setup?????

Nice guitar for the money But had to pay 50.00 to make it playable....I called and they told me that the guitars where PRE Setup?????

Reviewed by 21 customers

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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.

    (1 of 1 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.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not setup

      By Mike

      from Fort Myers FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Nice guitar for the money But had to pay 50.00 to make it playable....I called and they told me that the guitars where PRE Setup?????

        (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

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great buy, fun to play

        By Clutch

        from Seattle

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          After looking a long time for a great sounding, full-bodied acoustic with the electric option, I finally found it. Came out of the box ready to play with just minor tuning and it's fun to own a piece of history as well. Grab the sunburst model and enjoy, you won't regret it!

           
          5.0

          Yes i would buy this again...

          By Larry

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          Great guitar for that price....

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy this guitar again and I recommend it highly.

          By Alan

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          I loved the guitar but had to send it back due to the B or 2nd string buzzing a little when it was picked by its self. The guitar was beautiful,well made and played and sounded great. The Epiphone emblem (E) had detached itself when I removed it from packaging, but it was easily re-attached.

          (3 of 12 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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Michael Angelo

          from Battle Creek, MI.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Guitar!!!

            By clippership

            from Virginia Beach

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            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.

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