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Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar

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The Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar shares the classic Advanced Jumbo style acoustic that’s been making history for nearly a century, now built espec...Click To Read More About This Product

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Learn to play guitar on a classic advanced jumbo.

The Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar shares the classic Advanced Jumbo style acoustic that’s been making history for nearly a century, now built especially for new players. The Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 sets a new standard for entry-level instruments without sacrificing tone, style, or quality. The new AJ-100 is available only at Select Epiphone Dealers

The first “100” series guitar, the Epiphone DR-100 “Dreadnought” style, has been Epiphone’s best-selling acoustic guitar for over a decade and is renown for its bold tone. The new AJ-100 "Advanced Jumbo" or sloped shoulder acoustic guitar is just as famous for having a slightly sweeter tone that’s perfect for both leading a band and for solo singers.

The AJ-100 features a mahogany body and a select spruce top, one of the premier tonewoods for superior acoustic sound. The select spruce top is braced internally in the same style as vintage "Advanced Jumbo" guitars to give the AJ-100 its trademark up-front tone. The mahogany neck has a SlimTaper "D" profile that’s easy to hold for long hours of play. The neck is glued to the body and hand-set so the entire guitar resonates as if it were a single piece of wood. The Mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard with a 12 in. radius and 20 Medium Jumbo frets. The bigger the frets, the easier it is on your fingers when learning to press down strings and form chords. The neck is fully adjustable via a truss rod under the traditional Epiphone & Gibson "bell-shaped" cover. The AJ-100 also has a rosewood bridge with a compensated saddle for consistent intonation.

Tuning the Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 is easy with Epiphone machine heads with a 14:1 that make learning to tune easy, intuitive, and best of all–fast and accurate.


Case sold separately.

 


FEATURES
Body 
Body type: Jumbo
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Select 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: 25.5"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Other
Headstock overlay: Rosewood
Tuning machines: Chrome
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Compensated
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Tonewoods
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLtd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Stays in tune (14)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Good audio (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (20)
  • Practicing (20)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Recording (6)
  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressive

Since I work away from home, I bought this guitar to keep at work so I wouldn't have to travel with one. I honestly didn't expect the guitar I got for the price....Read complete review

Since I work away from home, I bought this guitar to keep at work so I wouldn't have to travel with one. I honestly didn't expect the guitar I got for the price. It looked like an excellent deal on SDOTD, so I figured what the heck. It's a good guitar, period. It stays in tune. It's easy to chord. It looks fantastic and sounds great! I have been playing guitar for 20+ years and have played some awful acoustic guitars that cost considerably more than this one. This is a good deal even at the regular price. This would be PERFECT for someone to learn on. Based on the guitar that I received, don't hesitate to buy this one.

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poorly glued bridges are lifiting on these

Thjis guitar sounds and looks great except for all the glue dripping in 6 inch patches inside the body. But the real problem is the bridges...I bought three of these...and...Read complete review

Thjis guitar sounds and looks great except for all the glue dripping in 6 inch patches inside the body. But the real problem is the bridges...I bought three of these...and all three had poorly glued bridges, causing them to visibly lift from the top. Defective bridges..that's the problem here.

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(16 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

poorly glued bridges are lifiting on these

By Albert

from Easton, Pa

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

Thjis guitar sounds and looks great except for all the glue dripping in 6 inch patches inside the body. But the real problem is the bridges...I bought three of these...and all three had poorly glued bridges, causing them to visibly lift from the top. Defective bridges..that's the problem here.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Impressive

By Jody

from Waynesboro, MS

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

    Since I work away from home, I bought this guitar to keep at work so I wouldn't have to travel with one. I honestly didn't expect the guitar I got for the price. It looked like an excellent deal on SDOTD, so I figured what the heck. It's a good guitar, period. It stays in tune. It's easy to chord. It looks fantastic and sounds great! I have been playing guitar for 20+ years and have played some awful acoustic guitars that cost considerably more than this one. This is a good deal even at the regular price. This would be PERFECT for someone to learn on. Based on the guitar that I received, don't hesitate to buy this one.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    With some work, this can be a good guitar

    By Jack White

    from Southern Alabama

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

      This guitar was bought as an experiment. When it arrived it was setup well for a cheaply made guitar. The finish looked very good. -

      It was bought with the intention of taking the finish off the top and sides. And drilling a sound port (hole) in the side. It turned out very well. While taking the finish off you realize a few things. One is how much polyurethane chokes the tone out of guitars. Especially finishes that are this thick. Another thing is you find out is that the "rosette" is a thinly painted on fake. Not surprising at this price point. You also find out how thinly layered is the laminated top. -

      This guitar experiment was planned to be tuned down a full step ( D to D). And I used very heavy gauged strings with this tuning. D'Addario EJ18 14 to 59's. -

      It turned out great in the end. If you're willing to do a little work on the guitar such as a fret level and dress. It's a good guitar.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By JimmyJ

      from Way Up North

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

        This 79 buck guitar was the biggest surprise ever! I really didn't expect much, and was having second thoughts after I placed the order. I bought the sunburst version on a SDOTD as a total impulse buy. I have several expensive acoustics, and I don't need a cheap guitar. But I have to say, this is a really nice instrument. The fit and finish is above average, with relatively smooth fret ends and a huge sound. The tuners, however inexpensive, work as intended and stay in tune. The sunburst finish is lovely, with only one small thumbnail scratch. The neck joint is well done, and the neck has a comfortable full feeling. Epiphone has improved the "E" symbol on the pickguard, it is made into the plastic, and not glued on and wanting to fall off like on the older Epiphones. The rosette appears to be painted on, but it looks good regardless. The bridge (rosewood) is solidly attached to the top, with no lifting or gaps. The body has a white plastic binding front and back that is well executed. The rosewood fretboard is attractive with nice grain. And the sound! This guitar has a huge, loud sound for a laminate guitar. Tomorrow I plan to replace the original strings with some quality mediums, which can only make it sound even better. One odd feature is a false truss rod cover, held in place with three wood screws. There is nothing under it! The access to the truss rod is inside the sound hole. I did have to remove some glue from around the truss rod adjusting nut inside the guitar. Quite frankly, the quality and sound of the Epiphone just blows me away! If I had to sell all of my other acoustics and only keep this one, I would be content. It's that good!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I WOULD

        By CHIEF

        from HEAVENER,OK

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

          HAVE A D 28 & GIBSON J 50.CARRY THIS TO THE NURSING HOME VENUES.WORKS FOR ME.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Epiphone aj 100..

          By Jeff

          from Venice,florida

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

            A great guitar..right from the box..perfect in every way

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent for the price!

            By CJ Gausvik

            from Fort Worth Tx.

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • great value
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • learning
              • Practicing
              • student

              Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

              I bought this guitar for a friend's 15 year old son that said he wanted to learn to play guitar. It arrived in a few days, and I went to set it up and it was already fairly well set up straight out of the box. neck is straight, string action was good, and I was able to adjust it even better. I tuned it up and played it for a while and I was really impressed by the sound, comfort and feel of this INEXPENSIVE (not cheap) guitar. I gave it to him and he was very happy with it, and plays it every day. I highly reccomend this guitar for anyone just starting out. excellent student guitar.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sweet Guitar

              By S

              from Oregon

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                I picked this guitar up on a pre-Christmas special for a ridiculous price. I'd bought the Epiphone PR-150 about a year and a half ago and I just loved that guitar. I knew I'd get another model eventually. I've really come to like Epiphone acoustic guitars. The AJ-100 is a more compact than the big PR-150. My interest was piqued for that reason. So I decided to get one.

                Out of the box I was knocked out by the look of the guitar. But most important is the sound. The guitar has a very sweet, warm tone. With bright highs (not too tinny) and robust mids and lows. At first I had an issue with the intonation and attenuation of the guitar between the individual strings. The neck tuned out fine. Even though I loved the appearance of this particular guitar—very nice workmanship: the top and back are gorgeous—I was giving consideration to sending the it back. So, as a last resort, I changed the strings out with a new set of D'Adarrios. That did the trick!

                And ever since, the guitar has been quickly developing a rich, full tone. Very nice. For the price, there's not a better guitar out there. The one I got is a real beauty and I'm looking forward to playing it at my next gig. At some point I would like to put new tuners on this (as with the PR-150) guitar, as the stock Epiphone standard issues leave a bit to be desired. But changing tuners on an Epiphone guitar is easier said than done. So that upgrade will have to wait until I can find better tuners that will fit. Ultimately: Great guitar. Great sound. Easy to play. I can't put it down. Now the PR-150 is jealous.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar for a low price

                By Tim K

                from Illinois

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                  I purchased this guitar on Stupid Deal. I am very pleased with it. It benefitted from small adjustment to the trussrod with the included wrench, but would have played fine out of the box. The finish is nice and intonation is very good on open chords - probably due to the compensated bridge. The tone is comparable to most mass produced acoustics for a lot less money.
                  I have not yet recorded with it, but expect that it will have good results. I like using different guitars on tracks to enhance the separation. This guitar plays and stays in tune, so it's good to go.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  what a surprise

                  By grandpalove

                  from dodge city

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  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 Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                    way better than i thought it would be. plays and sounds great, is a beautiful guitar. very happy.....

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Cheapest Epiphone Guitar I have ever bought from m.f.

                    By Huckster

                    from Longview

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flat Sound
                      • Poor Construction
                      • Requires Constant Tuning

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                        I have bought 5 other models from M.F. And they all sound fine, and they were made by Epiphone,but this one doesn't sound good at all; buy something else if you want a good guitar

                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        yes

                        By cos

                        from port richey fl

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Feel
                        • Rich Sound
                        • Stays In Tune

                        Cons

                        • needs better strings

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                        if you can play ..........hard to beat for the money

                         
                        4.0

                        GOOD 4 THE DOUGH !! REY ME TOO

                        By Bentcloud

                        from Pineville la.

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                        Pros

                        • Good Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                          GOOD STARTER GUITAR

                           
                          4.0

                          Really Surprised

                          By raygunriot

                          from Las Vegas

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Feel

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                            I bought this as a throw around guitar and because I've owned a few Epiphone guitars now. This still surprises me how well it plays. Actually a little better than my expensive one. It sounds good and because of the bridge, has really good intonation. Unless the wood splits or the neck twists in the future, this is a winner!

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great starter guitar.

                            By ricky rocket

                            from Kutztown PA.

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Rich Sound

                            Cons

                            • Requires Constant Tuning

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                            Awesome cheap guitar.

                             
                            4.0

                            Very nice budget/beginner acoustic!

                            By Mitch

                            from Wisconsin

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Feel
                            • Stays In Tune

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • School Bands

                              Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                              Picked this up from the stupid deal of the day. I plan to leave this guitar at our vacation home just for something to noodle around on. Im pleasantly surprised how well it plays.

                               
                              4.0

                              Great guitar for the road

                              By REN

                              from San Jose, CA

                              About Me Novice

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Feel

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Rock Concerts

                                Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                                I had a version of this years ago with a bolt on neck. Bolts were stripped, used toothpicks to hold it in. Action and neck was so-so, used a match pack top to adjust the neck. Stayed in tune for the most part. But that guitar went with me everywhere, dead shows, camping, road trips, airplanes. Case got destroyed. but even with the toothpick fix and so-so neck, I jammed on this for years. At this price, or even cheaper used, you just cant go wrong.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good guitar...great price

                                By Shoefly

                                from RI

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                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                                  Nice sound. Decent low end to my surprise. Frets have slight burr on edges, not that bad though

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  accustic eppy

                                  By jaxon music studios

                                  from roseville, michigan

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Rich Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                                    n/a

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Yes, I enjoy my new guitar!

                                    By CiGuzitar

                                    from Phoenix, AZ

                                    About Me Child

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Feel

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Jamming

                                      Comments about Epiphone Ltd. Ed. AJ-100 Acoustic Guitar:

                                      I am a beginner and just want to learn a new instrument.

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