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From Epiphone comes this beautiful entry-level guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd often find on higher-end guitars, the Epiphone AJ-22... Read More

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From Epiphone comes this beautiful entry-level guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd often find on higher-end guitars, the Epiphone AJ-220S guitar sounds just as good as it looks. Built on advanced jumbo body design, the depth of the body and the width of the shoulders create a large sound chamber, presenting tone that is full, deep, and loud.

The mahogany back and sides paired with a solid Sitka spruce top brings out rich harmonics, lots of projection, and clarity in tone. A glued-in dovetail neck joint keeps the Epiphone acoustic guitar's neck and body stable, without losing any subtleties in tone. The mahogany neck adds strength, as the wood is quite durable and will stand up to the elements. The rosewood bridge and fretboard produces lasting sustain, in a deep appearance.

Dressed in a polyurethane finish and featuring such desirable appointments as sealed die-cast tuners and nickel hardware, you will love the look of the Epiphone AJ-220S guitar as much as its sound. Built under the expertise of Epiphone's master craftsmen, this acoustic guitar will sound excellent for a very long time. And at this price, you can't go wrong.

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  • 6-string acoustic guitar
  • Advanced jumbo body style
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Glued neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 ratio
  • Nickel hardware
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EpiphoneAJ-220S Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best beginner guitar. Period.

This is the perfect guitar for beginners. Solid spruce top, mahogany sides and back. Delivers great sound for someone wanting to try guitar without spending too much money. I own a Epi...Read complete review

This is the perfect guitar for beginners. Solid spruce top, mahogany sides and back. Delivers great sound for someone wanting to try guitar without spending too much money. I own a Epi AJ-200EVS (same family) and I wish they made these guys when I first started. Pretty much the same as any of the 200 family except this 220 has a satin finish on the neck. This is huge! Your hands slide with great ease up and down the neck. Satin finish=slide, poly finish= sticky, clammy hands. The tuners aren't grover, just grover look-a-likes. As you get better just upgrade your string contact points (bone pins, bone saddle and bone nut...maybe better tuners) and your guitar will rival anything less than 1,200 dollars. Of course each guitar does look and sound a bit different, but the general build of this guitar is an amazing deal. I now own a Gibson J-160e (huge beatles fan) and I can say that although the gibby does sound and play better, the 220S isn't that far behind once I upgraded a few things.

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Twisted Neck Less Than A Year

There was always a little buzz on the low E, and it took me awhile to realize that the 14th fret was dead all across. After about 6 months, the neck twisted to...Read complete review

There was always a little buzz on the low E, and it took me awhile to realize that the 14th fret was dead all across. After about 6 months, the neck twisted to the point where it's completely unplayable. It's significant enough that you can easily see the twist from across the room. Contacting Epiphone about warranty information now as its past Guitar Center refund period.

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5.0

Nice

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from Bloomsburg,PA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    Bought this for my daughter for her birthday and she loves it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent buy

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    from Arkansas

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Different Item

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    Very good buy for the price. Excellent tone and playability. Nice comfortable neck, well made. Only hiccup was that I ordered a Natural finish and received a Sunburst, but I liked it so well that I kept it. All in all, a very good deal.

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    5.0

    My first guitar

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    from Los Angeles California

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    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for half a year now and it seems like reasonable amount of time to write a review. This guitar is great for the price it produces a very loud and clear sound. I went to my local Guitar Center and I played almost all the solid body guitars that they had for the price(200$) and to me this was the best overall considering sound and playability. The only thing is though that I did have to return the first Aj-220s that i got because it had to dead frets on the low E so i would suggest thoroughly examining this guitar when you get home.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar is a winner..and I DO mean a WINNER!

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    from Allentown, Pa

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I Cherry picked this AJ220S acoustic at my local GC in Whitehall Pennsylvania. And at $199 I had to rub my eyes and scratch my head at the tone and quality this guitar had, even with the corroded set of strings that came on it. I know good tone when I hear it..and I could hear the clear, even tone through the bad strings, so that would be an easy fix. Took it home, put Elixir nanoweb 80/20 lights on her...Wow...this is no AJ220S...this is a Gibson J-45. It is so fun to play, such good action, perfect flawless finish. I finally have my J-45. ...Ok so it's not a J-45...but it is as close as it gets to a J-45. Don't pass it up. You'll regret it if you do! This guitar is amazing and it will not last. Get it today! Play it for years.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Christmas present

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    from Columbus, GA

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I gave this as a Christmas present to my son. It sounds beautiful and he says it plays well.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound, Great Price, DONT DROP IT

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    from Tupelo, MS

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I had this guitar for around a year and a half. I bought it online. Before I ordered it I drove to a Guitar Center and played several in the same price range. This was hands down the best guitar for the money. I compared it to several that cost 300-500 dollars more and there was not enough difference to warrant spending the extra cash. This guitar is amazing. The action was perfect, not too high, not too low, and all this guitar needs is a new set of strings (which any new guitar needs) and it is ready to play. I have friends with Taylors and Martins and they were amazed at the sound this guitar produced. Sadly, my dog knocked the guitar over a week ago and the neck broke just north of the nut. This is the first guitar I have lost to damage in over 15 years of playing. In short, great sound, great looks, great price, but don't drop it! It will not survive a fall.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Twisted Neck Less Than A Year

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    from Webster, NY

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    There was always a little buzz on the low E, and it took me awhile to realize that the 14th fret was dead all across. After about 6 months, the neck twisted to the point where it's completely unplayable. It's significant enough that you can easily see the twist from across the room. Contacting Epiphone about warranty information now as its past Guitar Center refund period.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    IM IN LOVE!!!!!!!

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    from colorado springs, colorado

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I won this guitar in a drawing a little less than a year ago. since then, i have found little use for the acoustic i had beforehand, as well as my eletric. it is a dream to play, and it sounds better than ANY guitar i have ever played (excluding of course brands like ovation and such). It has a full tone that is versicle and powerful. i am buying a magnetic pickup soon to allow me to plug this in. i may not use my eletric at ALL then. you cannot find a guitar that will please and enspire you more than this guy without entering the 1000 dollar range, and best of all, it is within reach for beginners. one problem, get good at changeing srtings. they break. alot. ive talked to the local acoustic officianato, and he confermed that it is unavoidable.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    VERY IMPRESSIVE

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    from Lebanon, PA

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this guitar 2 months ago at GC and I'm amazed at the quality vs the price. The fit and finish are excellent. The body has beautiful binding and the sunburst finish is flawless. The neck is satin and super slick, and the fret edges are very smooth. Even the bridge pins fit perfectly. The action is low out of the box with no fret buzz and it needs no further adjustment. And I can't get over the tone quality. Very punchy with deep rich bass and lots of volume and sustain. I'm very pleased with this guitar and would recommend it to beginners as well as advanced players. In addition, I received excellent service and assistance from the GC employee. Epiphone had a winner here.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome sound

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    from Seattle

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar:

    I am a beginner guitar player - however, I did play saxaphone for roughly 12 years so I know a bit about how music and intruments should sound. I have a few friends who also play acoustic guitar and have been for a couple of years and the sound from this guitar blows theirs right out of the water. If you are only going to spend 200 or so dollars consider this guitar. Also, the action is not too high like many of my friends who have similairly priced guitars. And it has a solid top which is what possibly makes the big difference in sound (fullness) and projection. Virtually everyone I play guitar with who has heard and played this guitar says "I'm upgrading my guitar." I believe most of them have the lamenent top guitars. Special thanks to the guy at guitar center who saw me with the Yamaha FG700 in my hand and steered me to this guitar instead....I am in your debt.

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