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Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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From Epiphone comes the beautiful entry-level acoustic-electric guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd often find on higher-end instrument... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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From Epiphone comes the beautiful entry-level acoustic-electric guitar, priced for anyone to afford. Dressed in a beautiful finish, and featuring appointments you'd often find on higher-end instruments, the Epiphone AJ-220SCE 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's full, deep, and loud. The cutaway guitar body design provides comfort when accessing the upper-register frets on the rosewood fretboard.

The Epiphone AJ-220SCE guitar's mahogany back and sides paired with a solid Sitka spruce top brings out rich harmonics, lots of projection, and clarity in tone. A glued neck joint keeps the 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 acoustic-electric guitar's rosewood bridge and fretboard produces lasting sustain, in a deep appearance.

The SlimTaper D-shape neck and 12" radius add speed and comfort to your playing, while lessening player exhaustion. The Epiphone guitar's ebony fretboard, rosewood bridge, and bone nut produce some of the clearest tone possible, so you can hear your notes with crystal clarity.

At the heart of this Epiphone acoustic-electric guitar is the integrated electronics, letting you plug in and amplify quickly and painlessly. The Nanoflex pickup is capable of conveying all the harmonic and organic dimensions of the acoustic sound spectrum. Nanoflex pickups produce an open sound, conveying natural harmonic overtones. Shadow developed a unique technology that amplifies and shields directly at the pickup. This innovative technology keeps loss of sound at an absolute minimum and guarantees a signal that is completely free of noise. The Epiphone AJ-220SCE guitar's preamp includes master volume, high EQ, low EQ, phase reversal, chromatic tuner, and dynamics controls to dial in your ideal amplified guitar voice.

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

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FEATURES

  • 6-string
  • Advanced jumbo cutaway body style
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Glued neck joint
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • SlimTaper D-shape neck
  • 20 frets
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • 12" radius
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Shadow NanoFlex bridge pickup
  • Controls: master volume, high EQ, low EQ, phase reversal, chromatic tuner, dynamics
  • Sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 ratio
  • Nickel hardware
  • Polyurethane finish
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EpiphoneAJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

great sound great price

I fell in love with this guitar the minute I laid eyes on it. I tested it out and it's perfect. The price is so affordable and it plays like a dream. I've...Read complete review

I fell in love with this guitar the minute I laid eyes on it. I tested it out and it's perfect. The price is so affordable and it plays like a dream. I've owned this guitar for about a year now. Never gets out of tune, built in tuner which is very convienient and it sounds beautiful plugged into an amp. My most favorite guitar I've ever owned. I recommend this guitar to anyone, easy to play and can't beat the price. Not only does it play well, its so sleek and doesn't scratch easily.The sunburst is just fabulous. It's so affordable it's almost "too good to be true" but frankly it's just a great guitar at a great price. Couldn't be happier with Epiphone, I just think their a great brand for those who can't afford a Gibson.

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I would not buy this guitar again.

It is a beautiful guitar & sounds great right out of the case. I have owned one for about 5 years. I still love sitting around picking it but here is the deal....Read complete review

It is a beautiful guitar & sounds great right out of the case. I have owned one for about 5 years. I still love sitting around picking it but here is the deal. Even after purchasing the humidification system per GC advice the guitar's top would bend & dry out causing a buzzing in the strings. GC"s tech tried to adjust the bridge height as well on the neck but nothing would completely take the buzzing out. It started happening right after my 2 year pro coverage ran out. I now play buzzing Epiphone AJ220. Construction not so good either. The guitar strap connects onto to the jack on the side of the guitar. Well after about a year of gigging with it the jack becomes lose and you can't even put a strap on it. We tried to fix that as well several time. It's just an acoustic now.

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(27 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sound great price

By Jackie

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I fell in love with this guitar the minute I laid eyes on it. I tested it out and it's perfect. The price is so affordable and it plays like a dream. I've owned this guitar for about a year now. Never gets out of tune, built in tuner which is very convienient and it sounds beautiful plugged into an amp. My most favorite guitar I've ever owned. I recommend this guitar to anyone, easy to play and can't beat the price. Not only does it play well, its so sleek and doesn't scratch easily.The sunburst is just fabulous. It's so affordable it's almost "too good to be true" but frankly it's just a great guitar at a great price. Couldn't be happier with Epiphone, I just think their a great brand for those who can't afford a Gibson.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Escellent sound; Great price

By Dave

from Ladson, South Carolina

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I spent 4 hours over a couple of days playing over 18 guitars, each time I kept coming back to this Epipi. The workmanship is outstanding. I played the $2000 Gibson & Martin and the Epipi sounded just as good for a whole lot less. This guitar produces great tones by itself or amped. I run it through my Fender Twin the the low end is great. Before I left he store with it I had them bring the neck down just a bit and put a new set of strings on (Martin Silk & Steel). The hard-shell case I bought was a standard case and is just as good as the Epiphone offers . This guitar will make a great addition to anybody's Arsenal. Beginner, Intermediate or Expert; this is a great guitar!

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing sound and quality

By Rebecca

from Rochester, New York

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar imediately drew me in. Beautiful build, and sound. It has a built in tuner, and holds a tune very well. They didn't have the guitar in store, when I went, so they went through all the trouble to order it from across the state. Completely undamaged in packaging. Excellent quality. I would recommend this guitar to anyone (even beginners)!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than a Gibson!

By Kevin Suwarsky

from Kalamazoo, Michigan

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has it all. the looks, the beautiful crystal clear sounds, it has a nice rich equal treble and bass tone. the built in tuner works amazing. and the guitar really takes a while to go out of tune, ive left mine in the case before for a few days and it was in tune. i would tighten the screws on the tuning pegs it really helps your guitar stay in tune. I got this guitar for christmas. it is worth the money the neck, is nice and slick and you can play music and challenging chords easier, this guitar in my opinion is better than most gibsons that you will pick up in at GC. and if you get this guitar get the D'Addario EXP17's acoustic string the bronze phosphorus strings. they sound beautiful rich and amazing and last you a long time! this guitar has it all don't think twice about it. This is the GUITAR!!!!!

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nothing but problems

By Jason

from Independence, Missouri

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I wanted a good acoustic guitar that I could trust so I went with Epiphone. I've always liked their electrics, but this acoustic has major issues. All of the acoustics I tried of the same model are Indonesian made. The problem I have is at the 5th fret and all the way to the 13th on the high e string it is the exact same dead note! I tried all the same ones they had in the store and same thing! but at different frets. I found one that was perfect and didn't do it so I got that one, now a few weeks later it is doing the same thing all the others were doing! I don't know what could be causing it. They were inspected and stamped by different inspectors on the back. This one is even worse now and I haven't done a thing to it. 8 notes on the high e string sound exactly the same and the g string has two also but at different frets. I'm really getting mad that Epiphone went with Indonesia cause this model in particular is a piece of junk. It's not just this one guitar, as I said all of them in the store brought in from the back room brand new with stickers and everything did it to. I'm really disappointed I have to make another trip there for the same reason again.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Watch out for the quality!

By luther

from Des Moines, Iowa

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this is defiantly a GREAT guitar the tone and sound is beautiful! but make sure you buy it IN STORE and check the quality because mine had a warped neck. lucky for me it was a factory mistake so i was able to trade it out for a new better one. but CHECK THE NECK before you buy.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pay attention and take your time

By Ray Reisinger

from Connersville, IN

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I picked this guitar over Yamaha and Fender acoustics because I've alway liked Epiphone. It's embarrassing to admit I probably picked the worst guitar in the whole guitar center! I loved the looks, the electronics and most importantly the sound is unbelievable for this type of guitar. What I didn't catch, (face turns red), was that the neck had a dead spot on the 14th fret that I still can't get fixed and the frets seemed to be cut off with a dull hack saw and left totally undressed. Watch for this! However, I took care of the frets, put on some extra light daddario strings and aside from the one dead spot I absolutely love this guitar! I'm sure there are better ones out there than what I bought, so don't be afraid to spend $300 on this little beauty!! Just pay attention and take your time!! Oh, and check the tuning keys, they are always loose so when ya change the strings make sure ya tighten the nuts. Acoustically, this guitar is amazing. Plugged in ya can keep up with the big boys and the built-in chromatic tuner is a true blessing for beginners and professionals alike. Overall quality is excellent and you can't look at it without picking it up and playing till your 'fingers bleed'!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takes a lickin', and keeps on pickin'...

By David Albert

from Kabul, Afghanistan

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for about three weeks now, and am very impressed with it. Being stationed in in a combat zone on the opposite side of the planet, I was a little leary of ordering online sight unseen (unheard?), and trusting fate to deliver the order intact, but figured I would take the chance. It took about ten days to arrive half way around the world by US Mail - not bad! When the packages arrived (guitar and case), the boxes looked a little rough, I was happy to see the guitar (and case) had survived intact. In fact, the guitar was still nearly in tune, and set up great. I had ordered extra strings, based upon all of the other reviews, but I think the stock strings are fine, especially with strings being sort of hard to aquire here. I've been playing everyday, and the electronics are espeially nice. The built in tuner is simple, and handy, and it came with batteries. Guitar stays in tune very well, despite the harsh conditions and climate where I am at. Very bright, pleasing sound. Bottom end pretty good, too. Finish is great - really pretty instrument. The only thing I would change about the experience would have been to have had someone put 2 and 2 together, and ship the guitar IN it's case in one double box, vs. 2 double boxes. However, both arrived fine - no blood no foul, this time. Just my 2 cents moving forward, though. Thanks for a great product.

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Top Split after a couple of months

By Louis Washington

from Park Hills, KY

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I'm not real thrilled with this guitar. I was looking for an inexpensive Electric Acoustic. The top had split after only a couple of months.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The best in class in this price range

By Brian

from Wesley Chapel, Florida

Site Member

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I spent several hours in GC playing every acoustic/electric cutaway in this price range and the Epiphone AJ 220 SCE was the winner. The sound both acoustic and electric is very good. The finish on the body is excellent. The action is awesome. I can play power chords up and down the neck like I was playing my stratocaster. My only complaint is that the frets are a little thin and with heavy use may need to be replaced with a few years of hard playing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've had this guitar fo 2 years and still LOVE it!

By Kevin

from Oshkosh, WI

Site Member

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar 2 years ago and it still sounds great today. I did have some trouble with it this winter...BUT it was my fault for not knowing how to take care of it. The frets started buzzing like crazy between the 9th and 12th frets. So I took it in to be serviced. All he did was humidify it for a week and do a simple setup on it and it sounded great again. I also bought an in-hole humidifier and now store it in a case when I'm not playing it instead of on a stand. I would buy this guitar again...only with a humidifier to start with.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

There are better choises

By Daniel

from Vancouver WA

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar looks and sounds good... at least in the store. The tuner works very well and its easy to use. It has very low action and its easy to play. Fret board has a great soft feel. After a few days, because of the super low action is started to buzz a lot. And theres another review saying the same thing. I had it adjusted but it didnt sound the same anymore. With the same money you can get a Fender 140SCE or a Ibanez PF30SECE which have a even better sound. After two weeks I went and exchanged it for a Fender DG200SCE, a little more expensive but well worth it. Bottom line, the guitars feels great but I had a lot of open string buzz so I had to exchange it. There are other guitars in this price range that are better.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Dakota Harris

from Harrogate,Tennessee

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I am a guitar player at my Church and this guitar has excellent sound and quality ,it plays,and looks great!I have many people say they really like this guitar.I play country music and southern gospel and it sounds great for that type of music. Overall this is agreat guitar!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar, but...

By Paul Buchholz

from Freehold, NJ

Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar sounds great, is very playable, looks nice and is overall well built. As an acoustic guitar it is an excellent choice. The electronics just don't sound that good. Sorry but they don't. Otherwise it's one of my favorite guitars, and I can always use a mic (sounds killer with an SM57).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

i LOVE THE AJ-220sce SERIES GUITARS

By Nakrob

from San Diego, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The AJ200-sce is a definate step up from the 220s due to the built in tuner and amplification. I can only tell the story from my view but I really love this instrument. I am one that looks for how to improve whatever I have and here is my list. Nothing was wrong with the instrument as it was but... I did this in order to make it sound even better.

    1. Replaced the existing tuners with 102-18 tuners for better tuning control and a more stable tuning. .
    2. Added a Planet Waves "O-Port" and found it increased the sound quality (To my ears) and volume appreciably. (Checked voume with a sound meter to be sure)
    3. Changed the strings to Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Medium Lights.
    4. The on board tuner is pretty much dead on in all respects... I tune the guitar at the 12th fret for the entire fretboard reference and so far the on board tuner shows it to be in tune. Using a tuner with a +/- .5 cent tolerance you may have to fiddle a little but... any of the rest show it to be good.
    In my experience, this guitar is everything I hoped for.. I can't see the utility of a far more expensive guitar and would really like to do a blindfold test for a non believer.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I would not buy this guitar again.

    By G-Bo

    from Raytown, MO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    It is a beautiful guitar & sounds great right out of the case. I have owned one for about 5 years. I still love sitting around picking it but here is the deal. Even after purchasing the humidification system per GC advice the guitar's top would bend & dry out causing a buzzing in the strings. GC"s tech tried to adjust the bridge height as well on the neck but nothing would completely take the buzzing out. It started happening right after my 2 year pro coverage ran out. I now play buzzing Epiphone AJ220. Construction not so good either. The guitar strap connects onto to the jack on the side of the guitar. Well after about a year of gigging with it the jack becomes lose and you can't even put a strap on it. We tried to fix that as well several time. It's just an acoustic now.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By phillip Bowling

    from Carlsbad California

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Needed a slightly wider nut for finger picking, the AJ-220 has an 1 11/16 nut. Perfect for me. I like to play Mississippi John Hurt, Elizaeth Cotton, Norma Kaukauen like stuff. I went in thinking Higher end guitars, but after 2 hours of playing everything in the store, the 220 had the best playability for me. Plus this undefinable quality in sound and ease of fretboard and action, which I was having a hard time believing because of the cost. They had 2 in stock. The one in the box had a crack in the deck. The top of the guitar has thin strips of glued together wood, and one had cracked from the others. So I bought the floor model! I would strongly suggest you buy this directly from the store, but even if you do have issues with it GC is great about making you (me) happy. Go and play this guitar, you won't believe how good it sounds. I cart it around with me and don't worry that much about it cause it did'nt cost an arm and leg. Oh, and the pickup works great also... I have'nt been using it cause the guitar sounds so good by itself.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect sound

    By lucas little

    from Idaho

    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    i bought the guitar memorial day weekend. i had the guitar for a week, and the D string tuner snapped from a low fall. i was very disappointed, thank god i had pro coverage. they put better tuners on there. the sunburst is one of the best i've seen. the tuner is great. the sound is so great. definitely buy it.

     
    5.0

    Great Deal for the Money

    By FRANC

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Love this guitar. While I'm used to all solid wood guitars and the unbeatable sound they make, this guitar sounds plenty good unplugged and terrific plugged in. It plays like a dream. And having gotten it for only two thirds of the normal price makes it that much sweeter. Thanks to Tom and Dave at the North Attleboro GC for their usual excellent help and service...

     
    4.0

    yes i would buy again

    By 45 mike

    from spanaway wa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      had to tweak the neck a little bit lower the bridge nut change the bridge pins and strings
      turned out to be a pretty nice guitar.. good bang for the buck

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