Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar  

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Distinctively different in design, materials, and finishing details, the Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar offers an alternative look and an attractive sound and price. The top is select spruce and the ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Distinctively different in design, materials, and finishing details, the Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar offers an alternative look and an attractive sound and price. The top is select spruce and the jumbo body is maple for subtle alteration of tonal colorations. Superbly crafted, with bound rosewood fretboard, maple neck, and striking inlaid Moustache bridge.

Features
  • Gold hardware
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.6" nut width
  • Set maple neck
  • Body, neck, and headstock binding
  • Rosewood fingerboard with crown inlays
  • Maple jumbo body with Select spruce top
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EpiphoneEJ-200 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (105)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Totally unexpected

I truly did not expect the quality of this guitar. I wanted a jumbo, but they're so expensive, and for the most part, unless you buy a Gibson, they're still rather plain...Read complete review

I truly did not expect the quality of this guitar. I wanted a jumbo, but they're so expensive, and for the most part, unless you buy a Gibson, they're still rather plain looking. I bought the EJ200 for the value and I really believe I got way more than I paid for. I settled on the vintage sunburst finish for a lot of reasons. I'm glad I did. The vintage sunburst is a truly beautiful, classy finish. The gold Grover tuners and cream binding make for a superb finish. I expected a cheaper brand of tuner) It's as shiny and as perfect as a guitar finish can get. And the best part, right out of the box it played great. Really crisp highs and punchy lows. I used a medium sized pick, and the volume is incredible. The action is as perfect as it can get. I didn't have to make any adjustments. I read lots of reviews where a lot of people had to change the strings when they got theirs, but right out of the box, even the strings were nice. Aside from them getting my fingers a little black, they're fine, and I'll change them soon, but for now, I'll leave it alone. This guitar is a "must have" for beginners or pro's alike. I'm overwhelmed because I didn't expect to get the quality I received. My next guitar is gonna be the Epi Emperor Joe Pass model. If the quality is as good as my EJ200, I'll own a jewel.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Plays nice. After some work.

I bought mine online from another retailer as open box/demo. They picked a bad one for demonstration purposes. When I got it, the guitar was unplayable. The truss rod was too...Read complete review

I bought mine online from another retailer as open box/demo. They picked a bad one for demonstration purposes. When I got it, the guitar was unplayable. The truss rod was too tight, causing severe back bow in the neck. On top of that, the action was sky high. I removed the strings, and to my surprise, the bridge pins all fell out. The wood was so dry, that the holes had relaxed around the pins. I loosened the truss rod, and put it in a room with a humidifier for a few days. In the mean time, I ordered a bone saddle to replace the cheap plastic one that was on it. Likewise, I ordered a set of Tusq bridge pins to replace the cheap plastic ones. So, after humidifying the guitar, resetting the neck, lowering the action/replacing the saddle, conditioning the fretboard, and new bridge pins it plays really well. I got mine for about half the retail price, so I didn't mind putting the effort into it. Had I bought it new, it would have been returned. This experience reinforces the fact that acoustics should be played before purchase. With electrics, you expect to have to work on them a little. Again, my situation was different, in that the guitar was previously handled by someone who obviously thought that (s)he could lower the action by tightening the truss rod. Overall, I like the guitar now, and plan on keeping it.

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5.0

Fantastic Jumbo Body Acoustic

By Steranko75

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Nice finish
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    My smaller body acoustic was in need of replacement, and I tried out one of these. The warmth and projection cannot be over stated. This thing is ridiculously HUGE sounding, although records a bit boomy. The entire family knows when I'm playing guitar because of the projection. In fact, one day my brother was knocking on the door, and let himself in. Surprised, I said what are you doing and he told me he could hear my guitar outside so he knew I was home. I was playing in the back of the house and he heard it on the front porch!
    Beautiful appointments on this guitar, the inlays, mustache bridge, binding and finish are PERFECT.
    The guitar balances quite well, and the only thing that may improve it would be a slightly more slim neck (like the slim-taper, but I don't think you could do that on one of these). This guitar plays, records and sounds AMAZING. If you don't want a jumbo sound, don't buy this.

    One caution with Epiphones is that you should inspect them carefully. I have found some inconsistencies across the brand, the good ones are amazing and the bad ones are terrible. My luck has been very good, but in stores if you look at them carefully you'll likely see some poor examples.

     
    3.0

    Plays nice. After some work.

    By Beaverinmass

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • Too Much Plastic

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought mine online from another retailer as open box/demo. They picked a bad one for demonstration purposes. When I got it, the guitar was unplayable. The truss rod was too tight, causing severe back bow in the neck. On top of that, the action was sky high. I removed the strings, and to my surprise, the bridge pins all fell out. The wood was so dry, that the holes had relaxed around the pins. I loosened the truss rod, and put it in a room with a humidifier for a few days. In the mean time, I ordered a bone saddle to replace the cheap plastic one that was on it. Likewise, I ordered a set of Tusq bridge pins to replace the cheap plastic ones. So, after humidifying the guitar, resetting the neck, lowering the action/replacing the saddle, conditioning the fretboard, and new bridge pins it plays really well. I got mine for about half the retail price, so I didn't mind putting the effort into it. Had I bought it new, it would have been returned. This experience reinforces the fact that acoustics should be played before purchase. With electrics, you expect to have to work on them a little. Again, my situation was different, in that the guitar was previously handled by someone who obviously thought that (s)he could lower the action by tightening the truss rod. Overall, I like the guitar now, and plan on keeping it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love this guitar

    By dramsey

    from central Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cheap Pickguard
    • Plastic Nut And Saddle

    Best Uses

    • Great For Playing Rhythm
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for about 25 years I have wanted a Gibson SJ200 since I was about 15 and first started playing. When I saw epiphone had a model similar to Gibson I had to do some research. After purchasing the Epi I took it a local luthier had had some minor adjustments made. I replaced the nut, saddle, and bridgepins with tusq products. I replaced the factory strings with elixir nano web mediums and had him adjust the truss rod. Realistically this is not a Gibson and does not sound exactly like one. But it doesn't miss it by much. It has a large booming sound. No fret buzz, and face it. She is beautiful to look at and play. I have always played dreadnoughts in the past. I don't ever want another dred after playing this. The only downside other than having to shell out extra cash for the nut and saddle, is the pickguard. The paint scratches off way to easily. Other than that I don't need a Gibson. After all I would just be paying for the name brand and status of owning a Gibson. I would highly recommend this guitar and the few additions.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ole roadhog luvs this guitar

    By Dennis Scruggs

    from Ark City, Kansas

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    I read everything I could find on this guitar. Being in small town Kansas I could not find one to play. I took a chance and ordered off of Guitar Center site. Scary to not play it first! I have played for over 30 years and I just can't put it down. Out of the box it wowed me. The quality is remarkable. I did change strings to nano webs after a few hours. I have many hi dollar guitars but I must say I prefer playing this. When my son is home from college, it is either in his or my daughters hands. Yes it is a solid top just like it says in the ad. I would buy another in a heartbeat,

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Guitar

    By Sarah Holden

    from Missouri

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    This guitar was my second acoustic that I bought. This guitar gives a really full, beautiful sound and has an over all amazing appearance. I have owned this guitar for a little over a year and it has been the best investment I have made.

    (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Its A great Guitar and it a looker

    By Mooch-8sxG.

    from Ga

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    Look if you are concidering this Guitar go for it you can`t go worng for the money Looks Great Sound Great Plays easy.
    For the money you can`t beat it! nice inlays, Gold finsh, pertty bindings I have to say this is a great Guitar if you like like me and always looks for a good guitar for a great price this is it!
    I have to say the looks and build quitiy is very good finish very good i bought the natrual I cant find any thing wrong with it it very nice guitar!..the action low and the highs and lows tone are spot on
    its worth it Buy it You`ll like it

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Used Was A Good Deal!

    By Idol Hanz

    from Northern California

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    Big booming sound.
    I don't know who "setup tech #26" is but he or she did a fantastic job setting up the used EJ200 I purchased. It was sold as a "Level One" quality meaning essentially it was like new. I was really surprised that the action was low but without any buzz---The way we all like it. I changed the strings after a couple of days and it still played and sounded wonderful.

    What was interesting was comparing it to my Gibson Hummingbird and Martin D15. The Epiphone EJ 200 is louder. I put new strings on the Hummingbird and Martin and that Epiphone still played and sounds brighter and louder. That was a big surprise to me. Definately exceeded my expectations.

    Whats sad is my other guitars are falling out of favor! The only thing I don't like about the Epiphones are the pickgaurds. Maybe I can find a thicker Gibson pickgaurd for it some day along with a better saddle and nut.

    I'm happy! Thanks Musician's Friend!
    My only nitpick gripe is the quality of the pickgaurd.
    Outstanding!

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    EJ-200 Review Warning

    By Dorothy Huffman

    from Ohio

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    As I said above, save your money and get something better. I recommend the Yamaha L16 series guitars. Better quality control, and all solid wood. Thank you for reading this, and I hope it helps you out. Best of luck on your guitar journey

    I thought I would let people know a little bit about this guitar. First off the quality control doesn't seem to be any good for this model from Epiphone. I got two of these and had to send them both back to Musicians Friend. One model already had neck problems right out of the box, and the second model that I purchased had buzzing problems on quite a few frets.
    I really wanted to like this guitar, i'm a huge chris isaak fan and he plays the gibson model and I thought this was the only way to get a guitar like that, but also be affordable. Unfortunately its got its problems and the only way I could recommend purchasing this guitar is if you go to the store and try one yourself. There seems to be more bad models than good ones. Also on Epiphone's website it is said to be solid spruce now, but once again, some models are not all solid spruce. First one I got was, second one I got wasn't. To me that's just not a way to make a guitar. You should know what your buying before hand.
    So my advice in the end is to get a different/better guitar than this. If your willing to shell out about what this guitar costs, I would save up a little bit more. So any of you out there on the fence on this guitar, in my honest opinion, its not worth it and I would stay far away from it. The only thing it has going for it is its looks, but looks can be decieving.
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    5.0

    Outstanding looks. oustanding sound. outstanding price

    By Brendan Harlan

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    I bought this guitar after playing my great uncles Gibson j100. I feel in love with the idea that i could have a guitar that sounds pretty much the same for a heck of a lot lower price. I would recomend this guitar to anyone. I love the jumbo body, if you are going for a deep warm country sound then this is the guitar to do it. I love it! Now my price range is not the highest I had to save up a little bit for this one, but it was all worth it. The action is really low and plays great picking, fingerpicking, and strumming chords. This guitar is beautiful, and it sounds as great as it looks. Great value. I would do this all over again in a heart beat!

     
    5.0

    Very good guitar for the money.

    By Kaleb Anderson

    from Florien, LA

    Comments about Epiphone EJ-200 Acoustic Guitar:

    I have had this guitar for almost two years and I am just getting around to right a review for it. First off let me just say that it is a very good sounding guitar for a cheaper Epi. Secondly, It can take a beating very well. I've dropped it, had other people hit it accidentally on walls, etc. All in all a good buy. If you are thinking about buying it for a beginner guitar or just an extra guitar to have around, do it. Just a side note, I do not think that I will ever sell it just because it means so much to me!

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