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Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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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 o... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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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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Overview

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
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EpiphoneLimited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this vintage looking guitar.

I bought this guitar since I like to collect Beatles memorabilia, and over my 45 years of playing guitar I've picked up a Country Gentelman( Chet Atkins), an SG, Telecaster and now...Read complete review

I bought this guitar since I like to collect Beatles memorabilia, and over my 45 years of playing guitar I've picked up a Country Gentelman( Chet Atkins), an SG, Telecaster and now this JE-160E replica. I need a Rick 325 or 360 and maybe an imported Hofner bass to complete my collection.This Epiphone was on sale so I thought it would make a great wall hanger in my Beatles room, I had to pay for it up front and wait under a week for it to come in. I really wanted the John Lennon limited edition though you can't find those any longer so I settled for this. The only difference is the John Lennon signature above the pick-guard and maybe a slight color change in the sunburst top. The guitar came package in a double box and was set up at the factory, it was even almost in tune. There is a slight string buzz on the low E which is most likely a truss rod adjustment, I will hold off on any adjustment until I change out the string to a set of 10 or 11 gauge electric guitar strings which is what Lennon preferred. The wood is beautiful and it rings when played acoustically and rocks when its plugged in. I have an electric/acoustic Martin and this sounds as good when plugged in though not as good as the Martin unplugged. The tuners, pickup and wood selection on this guitar are more than I'd expect for a guitar at this price. I can't put this down, I've learned 5 new Beatles songs since I got it. A great guitar for any level of player, highly recommended. I can't imagine why GC doesn't keep these in stock The Beatles are hot once again. Yea, Yea , Yea!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality not as consistent as I expected

I bought this one off of guitarcenter.com and I generally hate doing so since I can't hear it or see the fit and finish. I have previously purchased three Epiphones and most have been...Read complete review

I bought this one off of guitarcenter.com and I generally hate doing so since I can't hear it or see the fit and finish. I have previously purchased three Epiphones and most have been meticulously constructed and the fit and finish have been almost perfect. I am disappointed with the quality control of this EJ-160e especially since this one was the most expensive Epi purchased to date. I own Martin's, Gibson's and Taylors and expect more from a reputable company.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar/Great Value

By Larry

from Pittsburgh

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 Limited Edition EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I always wanted a J-160E. I didn't want to shell out over 2,000 for one either. I didn't care for the John Lennon signature edition. The burst was too 'orange' and it was too trivial. I seen this on an email from Epiphone and I wanted it. The vintage burst was on back order, it took almost 2 months for it to arrive. Guitar Center of Pittsburgh let me unbox it when it arrived and it was stunning. This thing does gain attention. Factory set up was pretty good, I only needed to tweak the neck a bit after restringing it with Pyramid Flatwounds (Just like Lennon), tuned it up and it sang like a bird. The finish is beautiful and is very close to the actual Gibson big brother. It sounds great through an amp. I paired it with a Vox AC30VR and had to boost it a bit with a MXR 10 band EQ. Special thanks to Bo Collins at Pittsburgh Guitar Center for the help!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love this vintage looking guitar.

    By Evan

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      I bought this guitar since I like to collect Beatles memorabilia, and over my 45 years of playing guitar I've picked up a Country Gentelman( Chet Atkins), an SG, Telecaster and now this JE-160E replica. I need a Rick 325 or 360 and maybe an imported Hofner bass to complete my collection.This Epiphone was on sale so I thought it would make a great wall hanger in my Beatles room, I had to pay for it up front and wait under a week for it to come in. I really wanted the John Lennon limited edition though you can't find those any longer so I settled for this. The only difference is the John Lennon signature above the pick-guard and maybe a slight color change in the sunburst top. The guitar came package in a double box and was set up at the factory, it was even almost in tune. There is a slight string buzz on the low E which is most likely a truss rod adjustment, I will hold off on any adjustment until I change out the string to a set of 10 or 11 gauge electric guitar strings which is what Lennon preferred. The wood is beautiful and it rings when played acoustically and rocks when its plugged in. I have an electric/acoustic Martin and this sounds as good when plugged in though not as good as the Martin unplugged. The tuners, pickup and wood selection on this guitar are more than I'd expect for a guitar at this price. I can't put this down, I've learned 5 new Beatles songs since I got it. A great guitar for any level of player, highly recommended. I can't imagine why GC doesn't keep these in stock The Beatles are hot once again. Yea, Yea , Yea!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great quality product for the price.

      By cocco

      from new jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        would recommend to someone looking for the classic 1960's sound

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Quality not as consistent as I expected

        By Sw9bple

        from Loudoun County VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

        • I fixed the discoloration with colored sharpies
        • lqr. discoloration@top of headstock,1clear spot
        • Poor Construction
        • The finish inside the sound hole was not good
        • The nut was not sanded and fit flush on one side

        Best Uses

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

          I bought this one off of guitarcenter.com and I generally hate doing so since I can't hear it or see the fit and finish. I have previously purchased three Epiphones and most have been meticulously constructed and the fit and finish have been almost perfect. I am disappointed with the quality control of this EJ-160e especially since this one was the most expensive Epi purchased to date. I own Martin's, Gibson's and Taylors and expect more from a reputable company.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Beatles sound at a fraction of the Gibson price

          By John

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          The guitar is extreemly well made. When it came it had the worst strings on, the action was high and the frets were very rough. I polished the frets, put new strings on and adjusted the truss rod to set the action. Now the guitar plays as good as it looks. It sounds good acousticlly, but is really great plugged in, sounds just like the Beatles.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great guitar for the price

          By Guitar Collecter

          from Exeter, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            Very satisfied with the EpiJ160E. Fantastic looks, great feel, good sound. As received the action was a little high for my taste. I lowered the action and replaced the strings with flat wound 11's. Plays great now. This guitar is simply a lot of fun! Very Beatle-esque.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar!!....I would buy it again.

            By Conductorman56

            from Kansas City, Missouri

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • No John Lennon Signature on front. I wanted that

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

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

            Great sounding and playing guitar. However, I wanted the John Lennon signature on the front. I thought that's how they all came. But this is the Lennon model without any signature. I know it makes no difference in the sound or how fun it is to play, but I was under the impression that that's what I was getting.

             
            5.0

            Sounds Great, Looks Great

            By gene

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

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

            Sounds great, looks great, exactly what I was looking for.

             
            4.0

            Nice vintage vibe.

            By Charles

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

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

            Nice build, plays well, sounds good plugged in, sorta dead unplugged. P-100 pickup does its job with a good range of tones from the controls. Nice instrument for the price.

             
            2.0

            I would not buy this guitar again.

            By Kelly

            from undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

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

            I am learning to play guitar and this guitar looked like it was an excellent value. It sounds really good in acoustic mode, but the single coil external pickup causes it to hum when plugged in. It also has considerably less output than a guitar with an under bridge pickup. The more your turn it up to compensate, the louder the hum becomes. If you want to use it for an acoustic guitar I would say OK, but the whole object of this model is to use it plugged in. I can't recommend this guitar to others.

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