Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Instead of the tried and tested combination of a hollow body and sound hole, the SST Classic 2.0 acoustic-electric guitar was developed by Epiphone to combat the inherent feedback problems that threat... Click To Read More About This Product

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Instead of the tried and tested combination of a hollow body and sound hole, the SST Classic 2.0 acoustic-electric guitar was developed by Epiphone to combat the inherent feedback problems that threaten acoustic performance at high volumes. In a unique construction coup, this nylon-string guitar boasts a revolutionary solid-body design using a spruce top and mahogany body, combined with computer-designed sound chambers to deliver natural acoustic tone. They don't have sound holes because they don't need them.

The SST Classic 2.0 features a 2" nut and unrivalled comfort of a SlimTaper Mahogany neck, along with the security of professional classical tuners and a rosewood bridge. This guitar features an SST Classic preamp with active volume and EQ controls, the Shadow NanoFlex bridge pickup to convey the gorgeous raw tone through your amp or PA, and an innovative headphone/amp switch that lets you plug a set of regular headphones into the output jack and practice quietly. Not a piezo, the NanoFlex's unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well without the harshness of piezos.

Features
  • Top: Select, hand-scalloped Spruce
  • Body: Acoustically chambered Mahogany
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 2.0"
  • Machine Heads: Classical, Slotted Head
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Electronics: SST-Classic Preamp (by Shadow)
  • Master Volume, Treble, Bass
  • Headphone/Amp Switch
  • Power: One 9V Battery
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EpiphoneSST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Eveybody needs two?

By Skeeter-f0mnx

from Great Plains

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

You can read my review on the 1.75 and know that I'm impressed with these guitars. After having the 1.75 for a couple of weeks I bought the 2.0 also. Which guitar I use depends on what kind of music I'm playing. Did I need two of them? No, but it sure is handy and I got a discount on the price on both of them. The 1.75 is probably the most useful to most people but the 2.0 has been getting the most use and my other (high dollar) nylon string guitars are spending more time in the case. Everybody owes it to themselves to try these guitars. The price is right, you get a lot more than you pay for, feedback is a thing of the past and they are just plain handy. They may not be you cuppa but you owe to yourself to try one on for size.
Needs to come with case and needs built in tuner.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent Guitar

By Donna Ouimet

from Beverly, MA

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

John Denver played a Gibson Chet Atkins. My teacher has a Epiphone Chet Atkins. I loved it very much. Very nice guitar in terms of sound, build quality, and looks. Sadly Epiphone doesn't make the Chet Atkins anymore. That said they offer this SST model. So I ordered one from GC website. It arrived... with a chip in the finish (very noticeable) and some guy apparently didn't learn that you sand WITH the grain on the bridge.. not against it. So I called and complained.. A new guitar was shipped. It arrived in much better shape, but still the builder didn't know how to sand the bridge.. same issue. Also, the low E string had a fret buzz. I little work on the saddle fixed the issue. I shouldn't have had to do that, but I did. My teacher also purchased a Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue last year, and it didn't have ANY defects. Kinda bummed about Epiphone's quality control. That said my second guitar is fine, and sounds GREAT. I love the preamp. I wish shadow would provide a schematic or wiring diagram.. The output jack has 5 different connections, and if a new jack was needed if the old one broke, then how would one go about wiring it correctly. It has these extra wires as it is a stereo jack, and has a preamp, or no preamp, depending on the switch position. Overall, besides the quality issues, the guitar sounds GREAT, and unless you look at the bridge, you can't tell... making the guitar also look pretty. Good price too. Get the ECACS Epiphone case if you want a hardshell for the SST Classic OR SST Studio!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

nice for gigs

By Kenneth Sharp

from florida

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

using this guitar on stage in a rock band and in acoustic duo settings. great playability for the money.
plus- bass and treble as well as volume. minus- no tuner. overall- who needs frills on a classical? haven't had a need for a wammy bar...
well made guitar, rock solid neck, very playable overall. upper end of neck is still awkward even with the cutaway as the neck joins the body at the 12th. electronics a bit 'hissy' so i'll use my Tak for recording, but a great live guitar.
very happy with this for the price.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Value for money...

By Gato Huiña

from Quito, Ecuador

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Really good product, for the money, it`s perfect. Of course you cant compare with a Godin guitar (3 times the price) but I must say I have tried both of them and sound quality is not three times better for Godin. Make yourself a gift, buy this product. Excellent buy.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really nice

By cheify

from waynesboro pa

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I played one of these at an open mic that someone had. I really liked it so I bought one myself. It sounds really good. I never tried the 1.75 version. May have liked it more with a thinner neck but like the wider neck just fine.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar problems with electronics

By J. Lewis

from Southwest, GA

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. It is a shame that I have had so many problems with the electronics. I took it in for warranty repair soon after arrival. It was killing batteries. They had to replace the jack as well as the EQ. After making a long trip back home, I noticed it cutting out when I would play hard. I may have to get them to take out the factory jack from Epiphone and put in a standard stereo jack. I will loose the headphone capability though. The guitar itself is great though. When it is working without bugs it sounds incredible. Hopefully, I just have a lemon. It is a good guitar, just make sure your electronics work well before your time limit expires to return it. You may have to drive a long way for repair as I did.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone SST Classic

By J. Lewis

from Georgia

Comments about Epiphone SST Classic 2.0 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I really was surprised of the quality of this guitar. I had heard several negative reviews for the previous Epiphone Chet models, most of them had to do with poor pick-up systems that over amplified the sound of the A string. This guitar has the new Shadow pick-up system and cost me no more than any of the used Chet Epiphones I saw on e-bay. I bought it new though. I really researched before buying. I really didn't have $ for a Godin multiac. I specifically wanted the 2" nut width. The Crafter doesn't come in a 2" nut width. Most of the other nylon chambered guitars I heard( Line 6, and various travel guitars) sounded like toy guitars when plugged up. This guitar sounds incredible through my Behringer acoustic amp. The string balance is great. It has a very warm sound. My only warning would be that you need to know this guitar doesn't fit in those generic cases for electric guitars. It might fit in one for a 335 style guitar... I'm not sure.

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