Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst 

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A value-priced version of the legendary original.

From its inaugural appearance in 1937, Gibson's J-200 set a standard others have been trying to match ever since. Today, nearly 71 years later, Epiphone offers an affordable, no-frills version of the "King of the Flat-tops." The Limited-Edition Epiphone EJ-200 Artist is a super-jumbo acoustic guitar that features a select spruce top, maple backs and sides, and a 25.5"-scale maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The instrument has a well-balanced tone and is made to have the projection that lets you be heard in any ensemble.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Body style: super jumbo
  • Top: select spruce
  • Back: maple
  • Sides: maple
  • Neck: set maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • No. of frets: 20/14 open
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: dots
  • Nut width: 1.68"
  • Binding: On back and neck
  • Rosette: parallel stripes
  • Bridge: rosewood with white string pins
  • Pickguard: sculpted tortoiseshell
  • Tuners: chrome

At last, an affordable guitar with a big acoustic sound.

 
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5.0

A LOT of guitar for the money!

By VOX66

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition EJ-200 Artist Acoustic Guitar:

I was hoping to buy an EPI EJ-200 after falling in love with one at a local store but was short on cash. I kept checking around hoping to find the fancy model on sale but came up empty.
I saw the EJ artist as I was searching for bargains one day , liked the specs and the reviews so far, and ordered a natural finish .
One of the big points of contention about this model is the "laminate"/ "solid top"/"plywood" debate.
Upon unpacking the guitar when it arrived, I immediately zeroed in on the construction of the top to settle the debate once and for all for myself. Well folks ,MY Epi EJ-200 Artist is book matched spruce, not plywood, not laminate .
What does " bookmatched" mean?? Well simply put a piece of wood is cut thru edge wise and opened like a book making two halves of which the grain is almost a mirror opposite image. When applied to a guitar top you will a notice a seam down the middle of the guitar where the two halves were joined or "bookmatched". Thus the top is not a solid one piece spruce top, but it is a solid piece that was "bookmatched" --a big difference over plywood or laminate! This is a common feature found on many guitars often as a cost saving feature over a more expensive solid top.
As far as the tone of this guitar, well it is deep , rich and L-O-U-D. Bass is very deep and resonate , the mids and high sweet. I have Martin, Larivee, Taylor and Gibson acoustics so it was very easy to test drive this EJ Artist against the best. The EPI held its own against them way beyond it's modest price tag. Fit and finish was impeccable; no jagged fret ends, dripping glue, blurbs in the finish.
I brought this guitar to my bands' rehearsal without doing anything more than tuning it up and got raves about it's tone & simple beauty. For the price you simply cannot go wrong. Pick one up now & at least give it a try...bet you won't return it.. I'm keeping mine!

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It's Okay for a Laminate top.

By Jeff Smith

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Whats all the hype about the Epiphone EJ-200 Artist? Ive been playing since 1974 and I currently own several acoustic guitars and most are solid tops with a few that are all solid wood body. Almost all are dreadnaughts with the exception of one Concert and one Auditorium and they are all Natural finish. I wanted to add a Jumbo and a Sunburst to my collection. So, in December of 2011 I ordered the EJ-200 Artist in the Vintage Sunburst based on all the positive reviews I read about the guitar and its sound.Well here is my review: If I have to score this guitar on its looks, Ill give it a 10. If I have to score it on the feel of the neck, Ill give it a 10. It has a petite neck which is great for small hands like mine. If I have to score it on its sound, Ill give it a 5 at best.Epiphone says this guitar has a select (laminate or plywood) top and IT DOES!!!Mine was built in late 2010(December) and looking at the sound hole I can clearly see three distinctive layers of wood, LAMINATE!! Those who got the Natural finish that can see the wood-grain running from the top through the sound hole either are seeing things or perhaps ended up with a solid top miraculously. Perhaps that explains why they get such a great tone from theirs. Manufacturers dont built one finish with a solid tops and another finish with a laminate top and give both finishes the same model name and specs.I played my lowest price dreadnaught (Mitchell MD100S) which has a solid top and sells for the regular price of $189 against the Epiphone and I could clearly hear the overtones and the harmonics, beautiful ringing tones on the Mitchell even though the strings were old. Notes played on the EJ-200 Artist sounded dead, no life to them what so ever, especially the low notes.If you are a beginner, you probably cant tell a good sound from the bad. But it wont take you long before you develop a trained ear and enjoy and desire a good tone. Even though I got the Epiphone on a great sale, I couldnt justify keeping it for its good looks alone, so I sent it back. Besides it was defective, minor issues.There are a lot of good sounding solid tops out there for the same price ($199). You can even buy one on sale for much less.P.S. As far as the loud volume everybody raved about, its not that much louder than a Dreadnaught.Epiphone really should make this guitar with a Solid top, they sell a lot more of them. An instrument should be all about the sound, not just good looks.

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