Solid sitka spruce top and luxurious appointments in an acoustic-electric cutaway, offered at a steal.
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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- 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
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Comments about Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I can't believe I wrote the first review of this guitar here! It's top rated elsewhere and all the guys at my local full-service shop in Virginia know this is a remarkable value. Here's what you need to know:
This price new for a solid top guitar, Shadow Nanoflex with tuner built in, pretty good Grover type machines, well built and finished, very good action from the factory, apparently a bone saddle... and sounds far beyond what the price suggests. No case.
The nut slots should be lowered by a luthier, but the action at fret 12 was 3/32" asnd 2/32" at the bass and treble sides, respectively. That is nearly perfect.
I played 4 of these in the shop and selected the best, but 3 of the 4 were nice . With a good setup (let a qualified setup guy get the nut slots deepened AFTER you humidify it a few days with a damp sponge in the case), this is a lot of guitar. Resonant bass, strong mids and no tinniness in the trebles. Sounds really strong plugged in and acoustically lively tone. I have played a lot of 1000+ dollar M and G guitars that are not close.
Regardless of your budget, look at a couple of them. you may decide to trade down, as I did. I'm selling a nice Guild GAD D25 and pocketing the difference! The GAD has no pickup, but a nice case included. The Epi is better all around for the stage and has a good pickup, but is not better acoustically. Sometimes 'good enough' is good enough!