Epiphone AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Claim your own slice of acoustic bliss with the AJ-220SCE. Solidly built with classic design reengineered electronics, the AJ-220SCE is a great value.
The Epiphone AJ-220SCE has long been one of their best selling acoustic guitars with the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professionals expect to hear when they pick up an Epiphone. The Advanced Jumbo style was first produced at the legendary Kalamazoo factory in the 1930s has been a favorite of musicians from every field of popular music ever since. The Advanced Jumbo sound is commanding when required but it's also well balanced which makes it perfect for stage and studio.

Balanced Tone that Rings Like a Bell

With its bell-like shape featuring a larger lower bout and a smaller, round upper bout, the AJ-220SCE has a focused and balanced tone. The bass is deep, rich, and loud while the highs have a crispness and brilliance that cuts through. Most noticeable however, is the AJ-220SCE's clear mid-range that's never muddy like a square-shouldered dreadnought. The Advanced Jumbo acoustic guitar is often described as the perfect instrument for the soloist or singer/songwriter with a sound that blends well with vocals. And, its generous and elegant Venetian cutaway enables you to access the upper frets with ease.

The AJ-220SCE comes with Epiphone's Lifetime Limited Warranty featuring Gibson 24/7/365 Customer Service that guarantees the guitar against defects in materials or workmanship. Now that's performance and value!

Quality Materials, Classic Construction

While the AJ shape plays a big role in its signature sound, the AJ-220SCE benefits from the use of premium materials read more and traditional construction methods. The top is made of solid Sitka Spruce that not only sounds great right out of the box but actually improves with age and lots of playing time. The back and sides are made of select mahogany. The solid mahogany neck has a 25.5" scale and is glued to the body using TiteBond(tm) glue and a traditional dovetail neck joint for great stability, tone, and sustain. The neck features Epiphone's classic 1960's SlimTaper(tm) D-profile with a smooth, fast, satin finish that's easy to play. The bound pau ferro fingerboard has a 12" radius with a 1.68" nut, 20 medium jumbo frets, and dot inlays. The classic "reverse-belly" bridge has a compensated saddle for traditional looks and accurate intonation. And last but not least, the AJ-220SCE has a tortoise-style pickguard with traditional metal "E" to protect the top against pick marks on the beautiful Natural finish.

Hardware

The AJ-220SCE includes all nickel hardware including premium sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 ratio for tuning accuracy and stability.
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- Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Body Material: Select mahogany
- Neck Material: Solid mahogany with satin finish
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper D-Shape
- Neck Joint: Dovetail, glued-In
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fingerboard Material: Pau ferro with "Dot" inlays
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Trussrod: Adjustable via headstock
- Frets: 20; medium/jumbo
- Binding: 6-Layer body; Front, 1-Layer;
- Fingerboard Nut Width: 1.68"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Sealed, Die-cast; 14:1 ratio
- Electronics: Fishman Presys II with Sonicore pickup & combination battery box/output jack
- Power: Two 2032 Lithium Batteries
- Bridge: Reverse-belly
- Saddle: Compensated; PVC
- Pickguard: Simulated Tortoise with metal "E"
- Output Jack: Metal Endpin Jack with 1/4" output
- Strap Buttons: Yes
- Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of their products and instruments, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 7.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EE2S EBNH3
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EPI EE2S VSNH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(8 ratings)
Submitted January 27, 2014 by Ernie Potter in Choctaw, OK
"OldErn"
I've been playing for more than 50 years, but the AJ220 SCE took me by surprise. I have an EJ220 which I've enjoyed playing for several years, but the AJ220 blows it away in every sense, from materials used, to sound to electronics to price. The AJ220 has great action, and clear tones, both acoustically and plugged in. The finish is spectacularly clean, and the mahogany neck and body assure durability and stability. The electronics are crisp and clean with an onboard chromatic tuner and easy to use volume and tone controls, and it even has a phase knob. Epiphone has spent its money right, and they've set it up beautifully. It's incredibly playable right out of the box with low action devoid of any dead spots or fret buzz. It responds well whether I'm playing softy or getting on itl I play in a band with guys who play Taylor, Gibson and Collings guitar, but my Epiphone holds its own with them. No need to be ashamed with this guitar.
Musical Background:
Been playing 50 years. Have played in rock, folk, country and gospel bands.
Musical Style:
Rock, country, Christian, folk, western swing, bluegrass.
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