Another model with the Gibson brand hiding in the shadows. This is a great classic jumbo style guitar with stunning electronics included. I can safely recommend this one to anyone who is looking for a reliable, high quality acoustic electric guitar in the under $500 price bracket. In fact, the Epiphone EJ-200CE is much cheaper, and beats a lot of competitors that cost twice as much. A durable git that can be your friend on the beach, at your friend’s house, in the country club, or any other place that comes to mind.
Body And Neck
Based on the legendary J-200, the classic Jumbo cutaway body comes with a solid spruce top and select maple back and sides. The rosewood bridge is equipped with synthetic bone saddle, and the rosewood fingerboard placed on a maple neck hosts 19 frets and sexy looking crown inlays.
The hardware is absolute class and is more appropriate for a $1000 guitar; the icing on the cake is the beautiful looking headstock that features gold grover tuning pegs. The eSonic Pre Amp2 system is what gives this guitar a huge edge compared to everyone else. With all the controls that you have access to, you can take care of absolutely anything sound related that you are not happy with. It is a really versatile git that will match any style.
Epiphone is getting so good at catching up to its bigger brother in terms of sound quality that it is nearly unbelievable. This is exactly the case with the EJ200CE. The jumbo body takes care of the sound and makes every note played shine. The resonance is great and you get a warm tone no matter if you are plugged in or not; the balanced mids and the full thick bass are always present. No matter which pickup you are using this Epiphone literally reads your mind and plays exactly as you want it to.
I am not a big fan of the “I’ve been playing for 40 years, this is the best guitar ever” reviews. The truth is, the EJ200CE makes everyone who is using it happy. If you have the $400 to spend, you do not even have to look for alternatives, because at this price, there are none (well the yamaha fgx700sc could be also a contender for your love). The overall sound is just great, this is hands down one of the best acoustic guitars on the market. Revolutionary price because for so little money, you get so much guitar.