Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst
In 1936, Gibson introduced the 'Advanced Jumbo' (AJ) acoustic guitar. With it's one-inch wider 16 inch lower bout, rounded or sloped shoulder dreadnought shape and a 25.5 inch scale length, the AJ was a powerful flat-top referred to in later Gibson literature as an 'acoustic cannon'. Today, this legendary design is carried over with the Epiphone AJ-220S acoustic guitar.
- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- Select Mahogany body
- Solid Mahogany neck with satin finish and Rosewood fingerboard
- Premium Nickel plated tuners
- Colour: Vintage Sunburst (VS)
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Balanced Tone that Rings Like a Bell
With it's bell-like shape featuring a larger lower bout and smaller, round upper bout, the AJ-220S has a very 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 clear mid-range that's never muddy like the typical square-shouldered dreadnought. The result is an acoustic guitar that's often been described as the perfect instrument for the soloist or singer/songwriter with a sound that blends with vocals.
Quality Materials and Construction
While the AJ shape plays a big role in it's signature sound, the AJ-220S benefits from the use of premium materials 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 as it ages. Complementing this are back and sides made of select Mahogany fitted to a solid Mahogany neck. For great stability, tone and sustain, the neck is glued into the body using TiteBond™ glue and a traditional dovetail neck joint. Easy and comfortable to play, the neck shape or profile is Epiphone's classic 1960's SlimTaper™ D-shape with a smooth, fast satin finish.
Not typically found on instruments in this price range, Epiphone packs even more value into the AJ-220S. Included is a bound fingerboard for a clean look and smooth feel, premium sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 gear ratio for tuning accuracy and stability, a solid 'reverse-belly' Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle for traditional looks and accurate intonation and a tortoise-colored pickguard with traditional metal 'E' to protect the top against pick marks.
Epiphone AJ-220S Specifications
• Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
• Body Material: Select Mahogany
• Neck Material: Solid Mahogany with satin finish
• Neck Shape: SlimTaper™ D-profile
• Neck Joint: Dovetail, Glued-in
• Scale Length: 25.5 inches
• Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
• Fingerboard Radius: 12 inch
• Trussrod: Adjustable via headstock
• Frets: 20, medium/jumbo
• Binding: 6-Layer body, Front / 1-Layer, Fingerboard
• Nut Width: 1-11/16 inch
• Hardware: Nickel
• Machine Heads: Sealed, Die-cast, 14:1 Ratio
• Bridge: Solid Rosewood, Reverse-belly
• Saddle: Compensated, PVC
• Pickguard: Simulated Tortoise with metal 'E'
• Colour: Vintage Sunburst (VS)
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|Customer Comment||Our Response|
|Superb guitar for the price.|
A very fine low priced but excellent quality acoustic guitar,with a beautiful mellow sound befitting the spruce and mahogany body and rosewood fingerboard,in tune on delivery and thus far has stayed in tune.
Having played Martin's,Simon and Patric's and Ibanez higher priced guitars,I put this guitar up... Read More. A very fine low priced but excellent quality acoustic guitar,with a beautiful mellow sound befitting the spruce and mahogany body and rosewood fingerboard,in tune on delivery and thus far has stayed in tune.
Having played Martin's,Simon and Patric's and Ibanez higher priced guitars,I put this guitar up amongst them in quality and sound,and this is not necessarily a beginner's or intermediate guitar,but pushing up there amongst the more expensive guitars,and really no refinements need to be made,to the discerning ear this guitar exudes tones of a very high calibre.
Why pay high prices for guitars when you can buy one of these? It makes sense doesn't it!
|One of the best acoustics I currently own,I haven't put it down,even though I have a Gibson hummingbird, personally this feels better and sounds absolutely great on studio recordings through a pair of sm57's|
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|Great product as always from Epiphone and a reasonable price too!|
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