Epiphone EJ-200
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Epiphone EJ-200

EJ-200, Jumbo Steel String Guitar from Epiphone in the EJ series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 10 reviews )
 7 reviews70 %
 3 reviews30 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Da Fitz05/26/2003

MGR/Da Fitz's review"Epiphone EJ-200"

Epiphone EJ-200
I aquired my EJ-200 From Musicians Friend in October 2002. With the case, my Blonde wonder came to just under $500.00

It's a decent instrument for the price. The fit and trim is quite good. I record with Condensor Mics. The EJ-200 has a bright sound that doesn't require much EQ

There have been problems with the as delivered set up. There was plenty of buzzing at the 12th fret. I didn't play it for about 2 weeks at one time. I picked up the guitar and the bridge saddle bottomed into the slot. The problem was corrected by shimming the slot with several small pieces of photo paper. I ended up fileing several of the frets between the 6th and 10 frets then compounding them. I've been around guitars all my life so I know where I'm at.I just think that closer attention should've been paid during construction.

Fit and finish is great considering what the USA made J-200 costs new. Great binding and the clear coat is flawless. The machines are quite nice. I think we're going to be great friends. She is called; "Marilyn"; "Blonde and Curvey"!!

Overall; I like the guitar. It's still breaking in. A solid Spruce top would've been nice. It's a good buy for what I spent. It's not junk. If you record, this sweetie likes big Condensor mics. It suits my needs and I don't feel that I've been taken. Sometimes I wish I had larger hands!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Don07/03/2002

MGR/Don's review"Epiphone EJ-200"

Epiphone EJ-200
I purchased this guitar from a reliable retail web site. My EJ-200 is in the high gloss "Natural" blonde finish. The purchase price was discounted to $377.00, and I have just had it about two months. I purchased this guitar for it's excellant looks, workmanship, fit and finish. I also had a well known, after market under saddle pick up system installed.

This is a beautifully made guitar. The workmanship is excellant. The quality has to be seen to be appreciated. The factory set up was very good. But for my playing taste, I lowered the neck string-action a bit. It plays great when rhythum chording for country music, folk or rock.

My EJ-200 is a "Jumbo" size guitar. It has a maple laminated spruce top, and laminated maple sides, and back. It does not have the deep booming sound that a solid spruce top would give it. I knew this when I bought the guitar, but my purpose was to use mainly through an amp. Unplugged, this guitar has a very tenor sound, with short sustain. My only dislike for my EJ-200, is the lack of a solid spruce top at least. Epiphone would do well to to consider that.

As I said, this is a quality, solidly built guitar, with no short cuts. The fit, finish and appearance is excellant. It is a strudy, quality instrument.

I bought this guitar, knowing the slight short comings, of its unplugged sound. But I mainly use it for my intended purpose of playing with a band, and amplified. Witout the sound improvement of a solid spruce top, in it's own right, it is still a worthy purchase for anyone.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
Hoenne11/14/2013

Hoenne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good deal."

Epiphone EJ-200
Mine was manufactured in Asia (I do not know where) and was destined for the U.S. market, I bought from a person who had been there (I do not know if it changes much, I don ' have never seen a European model).

The handle makes me think than my SG is classic Gibson. The junction should be at the 14th fret.

Mine is all solid, maple back and sides (of good quality) and spruce.

(All notes are made considering the price)

UTILIZATION

The handle is nice, quite close to that of an electric gibson, when you do not sound it's nice to find his bearings.
Ergonomics is special is the largest audio format I believe, so if you measure 1.2 m, on your way.
Access to acute is not easy but it is not really the purpose of a sound, and she has no cutaway. Besides, she is no longer sold with the cutaway is enough damage, the aesthetic is less fun.

SOUNDS

I play some acoustic, mainly for rock / blues and some folk.
She has only one sound (mine is not electrified) very American, it's really in the spirit of its big sister in Gibs.
I put on D'Addario medium (13-56 I think) and after a good setting the sound is really good. It's a bit hard to play at first (I was used to 10-52), but the sound is ultra-precise, powerful, was fine treble and bass, very, very deep (it surprised me, I had never heard it on an acoustic).

OVERALL OPINION

I've had about 2 years.
I tried / had a lot of noise before, and for the price I am completely satisfied.
Used it really worth it.
I like his low round and puissane general, not particularly bothered by its size.

I would do without hesitation that choice, perhaps to a sunburst!
Sethesh07/03/2013

Sethesh's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great guitar!"

Epiphone EJ-200
Made in Indonesia.
Preamp with possible settings.
Built-in tuner.
Two microphones, each with a jack.
Mechanical Grover

UTILIZATION

Cutting to access acute. Super Jumbo (And it feels when you start!)
Broad but easy to play well for strikethrough I suffered a bit (Folk and wide handle requires) Channel.

SOUNDS

Sounds Folk-Rock and Country.
Good bass and treble okay although even better now since I replaced the strings with Gibson.
Plugged it can do a lot with a good presence.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years and especially since one year intensively. For 280 € (exposure model) I have not found a better level value. I tried other models before you buy: Yamaha APX 500 (neutral sound I think), 100TF Cort, Lag TN66, Fender Sonoran (I did not like the head) ... I flashed on this Epiphone, good copy of a Gibson J200 for the price with very deep bass I like.

In conclusion, its qualities: good finishes, presence, manufacturing quality, and low defects: weak varnish (plus black scratches easily should think Polish:. FYI, I use Dunlop 65) rope correct origin without.

I would do this choice with his eyes closed. Very good guitar for beginners.
fablegrateu03/02/2012

fablegrateu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great guitar!"

Epiphone EJ-200
Made in the United States is a Jumbo with an easel-type mustache.
Maple body
Spruce "select spruce top"
Maple neck, rosewood fingerboard "Rosewood / Crown"
Mechanical Groover
Natural finish varnish

UTILIZATION

The neck is perfect and very easy to play, it's really the first impression when getting started.
The size of the handle is made for playing comfort
The finish is really successful, + varnished binding.
More inlays add extra aesthetic touch.
Good access to acute with 14 frets.

The sound projection:
The power goes from bleuffante correct, depending on the model, as always.
The sound:
The lower midrange and highs are aligned to give a balanced sound and round

SOUNDS

The broad spectrum of game is Strumming, fingerpicking accompaniment / solo.
In short all styles except Django ...

OVERALL OPINION

I have this guitar for 4 years. I played Framus, Gibson, Martin and Taylor which allows me to give an objective opinion.
It's not a guitar to 2000 €, it is clear, but for $ 349, you have a great quality / price ratio.
An American at that price it's nickel, compared to all the guitars made in Asia and the sounding wood crates ...
adrianmactera01/01/2011

adrianmactera's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 5 stars"

Epiphone EJ-200
-Made in Indonesia
Rosewood mustache bridge-
-Maple neck rosewood fingerboard, mother pearl inserts, 20 frets, 14 non-cash.
Without micro-Channel

UTILIZATION

fast or too thin or too wide, required a slight adjustment of Silet for action (string height by contribution to the handle) for a very low acoustic
"It is a jumbo (giant) small jigs will not be favored.
-Access to the treble without any acoustic cutaway (cutting of the body) therefore limited to the 16th fret
-This guitar sounds very warm with powerful bass, midrange and treble well balanced with little harmonic. It sounds much better than some upscale, and almost as well as its twin, the gibson j200 it is copying. Despite the fact that the body is made entirely of wood laminated maple for the back and spruce for the table, she has a very good sustain and a lot of power to pick

SOUNDS

well suited to rock, and folk, good accompaniment, pulls out of the solo game, its bass is a delight. But factory output, the sound manqsue scale, because of the string of bad qualitée the best for this guitar are the strings Elixir Nanoweb light or extra light for those who have not yet formed fingers. They are expensive but the expense stink. This is a guitar that "matures", the faster you play it, it sounds more

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week, and I tried and have lots of guitars, including Gibson J200 , which is worth ten times its price, but not ten times its capacity.
- This guitar to the most beautiful finish I have ever seen, even on a skyscraper in price, its varnish is beautiful and a hardness innégalée, its mechanisms are Groover upscale the rolls! Hats off to guys at Epiphone guitar to offer such a small price.

What I like least ... hmmm ... nothing! it is for life, is not a guitart entry-level professionals use, including the famous Noel Gallagher has its beginning (of Oasis singer) when he became richer, it has paid Gibson: -)
Scratch good
Twx04/27/2008

Twx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EJ-200
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Although RULES purchase.

-1 For lack of micro, now I miss

UTILIZATION

The neck is VERY enjoyable I find! I play on seagull (Godin), Cort etc, there's no picture I find it really enjoyable to play super ...

Access in acute acoustic dj c ... well is not always top, but more and MODEL Jumbo, is not too esprer, especially if you have small hands (which n ' is not my case by the way). But it is quite playable up to the 14th box (or one meets the case) and drilling a few can be mounted 16-17th in case the strings sharp ... But no more eh! Note that there is now a version of "cutting" the EJ-200CE, so that Submitted a "hole" in the body (the thing's on a lot of guitar, look at that site;) ).

The interface is nice. This is a Jumbo again, so we must try. Because a small frame, a bin could pose problem. The guitar is lgre otherwise, the weight is not a inconvnient. We could forget that one has in hand.
It is quite easy to get a good sound, especially if you change the strings (one for the elixir Xtra light)

SOUNDS

Suitable for all types of music (playing acoustic of course)
I really like his sound! I think it's great, especially for a guitar of this price. Mine cost me 374 if I remember correctly, and the sound is a lot of guitars suprieur much Chres.
Even when I have to note that if the highs are crystal trs etc, sometimes the bass is a bit soft I think ... Again, nothing better than trying to love;)

OVERALL OPINION

I play over the past one year. What I like most is its sound, its handling and design (mine is version "pearl" white yellow kind, c is beautiful trs ) What I like least? Nothing ... apart from the absence lectronisation, even when it cost to add a microphone.
I tried quite a MODEL, but this is the dmarquait really my opinion. Especially considering the price. The trs qualitprix really good. Difficult to be better that price.
Exprience with no doubt that I would choose.

Bye;)
Celtic Girl07/05/2007

Celtic Girl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EJ-200
. Manufacturing Indonesia
. Spruce top / Maple back and sides, with net
. Neck Maple / Rosewood 20 boxes, with mesh
. Scale 25.5 "
. Width at nut 42.8 mm
. Mechanical oil bath
. Gold hardware
. Color: Black - Natural - Vintage Sunburst

This guitar is stunning in its finishing. Everything is perfect.
The table is varnished and painted with great care.
It lives up to its big sister the Gibson J200 at a very affordable price (from € 400 to € 600 maximum for the Epiphone, while Gibson is set at the modest sum of € 4500.

UTILIZATION

The handle is nice. The grip is excellent.

Access to high-pitched, however, is limited: there is no cutaway, and the soloists will unfortunately not find their account with this guitar.

As for the game, you must be a regular jumbo forms. It is large and comfortable, but I advise everyone to test it before buying so as not to be too destabilized by the shape of this stately jumbo ...

SOUNDS

This guitar is mainly suitable for rock, jazz and blues ...

The sound it is absolutely impeccable bass, his round and warm. A 10/10 on this.

As for the strings, I also advises Elixir Nanoweb Custom Light. Of true happiness for the fingers!

OVERALL OPINION

I fell on this guitar for several years. It is rare in music stores and is often difficult to find ...

This guitar is an excellent compromise for anyone wishing to offer a quality guitar for a price Hon. It is designed for beginners and advanced guitarists.

As beautiful and ergonomic, it's a purchase which I am clearly satisfied. It gives me a safe bet, who will accompany me during the good years!
tyfab2912/24/2006

tyfab29's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EJ-200
Hi I stayed in front of the mouth Be Gibson J 200, but failing to between 3800 and 4400 put in a scratch I opted for the version that cost me piphone j200 540 .
Note to 9 / 10 because there is no cutaway so it means forthe solo but I'm not good enough yet so I put 10/10

UTILIZATION

Its terrible acoustics, especially up with ropes elixir light. I got round plutt enjoyable but does not fit all, it is of the same lgre
In love with his pretty face, I quickly DCID to mount a piezo pickup branch above and it sounds great (I have a fender 30W accoustasonic which takes the great sound), sound and well-equilibrated .

SOUNDS

You can play with any but plutt rock and blues as its low are Submitted

OVERALL OPINION

I dj for 6 years.
I love its finish, I have not tried other models because of lightning while poind view. Good quality price now a little expensive before. but I would do this choice because I'm still in love
matchan01/20/2006

matchan's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone EJ-200
This guitar was manufactured in t kore, finishes are perfect. This is a guitar trsrussie.

UTILIZATION

The handle is trs agable but since there's no cutaway treble are difficult. The mcanique (grover) are excellent.

SOUNDS

The sound is just fantastic ... even with the strings of origins is to say ... But with Elixir Nanoweb custom light is a real treat! A costs quickly.

OVERALL OPINION

This guitar is really beautiful and the sound is beautiful ... 600 for a guitar Swiss francs worth ca.