Out of all the acoustic guitars ever made in guitars’ history, Gibson J-200 has been one of the most iconic guitars ever made. Release in the 1930s, Gibson J-200 has been used by enormous artists & has been a complete legend. However, this guitar’s only flaw is that it is costly & is not affordable for everyone. Here comes Epiphone EJ-200 SCE in the picture. This guitar is an excellent electro-acoustic guitar that pays tribute to the great Gibson J-200. This is an exact copy of the model & comes at a much affordable price tag.
Let’s take a closer look at the feature of the guitar.
The Epiphone EJ-200SCE features a Jumbo body, precisely the same as that of the original J-200. You will, too, be surprised by the sound projection of the Jumbo if you have not played it before. It is a beast when it comes to sound projection.
The body features a good quality tone wood, even at such an affordable price. The top is made from solid spruce, while the back & sides are made from laminated maple. The body has a scale length of 25.5 inches. Though the guitar features a jumbo body, the scale length remains the same as that of the other guitars. The guitar features a cutaway for easy access till the last fret.
Epiphone EJ-200SCE features a slim-taper D-shaped maple neck. It consists of 20 medium jumbo frets with Pearloid’ Crown’ Inlays, the same as that of Gibson J-200. The fingerboard is made from Pau Ferro material & has a radius of 12-inches. The neck is glued to the body using a dovetail joint.
This guitar is a beast, both in size & its’s hardware. As already discussed, this is an electro-acoustic model. Lets us first go through the electronic hardwares.
Epiphone EJ-200SCE is loaded with a pickup & preamp system. It consists of both Nano flex-under saddle pickup & NanoMeg fretboard pickup. The preamp consists of volume, phase & contour switches, which allows a smooth control of sound & the blend of the two pickups when plugged in.
Now coming to the acoustic hardware, the guitar features a beautiful Gold Grover Rotomatic tuning machines on the headstock. The Bridge is made of Pau Ferro & has the classic mustache shape. A PVC nut of 1.69 inches is provided. A 2-way adjustable truss rod is supplied inside the fingerboard. The guitar also features an Imitation Tortoise pickguard to keep the body protected.
Epiphone EJ-200SCE has a beautiful design. The amount paid for the guitar is enough for the design alone. However, if we even get a decent sound from the guitar, it should be a bonus. Ok, let’s break the ice. The sound of this guitar is simply fantastic.
The solid spruce combination with the maple body produces a rich tone, which is on the brighter side. It has warmth in the tone, making it a perfect fit for the rock & country genre music. As discussed above, this guitar’ss sound projection is tremendous & can easily fill a room with its sound, even without plugging in the guitar. However, compared to the other jumbos, the sound lacks a punch & is quieter.
When plugged in, the guitar produces a fantastic sound. The pickup does a tremendous job of replicating the unplugged sound. This guitar is a worthwhile partner for the stage
Epiphone EJ-200SCE is a perfect tribute to the legendary Gibson J-200. Though there is a lot of difference in both the guitar, Epiphone’s tribute does a great job, considering the price. This guitar can be used for both beginners & professionals. The sound produced is overwhelming & the playability is smooth. If you are looking for a jumbo guitar at an affordable range, this should undoubtedly be on your list.