Make a list of the five most iconic acoustic guitars ever created, and we’ll guarantee you a tenner that the Gibson J-200 is on it! The J-200, which was first released in the 1930s, has been used by innumerable musicians and is still considered a legend.
The only drawback is that they are not affordable to everyone. The Epiphone EJ-200SCE is a superb electro-acoustic guitar that pays homage to the J-200 while being more affordable. We’re going to take a closer look at it today.
To be honest, the EJ-200SCE’s design alone is worth the money. It’s a bonus if it sounds decent… right? This acoustic, in fact, sounds wonderful. The mix of solid spruce and maple produces a rich tone that is obviously louder but with enough warmth to keep it from sounding brash. As a result, it’s ideal for rock and country music (as if the aesthetics didn’t say it already!).
In terms of volume, it projects effectively and, like any jumbo does when contrasted to a smaller guitar, it fills the space with music. However, in comparison to other jumbos, it lacks a little punch and is quieter than imagined.
Still, the EJ-200SCE becomes a suitable stage partner thanks to updated electronics, and the pickup system does a good job of replicating the unplugged tone.
Finally, the Epiphone EJ-200CE is an excellent tribute to Gibson’s iconic jumbo. Although there is a difference in the models supplied by these two firms, Epiphone’s price compensates for any performance inadequacies. This EJ-200CE should be at the top of your list if you’re searching for a powerful, loud, and well-built jumbo.