Discover the Acoustics of the Epiphone EJ-200

Some have called the Epiphone EJ-200 “The King of Flattop Guitars,” and it was one of the most widely manufactured acoustic models produced by the Epiphone company. Originally released in the 1990s to provide a low-priced alternative to the market, the Epiphone EJ-200 is a full-size acoustic with a big, deep, and balanced sound that can project easily over stages and radios. eBay is your source for your next Epiphone EJ-200 accoustic. 

To what musical style is the Epiphone EJ-200 suited? 

With a low-action and balanced sound, the Epiphone EJ-200 is made for strumming as well as picking. It is also uniquely suited to country-style “chicken-pickin'.” While versatile enough for any genre, the Epiphone EJ-200 has seen plenty of use among country, southern rock, and blues musicians. 

Models and variations of the Epiphone EJ-200 

Not every artist has the same needs for their instrument, so there are several distinct models of the reasonably priced Epiphone EJ-200 that you can consider.  

  • Epiphone EJ-200 Artist: The artist was a limited edition model that cost a bit less than the standard models while still offering an all-maple build and beautiful, full-bodied tone.
  • Epiphone EJ-200E: Known as the “Elvis Presley,” this model features “The King's” name on the fretboard, and you can play both acoustically or while plugged into an amplifier.
  • Epiphone EJ-200CE/N: The acoustic/electric version of the Epiphone EJ-200, this stylish Epiphone EJ-200CE/N features a deep cutaway and the Shadow eSonic-II Stereo Pickup System, which maintains a pure acoustic tone when plugged into an amplifier.
  • Epiphone EJ-200SCE Sunburst: If style is as critical as sound, the stunning Epiphone EJ-200SCE Sunburst is a must for any guitarist. An acoustic/electric with big tone and excellent playability, it's easily one of the more attractive guitars in the series.

Should you buy a new or pre-owned Epiphone EJ-200? 

An affordable Epiphone EJ-200 is not hard to come by due to the high number of new and used models on eBay. Still, there are some significant differences between buying new and buying pre-owned. For many guitarists, a “broken in” or pre-played acoustic is the only way to go as they feel the guitar will look and sound like it has more “personality.” Others will prefer to develop that personality by purchasing the guitar new and breaking it in themselves. Either way, the Epiphone EJ-200 is a low-budget, big-sounding acoustic designed to perform well on the stage or in the studio. 

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