Epiphone AJ200SR Reviews 4

Although it is called a 'Jumbo' it is really a round-shouldered dreadnought Mine is antique natural with rosewood back and sides. Solid top (for under $200.!) Made in Indonesia. I have seen good stuff coming from there, my Squier Strat being just one example. I am not a professional musician, but I have been playing six-string guitars for half my life. Acoustic and electric, but mostly acoustic. My taste in music is rather eclectic. Beatles, Alvin Lee, and Hee Haw Gospel Quartet, for examples.

I was looking for an economical replacement for my Epiphone PR350s which had it's headstock snapped off. (I eventually repaired her myself. She doesn't look like much but still sounds any plays well. Thank you for your sympathy). I went back to Musicians Friend because they haven't failed me yet (five guitars from them, so far). Under $200. For a solid top!

Good volume. Well dressed frets (unlike some of their stuff coming out of China). Looks great, too.

The pick guards on these units are not adhered well. Expect to replace it. Gibson will give a free replacement and it isn't hard to DYI. Or replace it with another style at your own expense.

See my previous two comments.

Despite the pick guard problem I would still recommend this guitar for anyone on a budget, or looking for a starter, or a beater. Maybe I should give it five stars because of the price, but...

thebird55 rated this unit 4 on 2010-05-20.

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