Epiphone AJ-220S - Vintage Sunburst

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Vintage Sunburst
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You'll Be Heard with This Strong-voiced Acoustic

Your music is sure to be heard when you play it on the Epiphone AJ-220S acoustic guitar! This member of Epiphone's Advanced Jumbo family of guitars has a larger lower bout and a smaller rounded upper bout, creating a unique voice that's bold and beautiful. You'll love the lively response to the nuances of your playing, courtesy of the solid Sitka spruce top, providing definition and a detailed sound. And the tone of the AJ-220S also has exceptional depth and body, thanks to the mahogany back and sides as well as the generous body size. Whether you play by yourself or in an acoustic ensemble, you'll set a powerful foundation for your music with the Epiphone AJ-220S acoustic guitar.

Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Solid Sitka spruce top for sweet tone that will keep improving
  • Full-bodied voice
  • Great value in an affordable acoustic guitar
Solid Sitka spruce top for sweet tone that will keep improving

Sweetwater knows that the choice of top wood can make or break the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the AJ-220S, Epiphone chose a solid Sitka spruce top. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid spruce has a vibrant, lively sound with excellent projection. It also enhances note definition, for a clear and articulate sound. And because it's a solid-wood top, the tone will mature gracefully, with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.

Full-bodied voice

Whether you play bluegrass, country, or rock, you need a guitar with a full voice that can hold its own in an ensemble. Thanks to the generous body size of the AJ-220S, combined with the choice tonewoods, its tone is full-ranging and has excellent projection. For solo performances and recording, the sound is rich and solid from the lowest bass notes to the highest overtones. And if you play in an acoustic ensemble, the AJ-220S sets a solid foundation that the rest of the band won't overshadow.

Great value in an affordable acoustic guitar

The AJ-220S gives you premium tonewoods and Epiphone's top-notch construction, at a price that's normally reserved for "beginner" guitars. And it's a great guitar to start with, thanks to its easy-playing SlimTaper neck that most beginners find more comfortable than larger, bulkier necks. But no matter how long you've been playing for, the full, robust tone and exceptional playability of the AJ-220S will be immediately apparent. And thanks to the solid Sitka spruce top, not commonly found on guitars at this price, the tone will only improve as you play it over the years.

Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Value-packed acoustic guitar with real solid Sitka spruce top
  • Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Solid tonewoods mature with age, enhancing tone and balance
  • SlimTaper neck is regarded as one of the most popular and comfortable neck shapes
  • Mahogany neck is glued-in with a dovetail joint, an extremely strong way to connect the neck to the body while enhancing tone and sustain
  • Premium nickel hardware looks great

Get more guitar for your money with the Epiphone AJ-220S acoustic guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Jumbo
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Vintage Sunburst
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape SlimTaper
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Nickel Tuners
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.69"
Strings (.012-.052)
Manufacturer Part Number EA22VSNH3

Customer Reviews

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Well worth it

I picked this guitar for my uncle. He's rough on his stuff, so I got him this one because I knew it would be nice and inexpensive too. His last guitar got left outside on a rainy night. I had to check it out before giving it to him. I am thoroughly impressed with this guitar. I tuned it up and this thing easily hangs with my much more expensive guitars. He plays on the hard side, and this thing sounds great played soft and when beating on it too. Now I want one for myself. This truly is a nice acoustic. My uncle loves it. Its funny seeing this guy baby it. I've never seen him take such gentle care of anything. Haha! I would recommend this guitar to anyone that doesn't have a ton of money to spend and also to anybody that does have money to spend. It seems like Epiphone would sell themselves short putting out such a nice guitar for such a low price.
Music background: Best guitarist on the planet (when nobody is watching)

I really cannot beleive how good this guitar is!

I'd read all the other reviews, but still worried that I was buying a toy or (odious expression) a 'beginner's guitar'. Still, I needed a knock-around axe to take on vacation etc. My Martins are not going to hang out on the beach.When I got the guitar and pulled it out, the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous translucent sunburst finish. I'd peen expecting something more 'painted on', but this is a very light, very classy finish job, and the beauty of the wood shines through.Then I picked it up and played it. After ONE STRUM, my jaw was on the floor. Crisp, but not tinny. Round and warm, but not boomy. A very balanced, harmonious and pleasant response that sounds WAY better than 200.00! I'd say this guitar is around a $600.00 instrument. It's the third Epiphone I've bought this year, and they are on fire! Is it as good as my limited edition Steve Miller model Martin concert? But that guitar was originally $1700.00. I got it for $1200.00. Does this guitar sound like one sixth of that guitar? HELL NO! If I did not own my two Martin's, I'd be happy to perform and record with this guitar. No,. I am not kidding about that! This is not some toy, or beginner's guitar. It's a perfectly fine-playing (the action's a tad higher than I like, but just a tad), fine-sounding guitar for any skill level. For $200.00 it is a ridiculous steal. Epiphone appears to have figured out how to make great guitars inexpensively. If this thing had 'Gibson' on the headstock, I bet it'd be over a grand. Don't buy brand, buy sound!
Music background: performer, composer, recording engineer, studio owner, sound designer

Superb value acoustic tone machine

I was trying to remember the last time that I got so much for so little... I gave up! This guitar is awesome! Rich, throaty tone, excellent playability, beautiful finish and detail. The advanced jumbo shape is just right, without the boxy look and feel of most dreads. It's just a flawless guitar and very inspiring to play! I don't see how they can sell something this nice for this price. Your eyes, ears, and wallet won't believe the deal you just got.

blown away

All I can say is WOW! Bought this guitar from sweetwater excellent service great price superb quality. I've own two other epiphones a DR500 masterbuilt and a old 70's small body acoustic but this one is awesome the quality for the price is out of this world the finish the tone everything about this guitar makes it worth 4 times its price I highly recommend this guitar to anyone who wants something to start out on or for the seasoned player who wants another guitar for a cheap price this guitar is amazing thanks sweetwater
Music background: casual player 20plus years

More than I expected

I've played drums for 15 years and recently took an interest in guitar. I wanted to buy a decent acoustic guitar and shopped around for about a week. I came across the Epiphone AJ-220S and it immediately caught my eye. It not only looks great but, sounds great as well. I don't know a lot about guitars but I do know good quality and this guitar is just that. For $200 you can't beat it. View some of the videos on youtube and you will see and hear how impressive it is. If you're like me and on a budget but, still want a quality acoustic, I don't believe you can go wrong with this one.
Music background: Musician
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Epiphone, Epiphone 6-string Acoustic Guitars