The Epiphone Robot AJ220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar
features the Tronical Robot Tuning System; For the acoustic guitarist who is ready for the ease and convenience of Robot Tuning. Imagine being able to switch between your favorite tunings with just a strum of the guitar! If you want a versatile professional instrument designed for live performance or studio and capable of both semi-hollow growl and real acoustic-like tones, the Epiphone Robot AJ220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar is it!
Epiphone Robot AJ220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:
Suberb Value and Performance!
- Robot technology Tunes itself in under 2 seconds, includes alternate tunings
- Advanced Jumbo size - with single cutaway for easy access to upper frets
- Solid Spruce top – Bright, ringing harmonics, and sustain
- Mahogany back and sides – adds low frequency ‘warmth’ to tone
- Mahogany neck – with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays
- On board preamp – Shadow Performer Tuner and Nanoflex bridge pickup
- First acoustic guitar to feature Robot tuning technology
The new Epiphone Robot AJ220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar may be the best value in the acoustic electric guitar industry today. Since the introduction in 1998 of Epiphone's Advanced Jumbo acoustics, the AJ-220SCE carries on the tradition of unequaled quality and performance for far less than you would expect to pay.
That Legendary ‘Advanced Jumbo’ Sound!
In 1936, Gibson introduced the ‘Advance Jumbo’ acoustic guitar. With its one-inch wider 16 inch lower bout, rounded or sloped shoulder dreadnought shape and a 25.5 inch scale length, the AJ was a powerful flat-top referred to in later Gibson literature as an ‘acoustic cannon.’ Today, this legendary design is carried over with Epiphone new Robot AJ220SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar.
Balanced Tone that Rings Like a Bell
With its bell like shape featuring a larger lower bout and smaller, round upper bout, the AJ has a very focused and balanced tone. The bass is deep, rich and loud while the highs have a crispness and brilliance that cuts through. Most noticeable however, is the clear mid range that's never muddy like the typical square shouldered dreadnought. The result is an AJ acoustic guitar that's often been described as the perfect instrument for the soloist or singer/songwriter with a sound that blends with vocals. And, it's generous and elegant Venetian cutaway enables you to access the upper frets with ease.
The Epiphone Robot AJ220SCE is equipped with Shadow's new Performer preamp and NanoFlex pickup system, the AJ220SCE comes alive when plugged in. Made by Shadow Germany, the new Performer preamp features all the controls you need to tailor the sounds of your acoustic to suit your playing style, volume level and venue size. Professional features on this state of the art preamp include Master Volume, Dynamic EQ Slider control, Bass, Treble, low Battery indicator and a Phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback. It also features a Mute button which comes in handy when plugging in or unplugging your guitar.
The preamp uses two 2032 lithium watch batteries that are not only lightweight, but provide significantly longer life than old-fashioned, heavy 9V batteries. Under the Epiphone AJ220SCE's compensated saddle, is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex, low-impedance pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos.
Quality Materials and Construction!
While the AJ shape plays a big role in its signature sound, the Epiphone Robot AJ220SCE benefits from the use of premium materials and traditional construction methods. The top is made of solid Sitka Spruce that not only sounds great right out of the box, but actually improves as it ages. Complementing this are back and sides made of select Mahogany fitted to a solid Mahogany neck. For great stability, tone and sustain, the neck is glued into the body using TiteBond glue and a traditional dovetail neck joint. Easy and comfortable to play, the neck shape or profile is Epiphone's classic 1960's SlimTaper D-shape with a smooth, fast satin finish.
Not typically found on instruments in this price range, Epiphone packs even more value into the Robot AJ220SCE. Included is a bound fingerboard for a clean look and smooth feel, premium sealed die-cast tuners with 14:1 gear ratio for tuning accuracy and stability, a solid ‘reverse-belly’ Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle for traditional looks and accurate intonation and a tortoise-colored pickguard with traditional metal ‘E’ to protect the top against pick marks.