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Item Reviews for: Epiphone AJ100CE Jumbo Acoustic Electric Guitar  -  EPI AJ100CE LIST

Good entry level instrument
By: Guitplyr78 from Utah      Submitted: 4/18/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Purchased this guitar from scratch and dent listing - when it arrived I couldn't find any defects or damage to the guitar itself. There were a couple small scratches on the headstock, probably from the factory, someone was careless with stringing it. It is an all laminate construction guitar, feels pretty solid. Action was high on both nut and the saddle, being a personal preference for my style of playing I shaved a bit of material from the bottom of the saddle and lowered nut slots using proper files. It plays like butter now. Plenty of saddle left if further adjustments are needed, I plan on swapping plastic with tusq or bone for both. Just not right now. Under saddle pickup is thin sounding and trebly, with some proper EQ, bit of compression, chorus and a little reverb it sounds pretty decent. Overall I felt I got a pretty good guitar for not a lot of money, primarily I will be using it plugged in (playing at home/open mic/gigging). Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Feels well made. Too early to tell how dependable it will be, I keep it in a hardshell case and in climate controlled environment. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Neck is a C profile and feels pretty good, plan on using some 0000 fine steel wool to take some of the gloss off - make it faster neck. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Bright sounding, not a lot of bass or midrange acoustically - plugged in it can sound pretty good with proper EQ and a good amp. Action How was the action out of the box? Action was high at both nut and saddle - I have adjusted it and it plays smooth. Intonation is spot on. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Thick plasticky finish - to be expected in this price range. Not too crazy about it, overall decent looking, cannot find imperfections in it. Reliability How has it stood up over time? To be seen... A little online research has shown that headstocks are prone to snapping off if guitar falls out of the stand. Something to be careful with, but I do take care of my instruments.
good for the beginner
By: Darth Ern from Hammond, IN, Good ol USA, banthafodder72@yahoo.com      Submitted: 10/11/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? As i said, I'm only a beginner, I have yet to play live. But I have to say the quality is very high. I have an Epiphone LP Studio electric, I'm happy with, this guitar is better quality. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Only had it for about a month, so far it's good. General Your general opinion of this product. I was kind of on the fence with this on. I saw the picture on the screen & noticed it was what i was looking for cosmeticaly in an acoustic/electric. I'm only a beginner, I was very suprised to see how easy it was for me to play this guitar. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? It's nice & light. I'm still able to keep up with my kids with it strapped around my neck. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone is rich & smooth, I still haven't pluged it in yet, so I can't realy comment on the amplified sound. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Very good. Looks like a $500.00 job. Action How was the action out of the box? The action is better than some of the more expensive acoustics I've play around with.
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