Epiphone EJ-200SCE Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ultimate Review

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic /Electric Guitar, Natural
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding

Review Summary:

This Epiphone EJ-200CE guitar is a great buy for your money, and this is because it is beautiful and it s very comfortable to play with. The guitar is featured with a lot of details right from the moustache bridge, the pick guard, the binding to the inlaid crown and these are enough amount of features for its price tag. This is a legendary instrument.

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Introduction 

Epiphone EJ-200SCE is an acoustic guitar that is highly stylized and is made out of maple, the solid spruce at the top of the guitar, its bridge with the stylish moustache, the gold hardware, and crown inlays that are on the fingerboard not only makes it beautiful but gives it a delicious sounding as well. This is a top notch guitar that ascertains pure entertainment especially in the modern day lovers of acoustic and electric guitar, especially with its Shadow NanoFlex system and the preamp of eSonic2. The guitar is well customized to give the audience sweet and balanced tone on any size of the stage and reignite the legendary country and rock music in the 21st century.

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Review

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Review - Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic - Electric Guitar For Beginners

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Review: Background Information

This is a modification of the “King of Flattops” that has famously been used by big names like Emmylou Harris and the King of Pop himself, Elvis Presley, and it is no wonder why it has been one of the Epiphone’s best selling acoustic/electric guitar.  This guitar was originally introduced early in 1937, and the J-200 style became a pioneer in setting the standards for what is now known as guitar excellence, that for a very long time now others are still trying to match.

It is now 70 years later, and the legendary “King of the Flattops” has been well and fine-tuned through the experience of big names that have had the pleasure of enjoying this guitar, and now it has been reborn as Epiphone EJ-200SCE.

When Epiphone EJ-200 was first introduced, it created that undying hunger to fill the need for having a deeper and more balanced acoustic instrument that its power could allow it to project and perform both on radio and stage. This what lead to the birth of EJ-200SCE that has a new design that is radical, bigger and bolder than any guitar that has previously existed.

The Epiphone EJ-200SCE hold the capability to project well beyond the expectation of any other acoustic guitar that is currently available on the market and because of this it is easy to understand why Epiphone EJ-200SCE brags of its position in the market.

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Review: Product Description

The first thing that caught my eye when I encountered the Epiphone EJ-200SCE was the fact that it comes with a jumbo body that any time out of maple with a neatly shaped spruce top. Quickly looking at the cut of the guitar, I noticed that it is famous in a manner that it allows the user to have access to the superior registry with ease.

The relative scale length of the guitar is 25.5 inches long. The long maple neck is pretty much comfortable and allows easy play; this merges into the body of the guitar on the 14th fret.

The fingerboard is marvelous out of rosewood giving the Pearloid Crown inlays a vintage look along with the 1.68-inch nut. But the rosewood curve and the pearloid crown tends to vary from the available EJ-200SCE in the market, as I have read reviews that others feature Epiphone’s SlimTaper. In addition to these, the guitar also comes with a set of die-cast tuners.

In the electric section, you will agree with me that this guitar has a reason to brag of the preamp system of Epiphone eSonic2 in addition to an onboard tuner that will help you in keeping the top six strings in the right shape. What really keeps the guitar an edge above all others is its Shadow’s proprietary NanoFlex.

This is equipment that will pick up vibration Epiphone EJ-200SCE Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic that is finely tuned from the top and the body just as it does with its marvelous strings.

Others refer to this guitar as a fresh spin on the classic tone, of which it is very easy to agree with based on its classic rosewood moustache bridge accustomed with a synthetic bone saddle. On various versions, the guitar has a tortoise-style pickguard that has distinctive patterns of dandelion art which add to the round-out iconic look of the EJ-200SCE.

The EJ-200SCE will definitely offer you a solid and balanced tone that if you are a lover of rhythm guitar, it will give you the feeling that you have a backup band even when you are playing a set pared down. This is allowed to its combination of construction and tonewoods.

In my opinion, the wealthy and unique tones of Epiphone EJ-200SCE will inspire every musician, aspiring and established, everywhere to reignite their love of music over and over again.

Let us briefly talk about how the guitar levels when you plug it in especially with its new features. The one thing to love about the guitar at this point is the Epiphone eSonic2 preamp system. This takes the Epiphone EJ-200SCE to a whole new level of sound.

The preamp system features an in-built and easy to use a tuner. This is the exciting part about it; whenever you are playing the guitar you never have to worry about any accidental popping, and this is because the eSonic2 preamp system automatically will mute your output. Once you push in the tuner button and you unplug your guitar, the same system helps it by keeping it ‘pop’ free. In addition to this, the Epiphone EJ-200SCE will offer you a range of tone-shaping options ranging from NanoMag Tone, NanoFlex Tone, Stereo Blend and even Master Volume.

The guitar also features a low battery indicator and phase switch that will get rid of that unwanted feedback when you are playing.  The eSonic2 preamp system is powered using two 2032 lithium watch batteries that are considerably not lightweight and can also last longer than the traditional 9V batteries that were somewhat heavier too.

Diving deeper into its revolutionary stereo pickups, the guitar features a well-compensated saddle with Shadow NanoFlex that has a low-impedance pickup. The NanoFlex has a unique and sensing material according to the Epiphone Website product review that is incorporated with active electronics which can quickly pick up string vibrations in addition to top and body vibrations. The beauty of this is that it will give a genuinely acoustic tone with the harshness that is often associated with the piezo.

To complete the marvelous wonders of this guitar is a NanoMag pickup that you will see mounted at the end of the fingerboard that is harmonic rich. The preamp system allows you to select 1/4″ mono output that blends with both pickups or the 1/4″ stereo output that splits up the two pickups that will give you a wealth of experience and incredible flexibility in creating a perfect acoustic tone live.

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Review: The Pros and Cons


  • The main amazing fact about this marvellous piece of art is that you can find it at very affordable price which means getting the right deal for a good deal.
  • The guitar itself offers and incredible performance, especially with the integration of the NanoFlex and NanoMag, pick up systems that give it an edge above any other acoustic/electric guitar that is available on the market.
  • It has a low battery indicator together with a phase switch that gets rid of the unwanted feedback when one is performing.
  • The guitar is powered by 2032 lithium batteries that last longer and are lighter compared to the previous 9V batteries which were not durable and were heavy.
  • The guitar always stays in tune making it fun and inspiring.
  • With its tuning and upgrade, the guitar can be said to have attained consistency.
  • This can be defined as the epitome of both electric and acoustic guitars in the 21st


  • The looks can be said to not be much appealing if you compare it to the Gibson Classic and this might not be appealing to everyone.
  • In comparison to Gibson too, it can be said that the maple wood used is not as strong as it is expected to be.


This Epiphone EJ-200CE guitar is a great buy for your money, and this is because it is beautiful and its very comfortable to play with. The guitar is featured with a lot of details right from the moustache bridge, the pick guard, the binding to the inlaid crown and these are enough amount of features for its price tag. This is a legendary instrument.

The jumbo body of the guitar offer it a deep and rich sound and both the pickups can be balanced either together or with each other. In addition to the very many discussed features like the NanoFlex, NanoMag, and the new eSonic2 preamp system, the guitar can be considered quite a necessity in almost every genre of music of your choice. Despite the fact that this can be seen as an outstanding guitar just for the country folks, I would recommend you buy this guitar if you are a lover of acoustic music anytime, any day.

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