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#1 User is offline   brannon67 

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:43 AM

I just picked up an Epiphone AJ model the other day at Guitar Center. Just went in to look(Right) and saw it on the wall, and thought to myself, I love the Gibby AJ, but I don not have the $2500 to spend on it, so I tried the Epi AJ. I also wanted a good guitar to play out sometimes, when I dont feel like taking my Gibsons out and exposing them to the weather or thiefs. I really like the Epi AJ model. Anyone else have one?

#2 User is offline   Dodgermod 

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:43 AM

I have had a couple and they are great value for money! I had the AJ100 all laminate which sounded OK when I sanded some of teh thick coat off and had the Aj200 with the solid top which I loved - after I had it a few years it sounded great for a guitar that cost so little. Played an AJ220 in a shop teh otehr day and it sounded similar. definitely great guitars for so little money in my opinion

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:50 AM

Yeah, I got the AJ-200E, which i am loving now. Great little guitar for the money. Now I dont have to take my J45 or my Hummingbird Pro or my Cf-100E out and risk damage or theft. Its not a bad little guitar for the $199.00 it cost me. Well, another $89 for the Epi case. Not bad overall for the sound and quality.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:53 PM

Hey,
I have an AJ300svs I dearly love. I bought it 2yrs ago in a pawn shop. Probly paid to much for it but, I just fell in love with the way it felt and sounded.
I looked on the internet but, there is not much info on the AJ300. I don't have any idea when it was produced, what it's worth, or how old it is. If anybody out their knows anything about the AJ300.
I would greatly appreciate Any info. you can give me.
Mike

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:59 PM

Epi's really are great, from the cheapest to the most pricey levels they are all contenders. My AJ-500M Masterbilt sounds just as good as any J-45 I've ever played and it's 1/3 the price, even though the Gibson guys hate it when I tell them that!


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1994 Epiphone Hummingbird - Fishman pickup
1998 Epiphone PR-100 NA
2004 Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500R VS - L.R. Baggs Element pickup
2005 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500R NS - L.R. Baggs iBeam pickup
2008 Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M NS - L.R. Baggs iBeam pickup
2009 Epiphone Dove Black - custom black pick guard, L.R. Baggs Element pickup
2009 Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500M VS - L.R. Baggs Element pickup
2011 Gibson J-45 Standard VS

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:46 AM

Yes, some of the Epi's are really good, but Im not to crazy about the big A$$ headstock on them for some reason. Thats just me, but I guess I cope with it.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

But the Masterbuilt headstock is better then the regular Epiphone one. Its smaller.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hi. Yes I just got an AJ220sce VS ....for $299.00 I played it in a Guitar Center shop and loved the sound, color, quality and play-ability. After taking it home and re-stringing it (elixir nanoweb 80/20 bronze lights .12-.53) I am now wondering why I ever bought my Martin and Taylor @ $3000 each. I know the Epi AJ is not as good as those, but i can honestly say that I got my moneys worth for this beautiful Epi's price.

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