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Epiphone EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The "King of the Flattop Guitars" with a graceful cutaway for added fret access, Shadow electronics and a solid top.


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MSRP: Old Price $832.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $333.00 (40%)

MSRP: Old Price $832.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $333.00 (40%)
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The Epiphone EJ-200SCE pushes the "King of the Flat Tops," into the future with a spectacular cutaway for total upper fret access plus the eSonic2 preamp system. Originally introduced in 1937, the J-200 style set a standard for guitar excellence that others have been trying to match ever since. Today—over 70 years later—the legacy of the "King of the Flat-tops" lives on in the Epiphone EJ-200SCE.

The EJ-200 style is simply the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, known equally for its majestic look and focused, complex sound. When the EJ-200 was first introduced, it immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced and powerful acoustic instrument that could project over stage and radio. The J-200 was a radical new design, bigger and bolder than any previous guitar, capable of projecting well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market—a fact that still holds true today with the EJ-200CE. Every great rhythm guitarist and singer of the last century made the J-200 their primary acoustic instrument on stage (and for record covers, too) including Don Everly, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Buddy Holly, and Pete Townshend. The EJ-200CE gives you everything great from this iconic and historic guitar without the headaches or the price tag of an original plus a modern pickup system so you can be heard anywhere.

The Epiphone EJ-200SCE's classic shape is made with a Solid Spruce top with select maple, back and sides and a striking cutaway for total fret access. Epiphone's famous SlimTaper select maple neck joins the body at the 14th fret and has a 25.5" scale. The rosewood fingerboard has vintage style pearloid crown inlays and a 1.68" nut along with the iconic Sloped Dovewing Epiphone headstock with premium die-cast gold 14:1 tuners. The tone from the EJ-200SCE's select maple top is enhanced by the classic rosewood "mustache" bridge and synthetic bone saddle. A tortoise style pickguard helps round-out the EJ-200SCE's iconic look which even from far away, tells everyone that you're playing the King of the Flat-tops. One of the EJ-200SCE's most outstanding qualities on stage and in the studio is its strong yet balanced tone which makes rhythm guitarists as well as singers feel like they're being backed up by a band even when they're playing solo. The rich and complex tones of the EJ-200 truly will inspire musicians everywhere over and over again.

The Epiphone EJ-200SCE also includes the Epiphone eSonic2 preamp system. Made in cooperation with Shadow Germany, the eSonic2 preamp features a built-in, easy-to-use tuner. When engaged, the guitar’s output is automatically muted with no "popping" noise, making it a perfect choice for stage use. You can even push in the "tuner" button and unplug the guitar without a loud “pop.” Other controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include Master Volume, NanoFlex Tone, NanoMag Tone, Stereo Blend, Low Battery indicator and a Phase switch to help eliminate unwanted feedback. 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 EJ-200SCE's compensated saddle, is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex, low-impedance pickup. Unlike a piezo, the unique flexible sensing material features integrated active electronics that not only picks string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos. Complimenting the NanoFlex is the revolutionary NanoMag pickup mounted at the harmonic-rich end of the fingerboard. Exclusively from Shadow, the NanoMag features 3 Samarian-Cobalt magnets and an integrated active circuit to capture all the highs and lows, including a wide range of harmonics. With your choice of either 1/4" mono output blending both pickups or 1/4" stereo output splitting the two pickups, you have incredible flexibility and opportunities to create the perfect acoustic tone live!

Epiphone's hardware has always been the best in the business and the EJ-200SCE is no exception. The new jumbo king features gold Grover tuners and gold screws on the traditional “bell” style truss rod cover. Case not included.

  • Body: Select maple
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with crown inlays
  • Bridge: Rosewood with synthetic bone saddle
  • Pickup: eSonic2
  • Controls: Built-in Tuner, Master Volume, Master Tone, Phase, Treble, Bass, EQ Shape, Low battery indicator, Tuner On/Off/Mute
  • Power: Two 2032 Lithium Batteries
  • Output: 1/4" mono 1/4" stereo blend
  • Pickguard: Tortoise shell style
  • Machine Heads: Gold Grover
  • Case: Not included

Order your Epiphone EJ-200SCE from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

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  • Acoustic Electric Guitar

Wonderful instrument!


Lovely sound for a lovely price. The guitar was delivered rather fast and was not damaged. The only issue I have with it is the action is a little too high out of the box in the upper register, but that's really a non-issue that can be fixed with a setup.




Samash really did it!!


I own and play Ovation acoustic guitars. Got two of them. Got this one as its a jumbo. For the price I got it for, and that price was GREAT from Samash.com!! Guitar was mint condition, been on display only...... But as NEW😃 Really happy with dealing with these guys! Will buy more from them witput a doubt in my mind!!😎👍🏻

Bobbi Sixkiller

Humble, Tx


I would highly recommend.


I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas and he absolutely loves it. Has a beautiful sound!


Gilbertsville Pa


Great instrument!!


The fact that it has two outputs is a super plus when trying to get different tones, specially in the recording studio where I mainly use it. Beyond expectations.

Hezrai Mejia

Nogales Az.


Sam Ash is a place you can count on


The Epiphone EJ-200SCE acoustic-electric guitar is a great product for the price, and purchasing it through Sam Ash made it even more cost-effective. Any Pro or Semi-pro guitar player will get a great amount of satisfaction with the quality and sound of this guitar without paying the big bucks for comparable models. With this purchase, service and shipping were superb -- can't get any more professional than Sam Ash. I'm a patron for life! Respectfully submitted, Lynn Stuart

the "Colonel"

San Diego, CA


What an incredible deal!


Got the sunburst model from the Tampa store. Sounds incredible, played nice. Did a little adjustment on the truss rod, but otherwise, new strings and it's my go to guitar. Been playing for over 35 years. Can't justify the cost of the Gibson, and honestly, don't need to with this great guitar.

Chris in Balto

Baltimore, MD


Awesome jumbo acoustic


Some reviews about this product said that there needed to be some tweaking out of the box. I got a natural. Perfect out of the box. Neck needed no adjustment. Perfect at 12th fret. Built in tuner works better than any of my clip-ons. Great tones From the maple body. Downside....bridge and fingerboard could use a nicer finish to match the quality of the rest of the guitar. And....the 13's that come on the guitar. Gotta go to 10's. I own 4 Les Paul's and 3 acoustics. This one is as nice as any of them


Central Texas


I absolutely love this guitar!


I have been checking these guitars out for a couple of years now. I found this one at Sam Ash, cheaper than anywhere else. Very good experience with both Sam Ash and the guitar. This guitar sounds amazing considering the price. I own about 15 guitars and this has the best sound by far. I wouldn't mind to have another on in my collection.

Chris M

Golconda, Il.


I most certainly would, buy this instrument again!


Everything about this acousto-electric guitar smacks of quality! The lavish use of Maple wood alone, would have caused me to drool with it's quality clear lacquer finish (Yes. I chose the natural blonde finished model) but the more I looked, the more eye candy there was to take my breath away. Just love the binding added to the 'butterfly halved' back which in turn, also finishes off the sides and other edges. Pearloid fret-markers, gold plated tuning pegs and pearl like embellishment to the moustache like rosewood bridge, definitely make this beauty stand out! Playability out of the box left me with a lot to be desired. But that is due to very hard/high action although, I was impressed with the tonal sound for the hour or two I spent playing the instrument before succumbing to pain! To rectify the above. I let the guitar rest (condition) for two weeks and set about de-tuning the strings and laboriously sanding down the bridge-bone and refitting/tuning until I was happy with their height and overall action. Now, I couldn't be happier... I gave this product the full five stars I think it deserved despite of the work I had to put into the above. But, it is fair to say that it's not a job for anyone without the patience/skills to pull it off. If the average reader, whatever that is, decides to buy this instrument. Then I would advise them to have this repair/modification carried out by a professional luthier. I do promise, it will be worth paying to have the job done.


Birmingham UK


Solid guitar


Good instrument, easy to play, needs a good setup out of the box, but what guitar doesn't in this range? Would but again. Good looker.


Buffalo, NY


EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

4.9 18


Series Acoustic Electric
Other Features eSonic 2 pickup system
Model EJ-200CE
Warranty Info:

EJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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