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Epiphone J-45 EC Studio Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Epiphone J-45 EC Studio features a solid spruce top and professional Fishman Fishman Presys II Onboard Preamp System


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MSRP: Old Price $615.00 Was: $369.00 Price Drop! Discounted Price Now: $319.00 Save : $296.00 (48%)

MSRP: Old Price $615.00 Discounted Price Now: $319.00 Save : $296.00 (48%)
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The Epiphone J-45 EC Studio has long been one of Epiphone’s best selling acoustic guitars with the look, sound, and build quality that first time players and professionals expect to hear when they pick up an Epiphone. The Advanced Jumbo style was first produced at the legendary Kalamazoo factory in the 1930s has been a favorite of musicians from every field of popular music ever since. The Advanced Jumbo sound is commanding when required but it’s also well balanced which makes it perfect for stage and studio. Now with a killer cutaway and the Fishman Sonitone preamp and Fishman Sonicore pickup system, the J-45 EC Studio takes yet another step above the competition.

Balanced Tone that Rings Like a Bell
With its bell-like shape featuring a larger lower bout and a smaller, round upper bout, the J-45 EC Studio has a 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 J-45 EC Studio’s clear mid-range that’s never muddy like a square-shouldered dreadnought. The Advanced Jumbo acoustic guitar is often described as the perfect instrument for the soloist or singer/songwriter with a sound that blends well with vocals. And, its generous and elegant Venetian cutaway enables you to access the upper frets with ease.

Premium Electronics!
The Epiphone J-45 EC Studio is equipped with the superb Fishman Presys II Onboard Preamp System. Fishman is an industry leader in bringing a guitar’s true acoustic tone to bigger stages. Fishman's Presys Presys II Onboard Preamp System is dedicated to providing maximum value in a small footprint. This preamp system features Volume, Tone shaping, and Phase controls; a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup and low profile control knobs. Also included are a low battery indicator and a separate battery box.  

Quality Materials and Construction!
While the AJ shape plays a big role in it's signature sound, the J-45 EC Studio 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.

Upscale Features!
Not typically found on instruments in this price range, Epiphone packs even more value into the J-45 EC Studio. 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 (black on Natural finish model) with traditional metal "E" to protect the top against pick marks.


  • Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body Material: Select mahogany
  • Neck Material: Solid mahogany with satin finish
  • Neck Shape: SlimTaper D-Shape
  • Neck Joint: Dovetail, glued-In
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro with "Dot" inlays
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Trussrod: Adjustable via headstock
  • Frets: 20; medium/jumbo
  • Binding: 6-Layer body; Front, 1-Layer
  • Fingerboard Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Sealed, Die-cast; 14:1 ratio
  • Preamp: Presys II Onboard Preamp System
  • Battery: 9 volt
  • Pickup: Fishman Sonicore (under saddle)
  • Bridge: Solid rosewood; Reverse-belly
  • Saddle: Compensated; PVC
  • Pickguard: Simulated Tortoise with metal "E"
  • Output Jack: Metal Endpin Jack with 1/4" output
  • Strap Buttons: Yes
  • Case: Not included

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

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Electric Guitar

Happy with my Buy


Happy with my Epiphone new to Guitar just starting to learn



Would buy again in a heartbeat


I found my dream guitar! Tom at Sam Ash Westminster location CA helped me find my new incredible guitar for an exceptional price, got it delivered to my place over 600 miles away before I even got off the plane



Nice sounding, well built guitar


This guitar is worth the selling price at around $250.00. Nice sound and well made.

Cardinal Dave

Akron, Ohio


Play with the big boys


Great for songwriting, play solo gigs. Light to carry, comfortable to hold. I simply love the strong sound of this guitar. The satin finish neck is the best neck I've ever had on an acoustic! If only Epiphone would step up their inspection and how they set up their guitars! Luckily I can work past them, but a beginner would get frustrated pretty quick, I think. All in all, any beginner or professional would delight in owning this guitar. The price is a outright steal.

Epiphone Junkie

Connersville, IN


AJ-220SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

4.8 4


Series Advance Jumbo (AJ)
Other Features NanoFlex Low Impedance Pickup, Bound Fingerboard
Warranty Info:

J-45 EC Studio 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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