That Legendary "Advanced Jumbo" Sound! In 1936, Gibson introduced the "Advance Jumbo" (AJ) acoustic guitar. With its one-inch wider 16" lower bout, rounded or sloped shoulder dreadnought shape and a 25.5" scale length, the AJ was a powerful flat-top referred to in later Gibson literature as an "acoustic cannon." Today, this legendary design is carried over with Epiphone's AJ-220S acoustic guitar.
Balanced Tone that Rings Like a Bell.With its bell-like shape featuring a larger lower bout and smaller, round upper bout, the AJ has a very 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 clear mid-range that's never muddy like the typical square-shouldered dreadnought. The result is an AJ acoustic guitar that's often been described as the perfect instrument for the soloist or singer/songwriter with a sound that blends with vocals.
Quality Materials and Construction!While the AJ shape plays a big role in its signature sound, the AJ-220S 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 AJ-220S. 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" Granadillo bridge with compensated saddle for traditional looks and accurate intonation and a tortoise-colored pickguard with traditional metal "E" to protect the top against pick marks. Limited Lifetime Warranty. If you're looking for a serious solid-top acoustic at a price that won't break your budget, the AJ-220S is for you.
FEATURES:- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- Premium tuners
- Select mahogany body and neck