Everlasting and inexpensive Epiphone AJ-100CE review: you play more, it becomes better

This guitar is made in Indonesia and is a bright representative of the Advanced Jumbo models.

  • Type: guitar electroacoustic dreadnought, contains 20 frets.
  • Fittings: chrome plated.
  • Body: Mahogany.
  • Upper deck: Spruce.
  • Fretboard: pasted Mahogany.
  • Cover: Rosewood.
  • Pick-up: passive piezo pick-up Shadow P-4.
  • Strings: steel.
  • Scale: 25.5 “
  • Nut width: 1.68 “

The Acoustic Jimbo guitar is ideal for both beginners and professionals. This is a choice of many musicians all over the world, for example Hank Williams and The Beatles chose these guitars for working in the studios and during live performances. The fine cut provides an easy access to the upper frets. It was designed according to the 100-year practical experience of the company.

Epiphone AJ-100CE acoustic-electric guitar is a solid model. It will be ready to serve you any time.

The best types of wood

The upper wood is made from Fir; it is rich and saturated wood that lets the air pass well and tends to get only better with time. So you can play the AJ-100CE as long and as much as you can. The Mahogany wood for the deck was specially selected, and the bridge is made from beautiful Rosewood, it is glued in a certain place to provide stable tone and intonation.

The guitars are withstanding some strong tension between the zero thresholds and the bridge, and the Rosewood has proved that it is also a wear-resistant type of wood and it is good in combination with the top Spruce wood deck. The cult Epiphone’s “E” is highlighted by a simple but elegant black coloring on the classical pickguard.

Revolutionary stereo pickups

Under the balancing aperture of Epiphone AJ 100CE there is a patented Shadow pickup with low impedance NanoFlex. Unlike piezo, this unique, well-adapted sensitive material has a built-in active electronics which does not only remove the strings vibration, but it also removes the deck vibration, which gives a fine acoustic sound without sharp piezo pickups. NanoFlex is a revolutionary NanoMag pickup, fixed at the end of the neck bar, where pulsations occur in a significant amount.

Made by Shadow specifically for this model, the NanoMag has three Samarian-Cobalt magnets and a built-in active circuitry for capturing all the bottoms and all the tops. At your choice, a 1/4 “mono output is available. It mixes both pickups, or a 1/4” stereo output, separating the two pickups. You get incredible multifunctionality and opportunities to create a wonderful acoustic sound in live performances!

The Mahogany wooden neck has a:

  • Scale length of 64.77 cm;
  • SlimTaper shape;
  • Rosewood overlay with inlaid dots
  • Natural chrome hardware;
  • Epiphone AJ 100CE acoustic electric guitar has the iconic headneck of Sloped Dovewing (bent pigeon wing). The image is completed with high quality pegs.


Reviews prove that this is a good guitar for its not high price, and it is quality built.

It provides decent sound and reproducibility and even already established strings work completely fine, but there are some stable recommendations to replace them to more effective ones for better sound and playing. The guitar finish is very nice; the only drawback that the users faced was the little sharpness of the neck, so you can hear the noise of the strings.

On the whole Epiphone AJ 100CE has a warm sound, and it is good for those who learn to play.

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