Epiphone Electro Acoustic Guitars
The majority of Epiphone guitars are designed to be more affordable versions of well-known Gibson instruments. Since 2002 most of Epiphone’s manufacturing has taken place in China.
Epiphone offers a wide selection of electro acoustic guitars, several of which are modelled on iconic Gibson designs such as the Hummingbird.
Electro acoustic guitars are different to acoustic guitars in a few details:
- Electro acoustic guitars feature a pickup and preamp system allowing for the amplification of the signal
- They can be plugged directly into a speaker or amplifier making them good for gigs when guitars need to be loud
- Often electro acoustic guitars will also feature a built in tuner, meaning there is no need to carry a tuner with you on stage
Epiphone’s electro acoustic guitars stretch over a fairly narrow price range compared to a lot of other companies. Their entry levels guitars are very affordable instruments and their top of the range electro acoustic models would still be considered reasonably priced to most guitarists.
Epiphone’s entry-level models such as the AJ-100CE are very well suited to beginners. From Epiphone’s lower level models you can expect:
- Very affordable prices
- Quality construction materials
- Classic styling
- Basic but effective hardware
- Preamps with 2 band EQ and built in tuners
- Guitars available in multiple finishes
On their top of the range Masterbilt guitars you can find:
- Quality materials and hardware
- All solid construction
- Iconic, classic designs
- Some models have vintage Gibson styling
- More sophisticated preamp and pickup technology
- Better sound and playability
Many Epiphone electro acoustic guitars are included with an optional hard case. Typically, it is the higher-grade models that will come with a case.
Most Epiphone acoustic guitars will fit in cases/gig bags designed for acoustics, as most of their guitars feature popular body styles.