Epiphone EJ-160E Acoustic-Electric Guitar Review

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You’re essentially getting the John Lennon model Epiphone limited edition ej160e acoustic guitar that has all the volume tone controls that John Lennon had on his original signature model acoustic electric guitar. As far as acoustic guitars un $500 are concerned, the John Lennon ej160e is one of the better musical instruments in the Epiphone limited series.  For the upgrade from the Epiphone John Lennon ej160e the Gibson J-160E is incredible, but it’s also hard to find.

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Epiphone EJ-160E  Review

Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

      • Dreadnought acoustic electric guitar
      • Spruce top with mahogany side, back and neck.
      • Gibson Volume and Tone Controls
      • Rosewood fret board
      • 20 frets
      • Stacked p-100 electronic configuration
      • I band preamp equalizer


The Epiphone EJ-160E acoustic electric guitar is one of the most coveted guitars of the modern age because of its association to the legend John Lennon. It is a full dreadnought guitar with Gibson style tuners and Gibson style volume and tone controls. The spruce and mahogany materials give the guitar a great look, and you can also find these materials on the model in our Yamaha FD01S review.

Above the sound hole is the humbucking stacked P-100 pickup for enhanced sound reproduction. The guitar produces a revolutionary electronic sound because of the ingenious sound pickup model and full size potentiometer in all controls.

The guitar comes in vintage natural or sunburst finishes that give a classic look and feel to the guitar. If you want a rich and bright tone instead, give our Yamaha F33 Guitar review a read. If you want to be revered by guitar enthusiast around you or motivate yourself with a professional piece of equipment then the Epiphone ej-160e acoustic electric guitar is it.

The acoustic sound is quite bright and lively for a dreadnought model. The setup is well done and the guitar comes tuned and with little to no tuning you will have a good pitch. The guitar opens up after using it for some time so keep playing your Epiphone for the perfect sound. If you’re a beginner that aspires to play this guitar further down the road in your career, you might want to start out with a model designed for beginners like the one in the Taylor 12E review.


9.1 Expert Score
  • The Volume and Tone controls are authentic to the original version.
  • Solid spruce top produces a live sound
  • A noticeable drop off from the more expensive Gibson J-160E