Epiphone AJ220S setup

Had a chance to work on an entry level Epiphone AJ220S last week.

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This is Epiphone’s entry level solid top with laminate mahogany back and sides. The shape is called advanced jumbo, hence the model name AJ220S. Looks pretty much like a slope shoulder dreadnought to me. The headstock is a bit longer than others and not so pleasing to Guitarbear’s eyes. 🙂

Back and sides are laminated mahogany with cream binding all around the body and fingerboard.

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True to guitar forums and YouTube reviews, this guitar sounds pretty good for its price (just over $200 from Swee Lee).

Let’s give it a Bearclaw Special.

Fingerboard cleaning and nourishing. 

Kuma was here to oversee the work. Frets were a little tarnished and I gave them some rubbing with 0000 grade steel wool.

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Overall body cleaning and shine

This guitar has a nice and thick pickguard with a metallic Epiphone logo. Rather cool looking.

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The guitar had some buzzing so I added some relief to the neck. It is interesting to find this.

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The truss rod cover is merely cosmetic. After removing it, it’s just… nothing!

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Truss rod is actually adjusted via sound hole access. I adjusted to just under 0.3mm because I strum very hard.

Final tune up and we’re good to go.

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