The EJ200, like its more famous Gibson cousin, has a presence all its own, and that makes it special.
If this were a four figure Gibson J200, we'd be looking for a guitar with a fat, rich bass end; one for strumming, not picking. The Epiphone EJ is tonally better balanced for general playing, with a more even spread of tone across the strings.
The action is lighter and lower than you'd expect from an acoustic, so while this is still a guitar that likes to be strummed, the more even balance means that the Epiphone is good for pickers as well.
In fact, this would make a great guitar for country picking, because the low action and even response make it quite fast. And it's got the look that just makes you want to pick it up and play.4 Stars