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About this Artist JMZ200CEQ Solid Sitka Top Acoustic-Electric with Preamp

The Artist JMZ200CEQ is a great quality, solid-top acoustic guitar that looks, feels and sounds amazing. Featuring a solid Sitka Spruce top, Laminated Zebrawood back and sides, a captivating gloss finish and bevelled edges, this guitar won't disappoint.

The Sitka Spruce top generates a broad dynamic range, accomodating multiple different styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking. As a guitar top, Sitka Spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. The zebrawood back and sides provide a fuller sound with darker tones.

As with all of our solid top range, it includes real bone nut for optimum tone transfer. The density of the bone gives the string a solid basis to vibrate against, whereas plastic nuts are often very soft and this can be a cause of tone loss.

The Fishman Presys II pre-amp and built-in chromatic tuner mean that you can plug this guitar in for live performance or recording.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: JMZ200CEQ

Body Size: Full size

Overall Length: 41""

Woods:

  • Top - Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides - Laminated Zebrawood
  • Fingerboard & Bridge - Laurel

Neck: 3 pieces Okoumen, 2 way Truss Rod, Scale Length 25.5"", 42mm Bone Nut; 20-22mm Thickness

Fretboard: 20 Frets, Laurel ; 400mm Radius

Bridge: Laurel; 8.5mm Thickness

Strings: D'Addario EXP16

Preamp: Fishman Presys II

Optional Hard Case: FC350

Optional Gig Bags: HGBag42, Bag42

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Reviews (14)

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Spectacular ARTIST JMZ200CEQ

By: on 21 June 2022
The finish of this product is absolutely superb, laminated zebrawood provides a beautiful contrast to the lighter Sitka spruce top. The tone is rich and full, you won't be disappointed with this guitar. Well done to the artist team.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Artist JMZ200CEQ Solid Sitka Top Acoustic-Electric

By: on 30 May 2022
Watched a lot of YouTube showing off electric-acoustic guitars, but this review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pglmv7WRGfw sold me on this guitar. It is a beautifully finished instrument, and the tone through the Fishman pickup is wonderful. This instrument is unbeatable for the price.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Fabulous JMZ200CEQ

By: on 3 May 2022
I decided to take up the guitar again after 20 + years now in retirement and came across Artist Guitars online. I liked one of their beginner packs (LSPSCEQBK ) but because their showroom wasn't up and running at the new Warehouse couldn't actually see one, but decided to go ahead and order anyway. I picked up the guitar from their Warehouse and happily played the guitar for about a month, however being a beginners guitar I felt this really wasn't the guitar for me, and was looking to upgrade to a guitar with a little more quality. I spotted JMZ200CEQ , liked the review and what I saw on the review and decided that this was the guitar I was looking for. I was going to put the Artist Guitars 100 day return guarantee to the test.I rang Matt on the Saturday morning , had a friendly chat and emailed him all the details. No problem, Matt said, we just want you to be happy with the guitar you purchase from Artist Guitars, and by the end of the morning had arranged for me to go in Monday afternoon,exchange guitars and pickup the JMZ200CEQ. So far so good. I thought it would be a good idea to shoot off a quick email Monday morning to let them know that I was definitely coming in the afternoon and Molly worked out all the details gave me a return authorisation number and the credit I would be due( I kept the amp and the lead from the beginner pack) In the afternoon Rory, handled the exchange in a courteous and efficient way and made sure I had everything I needed and we opened up the guitar to have a look. I was gobsmacked, this guitar is just stunning ,beautiful solid spruce sitka top, Zebra Wood sides and back, high gloss finish beveled edges.The photos online do not do this guitar justice. I was more than impressed. This guitar has a beautiful warm sound, easy to play, made some minor adjustments to lower the action a little. Daddario,strings feel good,and Fishman,tuner pre amp ,nice. I'm enjoying playing this guitar and feel this is definitely the right choice for me. Thank you Artist Guitars you have lived up to your 100 day return guarantee with fantastic service( often promised but never delivered). Thanks to Matt,Molly and Rory ,for great customer service and making the whole process easy and seamless,( I was really expecting a glitch somewhere along the way) I can highly recommend Artist Guitars, and will recommend them every opportunity I can. I look forward to seeing their showroom up in action (had I seen the JMZ200CEQ, I probably wouldn't have gone with the beginner guitar) see more of their impressive range. Thanks again Artist Guitars and team, continued success to you.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We appreciate it.

Excellent for the price

By: on 28 April 2022
Recently purchased this guitar from the bargain bin. Action was decent out of the box however I did set it up myself as I like the action low. The nut was cut very well, I didn’t have the touch it. I did notice the high E string wasn’t coming through very loud when plugged in and I realised this was due to a thin shim placed in the saddle slot which made the saddle not sit quite square. I removed the shim and this solved the problem. In terms of the sound this guitar is quite well balanced and has decent volume acoustically, and the neck feels surprisingly nice. Overall can’t go wrong with this guitar given the price point. Highly recommend

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Excellent for the price

By: on 28 April 2022
Recently purchased this guitar from the bargain bin. Action was decent out of the box however I did set it up myself as I like the action low. The nut was cut very well, I didn’t have the touch it. I did notice the high E string wasn’t coming through very loud when plugged in and I realised this was due to a thin shim placed in the saddle slot which made the saddle not sit quite square. I removed the shim and this solved the problem. In terms of the sound this guitar is quite well balanced and has decent volume acoustically, and the neck feels surprisingly nice. Overall can’t go wrong with this guitar given the price point. Highly recommend

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the detailed review. We truly appreciate it.

GREAT AFTER SETUP

By: on 9 April 2022
I bought this guitar 3 months ago, great build quality and lovely sound. The action was very high out of the box, very hard to play but after lowering bridge it now plays great. They are good value.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review! We're glad to know that it plays great! We're always here if you need anything. Cheers!

Just Purchased This Guitar

By: on 15 March 2022
This is actually the first brand new acoustic guitar that I have ever purchased (been playing for 40 years). I received this purchase last week. I brought this guitar for playing as a regular instead of my more expensive guitars. I also purchased the great value padded gig bag. I was really impressed with the reviews and am not disappointed. A few minor scratches (which I don't care about anyways) that is going to happen playing it over time anyways. This is a really nice guitar. The built-in tuner is a bonus and the Fishman pre-amps great plugged into my normal guitar rig. Guitar sounds great unplugged as well with great acoustic projection. Great neck action, beautiful body and stays in tune. I don't know how you can make such a great looking and sounding low cost guitar. My first purchase from Artist guitars but not my last. I like the review on those electrics.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback and for the support!

Great value for money

By: on 16 February 2022
I am very happy with this guitar... It got to me very quickly, within a few days of ordering. On opening the JMZ200CEQ, it was well packed and in perfect condition. The nut setup is great, it came with a nice and clean cut nut with no buzzing.. I'm glad that the bridge saddle comes Not setup height wise, because i like to adjust this myself depending on what it's needed for. For this guitar i did a setup for finger picking with a mid tension, low action on the bridge end of the neck. SO, once I got the saddle height adjusted it plays great, the shape of the back of the neck makes playing chords on this guitar a dream, especially around the 12 fret position... Nice bright, clean tones, great harmonics and tuning stability make this a dream to play, especially for the low price that i payed.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! Thank you so much for the great review! We appreciate it. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact us. Cheers!

Another Beautiful Guitar!

By: on 3 February 2022
I just love this guitar so much that I played it many times & in 1 month I had to re-string it. It sounds bright & loud. It was a real bargain. I'm so amazed at the quality & style of guitars Artist are selling now that I own 7 of there Acoustic guitars. All of which I love & I would never send them back. Well done Artist guitars for keeping them affordable. I'm one happy returning customer. I look forward to seeing what they will be selling this year. I'll be back!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the continued support with us Jason. We look forward to introducing new models this year.

JMZ200CEQ

By: on 5 January 2022
I've had the JMZ200CEQ for six mouths. The acoustic tonal sounds just continue to get better and better, softer, sweeter and brighter all wrapped in together. Then when you plug in, the beast in these guitars really does come to life. The 'play-ability', fret action and feel of these guitars is as good as you will ever get for the price. For the record I own a Martin D35, Cole Clark FL2, Maton Messiah, Maton Natural and the JMZ200CEQ is as fun to play as any of those.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your awesome review! We really appreciate the support. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, we're always happy to help!

Wow what a great Guitar

By: on 3 January 2022
I bought this Guitar for my Grandson who I've been teaching and fell in love with it my self it is so well made the wood and finish is beautiful not to mension the Fishman Presys II Pick up which is a Pre Amp as well. Unbelivable at this price. I did make one big improvement though I changed the strings from Dadario coated strings which sounded dull compaired to Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze extra light strings. Keep the good work up Guys.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us!

Awesome looking and Sounding Guitar

By: on 7 October 2021
The test of a supplier is how they fix problems and Artist really came through. The guitar arrived, but had really bad fret buzz on the first fret on the lower e & b strings, they were almost dead sounding. The rest of the guitar sounded great, so I was really keen to get another. Artist swapped it to a new one really quickly, which was perfect straight out of the Box. The guitar looks great, heaps of comments, but once you pick it up and play, the sound that comes out blows everyone away. I told my sons guitar teacher he was welcome to use it, when he comes over to give lessons, and he happily leaves his guitar home now. His comment when I offered was "yes please, any excuse to play this". The neck feels nice in hand and the action and intonation are spot on. Although disappointed when the first one had problems, the quick resolution and the end product made it worth the wait. I can't recommend this guitar highly enough

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for your feedback. This means a lot to us. We're always here to assist you if you have any questions so feel free to reach out. Cheers!

JMZ200CEQ

By: on 13 August 2021
Just received my guitar today, as usual I am very impressed, it looks and sounds a million dollars straight out of the box. Well done Artist, you never fail to impress me.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the awesome review. We're stoked to hear that you're happy with your new guitar

Artist Acoustic-Electric Guitar

By: on 6 August 2021
What an impressive looking acoustic guitar. With a built in pickup and on board tuner, it really is a magic guitar at a magic price. Well done Artist Guitars

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks a lot for your feedback on the guitar. This means a lot to us. We look forward to more business with you in the future. Cheers!