The King of Rock and Roll had an extensive collection of guitars, and it wouldn't have been complete without a Gibson SJ-200, the "King of Flat-Tops." A gift given to him during a recording session at RCA Studio B in the '60s, Elvis performed with his SJ-200 until he gifted it to a friend in 1976. The new Gibson Elvis SJ-200 is modeled after that same guitar, and it's a masterfully-built acoustic that's great for professional players, savvy collectors, and Elvis enthusiasts alike.
Starting with a maple body and a solid Sitka spruce top, the Elvis SJ-200 has a powerful, balanced sound with excellent articulation and plenty of low-end punch. Its Super Jumbo body projects exceptionally well, and its hand-carved scalloped X-bracing allows the top to move more freely, giving it a bigger, livelier sound. Players who perform in loud folk, pop, and country bands will particularly love this SJ-200's LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup that perfectly captures its bold, woody tone and has tons of volume on tap.
While it sounds incredible, the Elvis SJ-200 is on an entirely different level regarding aesthetics and playability. Its mother-of-pearl inlays, moustache bridge, and tortoise shell pickguard look classic and elegant, and its gold-finished hardware adds a striking element to its appearance. And thanks to this model's rounded mahogany neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, it plays great for a wide range of styles and techniques.
Strong, sleek, and stylish, the Gibson Elvis SJ-200 is an absolute powerhouse of an acoustic. Please reach out if you have any questions about this outstanding guitar!
Body Styles: Super Jumbo
Body Shape: SJ-200
Top: Sitka Spruce
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing
Binding: 5-ply Top, 3-ply Back and Headstock, Single ply Fingerboard
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Profile: Rounded
Scale Length: 647.7 mm / 25.5 in
Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43.815 mm / 1.725 in
Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Graduated Crowns
Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint; Hot Hide Glue
Hardware Finish: Gold
Bridge: SJ-200 Rosewood Moustache, with Mother of Pearl Hourglass and Teardrop Inlays
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Keystone Waffleback
Pickguard: SJ-200 Tortoise, No Border
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Black and White with Vertical "Elvis"
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Strap Buttons: 2
Electronics: LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup
Case: Gibson Hardshell Case