Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 Acoustic, Aged Vintage Sunburst
Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 Acoustic
The Gibson J-200 could be the most immediately-identifiable Flat-Top acoustic guitar ever made. The J-200 is an iconic guitar, lusted after by guitar players across the world. Its popularity has been validated by sitting on the bellies of some of the biggest artist’s in the world, like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and last but not least, Lefty Frizzell.
Epiphone is renowned for making high-quality instruments at an affordable price tag. Despite a few downgrades here-and-there from their Gibson counterparts, the Inspired By Gibson J-200 is a fantastic option for those looking for a guitar at a more modest price tag.
The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 is constructed with a solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Figured Maple Back and Sides. Sitka spruce is the most common spruce wood in use today. Sitka spruce is good for volume and will age nicely over the first four or five years of the guitar’s life, improving with time. Maple is famously the back and sides for SJ-200s and sometimes appears on other large-sized guitars. The idea is that maple, being hard, dense and very reflective of high frequencies, works well with a large bassy body in need of some clarity. It also can look absolutely stunning. While a guitar gets a certain amount of volume and sustains from its solid top, a solid back and sides will impart a great deal of character to a guitar.
The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 has a Long Scale Length, measuring at 25.551". Long scale lengths cause the strings to be held under a higher tension at concert pitch. This means a louder, more powerful sound, fizzing with harmonic overtones.
The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 is fitted with a bone nut and saddle, which offers a better sound and is far more durable than a plastic-made one, Moustache bridge with curved block inlays, Crown headstock inlay and Graduated Crown mother of pearl fingerboard inlays, a J-200 style pickguard with two-colour graphics and a Fishman Sonicore under-saddle pickup and Sonitone preamp.
An optional hardshell case is sold separately, which is the # Epiphone EJ-200/Broadway Jumbo Acoustic Hard Case.
Overview By Epiphone
The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 is a stunning homage to the King of the Flat-Tops - the world-famous Gibson SJ-200. Since its introduction in 1937, it has been the choice of “singing cowboys” like Tex Ritter and Gene Autry, as well as folk, rock and country royalty, including Emmylou Harris, Elvis, Jimmy Page, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, The Edge, and many more. Featuring a Super Jumbo non-cutaway solid figured maple body, solid Sitka spruce top, and two-piece maple neck with a mahogany center strip, the Epiphone J-200 is built with all solid woods for outstanding tone. The visual elements have always been a big part of the J-200’s appeal, and the Epiphone Inspired by Gibson J-200 includes a Moustache bridge with curved block inlays, Crown headstock inlay and Graduated Crown mother of pearl fingerboard inlays, and a J-200 style pickguard with two-colour graphics. Available in Aged Antique Natural Gloss and Aged Vintage Sunburst Gloss finishes.
- Material Two-piece maple / mahogany center strip
- Profile Rounded C
- Scale Length 25.551"
- Fingerboard Material Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Radius 12.01"
- Number Of Frets 20
- Frets Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material Bone
- Nut Width 1.693"
- End of Board Width 2.258"
- Inlays Mother of Pearl Graduated Crowns
- Joint Tapered Dovetail
- Body Shape Super Jumbo Non-Cutaway
- Body Material Solid Figured Maple
- Top Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back Solid Figured Maple with center strip
- Side Solid Figured Maple
- Bracing Quarter Sawn Spruce
- Binding 6-ply (top) and 4-ply (back)
- Finish Aged Gloss
- Finish Gold
- Tuner Plating Gold
- Bridge J-200 Moustache
- Saddle Material Bone
- Tuning Machines Epiphone Deluxe with Keystone buttons and press in bushings
- Pickguard J-200 Style Tortoise Shell with 2 Color Graphics
- TrussRod Dual Action
- Truss Rod Cover 2-ply Bell
- Bridge Pins Ivory
- Strap Buttons 2 - bottom and side of heel
- Under Saddle Pickup Fishman Sonicore
- Controls Fishman Sonitone Soundhole mounted Volume and Tone
- Output Jack Endpin Jack
- Preamp Fishman Sonitone
- Strings Gibson Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings .012, .016, .024w, .032, .042, .053
- Case Optional