Epiphone J-200 Electro Acoustic Guitar - Aged Natural Antique Gloss
Epiphone’s take on the Gibson classic shares its vibrant energy.
Epiphone's ‘Inspired by Gibson’ range of guitars features high-quality affordable versions of Gibson’s most-loved guitars. Built to Gibson’s spec and approved by them, each of these models captures the look, sound and feel of the guitar they are ‘inspired by'. They do a great job of recreating all of the amazing features and functionality that the high-price versions possess but offer them at much more affordable prices.
The Epiphone J-200 Electro Acoustic Guitar is a beautiful take on the Gibson SJ-200, a now-legendary acoustic jumbo that was first introduced in 1937. The J-200 was brought to prominence by iconic players such as Elvis, Bob Dylan and George Harrison and was ideal for rhythmic work. It had marvellous projection and a bright voice that were ideal for sitting alongside bass and drums without being swallowed up, making it a guitar that worked very well in full band settings. This new J-200 from Epiphone shares the same qualities.
A classy two-piece Maple and centrepiece Mahogany neck is shaped to a classic rounded “C” profile which is extremely comfortable in hand and easy to play, and an Indian Laurel fretboard is home to 20 medium-jumbo frets and inlaid with real mother of pearl crown fret-markers. Very attractive indeed.
There are some lovely details in the body too. Its back and sides are crafted from Maple and a lively Sitka Spruce top resonates with a clean and crisp sparkle. The body and neck both possess intricate and attractive binding, and the body wears the iconic moustache bridge and flower-patterned pickguard. Gold Epiphone machine heads, a bone nut and saddle and sleek ivory colour pins complete the J-200’s amazing look.
Epiphone has equipped this J-200 with a fantastic preamp system. The Fishman Sonitone OEM system works in conjunction with a discreetly positioned under-saddle pickup to reproduce this acoustics finely-balanced tones. As well as amplifying your sound, it also provides an EQ control that lets you refine your tone and a handy onboard tuner too.
- Super Jumbo-style electro acoustic guitar
- Solid Figured Maple back and sides
- Solid Sitka Spruce top
- Two-piece Maple and Mahogany neck
- Bound Indian Laurel fingerboard
- Premium-quality hardware
- Famous J-200 Moustache bridge
- Fishman electronics