19 Mar Gibson Elvis Acoustics
Gibson launch the Elvis Dove and Elvis SJ-200 acoustics.
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, was an owner and frequent user of multiple Gibson SJ-200 acoustic guitars – the “King of the Flat-Tops.”
The new Gibson Elvis SJ-200 is based on a guitar that was given to Elvis as a gift at a recording session at RCA Studio B in Nashville in the mid-1960s. He used the guitar for numerous live performances. Elvis gave it to his aide and close friend Marty Lacker at Graceland in 1976.
The Elvis SJ-200 features a maple back, sides, and neck, as well as a Sitka spruce top. It also has all of the attractive SJ-200 touches, including mother of pearl inlays, and the iconic Moustache™ bridge and graduated crown inlays, and comes equipped with an LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup.
A hardshell case is included.
The Gibson Elvis Dove is based on a customized 1969 Gibson Dove that was gifted to the King of Rock and Roll by his father, Vernon Presley, and that Elvis played in concert regularly from 1971 until 1975, including during the 1973 satellite-televised Aloha From Hawaii concert.
In 1975, Elvis gifted it in mid-performance to an astonished audience member at a concert in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Gibson Elvis Dove features a solid Sitka spruce top, solid maple back and sides, and a mahogany neck capped with a rosewood fretboard. It also comes equipped with modern LR Baggs VTC electronics with an under-saddle piezo pickup and soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls, making it stage-ready, right out of the included hardshell case.
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