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Gold Gotoh Pearloid Keystone Button Tuners
Gibson’s Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 features Gotoh’s pearloid keystone button tuners. With a gear ratio of 15:1, these Gotoh tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage, with a special lubricant inside the gear box for smooth and accurate tuning stability.

“King’s Crown” Inlay and Elvis Signature Truss Rod Cover
The headstock inlay for Gibson’s Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 features a beautiful, mother of pearl “King’s Crown” inlay, designed exclusively for this custom model. The headstock inlay matches the inlays on the fingerboard and pickguard, and is pressed onto the face of the headstock using the same process as the Gibson logo. The black truss rod cover features a facsimile Elvis Presley signature in white.

Pickguard
The tortoise pickguard for the Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 is Gibson’s standard Super Jumbo shape, with a hand-engraved “King’s Crown” inlay made from genuine mother of pearl. As with all of Gibson Acoustic’s pickguards, the coloring, inlay, and binding are all done by hand.

Rosette
A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 is a double-ring rosette, with the main ring consisting of seven-ply binding, and the second ring three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200.
Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Exclusive “King’s Crown” Inlays
The fingerboard of Gibson’s Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 is constructed from the highest grade ebony on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200’s “King’s Crown” inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge—instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic’s rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the King of Rock J-200.

Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)

The top of the Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 is made from beautiful A-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from A-grade Eastern curly maple, giving the Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 all the rich, deep tone, clarity and presence expected from a Gibson Super Jumbo. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson’s guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with “the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,” and today’s guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System

Gibson Acoustic’s Elvis Presley King of Rock J-200 comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile undersaddle element—or transducer—that’s proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamp with an unobtrusive and removable volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element delivers performance not previously attainable from an undersaddle pickup. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar, and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Bagg’s new “Battery Bagg.”

Bracing
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument’s sound projection. The lightweight bracing pattern inside the Elvis King of Rock J-200 Signature Artist Series acoustic is the same pattern used in Gibson’s first Super Jumbo in 1937. It is constructed to support and strengthen a very large surface, thus allowing the top more freedom of movement to vibrate and project sound. The placement of the braces inside the Elvis King of Rock J-200 also creates powerful, deep lows with full frequency range, producing the incredibly balanced, huge sound Gibson’s Super Jumbos are so noted for.

Features

  • Gibson Logo
  • Gold Gotoh Pearloid Keystone Button Tuners
  • “King’s Crown” Inlay and Elvis Signature Truss Rod Cover
  • Neck and Profile
  • Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Exclusive “King’s Crown” Inlays
  • Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
  • Bracing
  • Pickguard
  • Rosette
  • Radius Top
  • L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Body Binding