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Guitar of China 2016-08-25

The world’s most famous acoustic guitar
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From its inaugural appearance in 1937, Gibson's J-200 set a standard others

have been trying to match ever since. Today-nearly 71 years later-the legacy of

Gibson's "King of the Flat-tops" lives on in the Gibson J-200 Standard acoustic-

electric guitar. Upon its introduction in the late 1930s, the J-200 (also referred to

as the SJ-200) immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced and

powerful sound. It gave purveyors of the new American music scene of the

1930s a reliable, well-built instrument, capable of projecting the sound of the

guitar well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market-a fact that still holds

true today. It is simply the world's most famous acoustic guitar, and certainly one

of most popular, as evidenced by the list of players that have made it their

primary acoustic instrument, among them Ray Whitley, Emmylou Harris, Roy

Rogers, Gene Autry, Gram Parsons and Pete Townshend. Includes case.

Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with style and

performance exactly suited for the J-200 Standard. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the

Rotomatics 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. A countersunk tension screw lets

players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the

gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Crown Peghead Logo
Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has

graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including

today's J-200 Standard. Over the years, it has also been called a "thistle"

because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson

has preferred to call it a "crown."

The tortoise pickguard for the J-200 Standard is Gibson's standard Super Jumbo

shape, hand-engraved with the J-200's traditional floral and vine design,

surrounded by a cream-colored border with yellow and orange dots.

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 J-200 Standard 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 J-200 Standard.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Graduated Crown Inlays
The fingerboard of Gibson's J-200 Standard is constructed from the highest

grade rosewood 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 J-200's

graduated crown inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted

into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps. The fingerboard also

sports a rolled edge-instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard

surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic's rolled edge is slightly beveled for an

extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the J-200


Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The top of the J-200 Standard is made from beautiful AAA-grade Sitka spruce,

while the back and sides are constructed from AAA-grade Eastern curly maple,

giving the J-200 Standard a bright and crisp tone, and all the 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.

Fishman Ellipse Aura Electronics Package
Gibson's J-200 Standard comes equipped with a built-in Fishman Ellipse Aura

electronics package, which combines Fishman's most sophisticated onboard

preamp design with the power of the popular Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology.

The result is acoustic sound that is exceptionally accurate and true to life.

Already loaded onto the system are four images that best match the

instrument's natural tonal characteristics. You can make adjustments to any of

them using the system's Pickup/Image Blend or Volume controls, or use the

switchable Natural I and Natural II low frequencies for tone shaping. You can

also control feedback with the Phase switch and automatic Anti-Feedback device

control. The pickup's ergonomic soundhole-mounted design puts slider controls

at your fingertips so you can maintain a natural playing position at all times. The

Fishman Ellipse Aura is used by such noted musicians as Brad Paisley, Pete

Townshend and Travis Tritt.

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 J-200 Standard-the same

pattern used in Gibson's first Super Jumbo in 1937-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

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.
AAA-grade Sitka spruce top
AAA-grade Eastern curly maple back and sides
Hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing
Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and graduated crown inlays
Fishman Ellipse Aura Electronics Package
Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners