- An acoustic worthy of The King.
Epiphone, in cooperation and under license with Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), announces the introduction of the new Elvis Presley signature EJ-200E acoustic/electric guitar. A faithful reproduction of Elvis famous customized 1956 J-200 jumbo acoustic, the Epiphone EJ-200E brings this acoustic into the 21st century with the addition of Epiphone s eSonic preamp and pickup system making this guitar perfect for acoustic as well as live performance.
Although Elvis owned several acoustic guitars, this particular one featuring his name inlaid down the fingerboard in mother-of-pearl is perhaps most often remembered. Add to that the unique space age pickguard design and you’ve got a one-of-a kind. Just like Elvis.
The EJ-200E features Epiphone s jumbo body that because of its size provides greater volume with bigger bass response than typical dreadnoughts. The Spruce top with the Maple back and sides and a dove-tail, glued-in hard Maple neck combine with the jumbo body to add just enough high-end response making the J-200 the choice of many famous performers since it s original introduction of the jumbo back in 1939.
Just like the J-200 guitar that Elvis owned and used, the EJ-200E has ELVIS PRESLEY with two stars inlaid in the rosewood fingerboard. Also unlike standard J-200 s, this custom guitar was engraved with a space-age motif that typified the space-race generation and times of the early 1960's.
The Elvis EJ-200E comes equipped with Epiphones eSonic preamp with built-in chromatic tuner, bass, treble, and phase controls. Two small lithium 2015 batteries, that not only have a longer life than standard batteries but are also better for the environment, power the unit. The pickup, which is mounted under the saddle, is the NanoFlex low impedance pickup developed by Shadow Germany a leader in acoustic amplification and pickups since 1970. Capturing not only string response but body vibrations, the NanoFlex, in combination with the eSonic preamp, offers accurate acoustic tone when plugged into an amplification system via it s standard 1/4 instrument output jack.
The Elvis Presley signature EJ-200E comes with gold hardware, precision Grover tuners and of course the historic moustache bridge carved out of Rosewood. Epiphone s Limited Edition logo is on the back of the headstock.
Epiphone Elvis Presley EJ-200E Jumbo Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:
- Model: Elvis Presley Signature EJ-200E Acoustic/Electric Guitar
- Color: Antique Natural
- Scale: 25.5
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with Mother-of-Pearl Elvis Presley name
- Neck: Hard Maple
- Neck Joint: Glued
- Neck Profile: SlimTaperNut Width: 1.68
- Frets: Medium 20
- Top: Select Spruce
- Back: Maple
- Sides: Maple
- Hardware: Gold
- Tuners: Grover 18: 1
- Electronics: eSonic-2 System
Controls: Built in Chromatic Tuner, Master Volume, NanoMag EQ (neck), NanoFlex EQ (bridge), Phase (feedback cancel), Blend (NanoMag NanoFlex), Low Battery Indicator
- Pickups: Neck: NanoMag (low-impedance)
- Bridge: NanoFlex (low-impedance)
- Outputs: Mono (blended signal/NanoFlex) Stereo (NanoMag)
- Power: 2 x 2032 Lithium
- Warranty: Limited Lifetime