Meticulous replica of The King of the Flat Tops.
During the mid-1930s, Ray Whitley - one of the original singing cowboys - approached Gibson to build a custom acoustic. The result was the first J-200 in 1937, which Whitley used exclusively for many years, and is now displayed at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. Gibson's Custom Western Classic J-200 is a painstaking recreation of that celebrated guitar. Its Super Jumbo body has hand-select maple back and sides, and features a period-correct 4" body depth at the neckjoint , Classic 1960s Replica Sunburst finish, and replica back center seam marquetry. When it's time for a live peformance or studio session where you want to plug in, the 1964 features an L.R. Baggs Lyric pickup which features TRUÂ·Mic noise cancelling technology for even more accuracy for your guitar's voice. Other appointments that give it that authentic look and feel include a 1960s Solid Moustache bridge with mother-of-pearl inlays, hand-painted 1960s casted pickguard, custom 1960s style neck shape, and historic gold-plated tune-o-matic bridge with nylon inserts.