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The Epiphone Inspired by Gibson Custom 1957 SJ-200 acoustic-electric brings back a classic look, sound and feel with modern upgrades for the contemporary guitarist. With its iconic Super Jumbo body shape and elegant appointments, the SJ-200 defined an era. Now, Epiphone has partnered with the Gibson Custom Shop to craft a stunning recreation of the original “King of the Flat Tops.” With its timeless design and construction, the Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 is an instrument you’ll enjoy for life.

Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 Body

Iconic Super Jumbo Shape and Style

The SJ-200’s oversized Super Jumbo body shape produces bold, balanced sonics with articulate lows, warm mids and shimmering highs. Mother-of-pearl appointments, multi-ply binding and an ornate pickguard give the SJ-200 an elegance that matches its impressive voice. When you step on stage with the SJ-200, you’re making a statement with this historically beloved instrument.

Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 Tonewoods

Premium Tonewoods for a Lifetime of Sound

A thermally aged solid Sitka spruce top provides the foundation for the SJ-200’s expansive tone, noted for its natural resonance and superior musicality. Figured maple back and sides reproduce crystal-clear midrange frequencies, tight, focused bass and plenty of top end with a responsive, pronounced attack. The solid-wood Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 is built to last a lifetime—as these carefully chosen tonewoods age, they give the instrument a hearty, “broken-in” sound that sings with tons of vintage vibe.

Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 Neck

Comfortable, Easy-Playing Neck

The Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 has a flame maple neck carved to a smooth C shape that plays easy and feels like home. The laurel fingerboard and 20 medium-jumbo frets provide a comfortable surface under your fingers, while graduated crown mother-of-pearl inlays add a touch of ageless sophistication. A classic Gibson “open book” headstock authentically pays tribute to the original 1957 SJ-200 and gives the Epiphone homage a distinguished appearance.

Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 Electronics

Onboard Electronics for Stage and Studio

The SJ-200 features L.R. Baggs VTC electronics so you can plug in and share your music with the world. VTC electronics capture the natural tone of the guitar with minimal coloration, so you don't have to compromise the SJ-200’s signature unplugged sound just to be heard on stage. Controls mounted inside the soundhole provide simple and intuitive operation, while not detracting from the guitar’s refined aesthetic. When it’s time to “go loud,” you can easily amplify the Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 for live performance or direct recording in the studio.

The Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 revives a legend. With its one-of-a-kind body shape, tasteful looks and time-honored acoustic tone, the SJ-200 has an irrefutable reputation as the “King of the Flat Tops” for good reason. This Inspired by Gibson Custom recreation of the original SJ-200 delivers the same coveted tone and style that has endured for over 60 years. For musicians and collectors alike, the Epiphone 1957 SJ-200 acoustic-electric is an instrument to cherish.

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  • Thermally aged solid Sitka spruce top with scalloped X-bracing
  • Flame maple neck with C-profile, laurel fingerboard, graduated crown mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Iconic J-200 open mustache bridge, engraved pickguard, compensated bone saddle, bone nut, bone bridge pins
  • L.R. Baggs VTC pickup

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  • Body type: J-45
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: V
  • Nut width: 1.73" (44 mm)
  • Neck wood: 1-piece mahogany
  • Material: Laurel
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Inlay: Mother-of-pearl dot
  • Pickup: L.R. Baggs VTC
  • Controls: Soundhole-mounted volume and tone
  • Tuner: No
  • Bridge: Laurel
  • Tuning machines: Open-back with cream buttons
  • Plating: nickel
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: China