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“The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Memphis Flash”, “The Hillbilly Cat”, there is no shortage of nicknames for one of the most iconic cultural influences in all of music, Elvis Presley.
Gibson is proud to honor a legacy fit for a king and announce the addition of the Elvis Dove and Elvis SJ-200 to the Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop Artist Collection.
Elvis often used Gibson SJ-200 acoustic guitars, aka “The King of Flat Tops”. Gibson has now created ELVIS’ favorite SJ-200 in ebony which is based on a guitar that was gifted to Elvis during a recording session at RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN in the mid-1960s. used the guitar for many live performances. Elvis gave it to his aide and close friend Marty Lacker at Graceland in 1976. The Elvis SJ-200 features maple back, sides and neck, and a Sitka spruce top.
The Gibson Elvis Dove is based on a custom 1969 Gibson Dove that was gifted to the King of Rock and Roll by his father, Vernon Presley. Elvis played it regularly in concert from 1971 to 1975, including the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii satellite television concert. In 1975, Elvis gave it to an astonished onlooker halfway through a concert in Asheville, North Carolina. The Gibson Elvis Dove features a solid Sitka spruce top, solid maple back and sides, and a mahogany neck capped with a rosewood fingerboard.
We hope you can’t help but fall in love with these two new Gibson Acoustics.