Epiphone Guitar EJ-200
The Epiphone EJ-200 brings back the historic acoustic guitar deservedly known as the “King of the Flat-tops,” the J-200. Originally introduced in 1937, the J-200 set a standard for guitar excellence that others have been trying to match ever since. Today—over 70 years later—the legacy of “King of the Flat-tops” lives on in our EJ 200.
When the J-200 was first introduced, it immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced and powerful acoustic instrument that could project over stages and radio. The J-200 was a radical new guitar, bigger and bolder than any previous design, and gave artists in the new American music scene of the ‘30s an instrument capable of projecting well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market—a fact that still holds true today. Gene Autry and Roy Rogers frequently made the J-200 their guitar of choice for dozens of Westerns, making cowboys and their guitars forever linked. The J-200 has been the best friend of country and western music ever since. The J-200 is the acoustic guitar that every player wants whether on the open range or an open stage.
The J-200 style is simply the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, known equally for its majestic look and focused, complex sound. Every great rhythm guitarist and singer of the last century made the J-200 their primary acoustic instrument on stage (and for record covers, too) including Don Everly, Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Presley, Gram Parsons, Buddy Holly, and Pete Townshend who used a J-200 style to compose the songs for The Who’s Tommy. The EJ-200 gives you everything great from this iconic and historic guitar without the headaches or the pricetag of a vintage guitar.
Like all Epiphone instruments, the EJ-200 is covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty and the Gibson Family of Instrument’s 24/7/365 Customer Service. Pick up an EJ-200 today and become a believer in the King of the Flat Tops!
Top Solid Spruce
Fingerboard rosewood with crown inlays
Bridge rosewood with synthetic bone saddle
Pickguard Tortoise shell style
Machine Heads Gold Premium die-cast 14:1
Colors ebony (EB), Natural (NA), Vintage Sunburst (VS)
Strings D’Addario® 12, 16, 25, 34, 41, 53
Historic Tone Made New
The tone from the EJ-200’s select maple top is enhanced by the classic rosewood “mustache” bridge and synthetic bone saddle. A tortoise shell style pickguard helps round-out the EJ-200’s iconic look which from far away tells everyone that you’re playing the King of the Flat-tops. One of the EJ-200’s most outstanding qualities on stage and in the studio is its strong yet balanced tone which makes rhythm guitarists as well as singers feel like they’re being backed up by a big band even when they’re playing solo. The rich and complex tones of the EJ-200 truly will inspire musicians everywhere over and over again. The EJ-200 is available in three beautiful colors, Black (BK), Natural (NA) and Vintage Sunburst (VS).
The King of the Flat Tops
The EJ-200’s classic shape is made with a Solid Spruce top with select maple back and sides. Our famous SlimTaper™ select maple neck has a 25.5″ scale with a 1.68″ nut along with our iconic Sloped Dovewing headstock with premium die-cast gold 14:1 tuners. The rosewood fingerboard has vintage style pearloid crown inlays.