When you think of Rock-N-Roll, you think of several things. Elvis Presley and Gibson guitars. Elvis, of course, would change the sound of music forever when he burst onto the scene in the 1950s and introduced the world to a totally new sound that many had never heard before.
Gibson, which was already more than half a century old by then, was just beginning to get into the electric guitar and had already introduced the Gibson Les Paul, which was to become one of the most popular guitars. iconic of all time.
So what if you combine the two? What if you were to take Elvis and a Gibson guitar and put them together?
Well, let the creative minds at Gibson here at Bozeman come up with some incredible instruments that celebrate the king of rock-n-roll. The Gibson Elvis Dove and the Gibson Elvis SJ-200. Both guitar models are made at the Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop here in town and are available for purchase on Gibson.com.
Both the Gibson Elvis Dove and the Gibson Elvis SJ-200 come in a beautiful black finish which is a tribute to the 1969 Gibson Custom Dove that Elvis used from 1971 to 1975, which was a gift from his father.
Presley was also known for playing many Gibson SJ-200s throughout his career. The SJ-200 is often referred to as the “King of Flattops” for its jumbo size and rich, booming sound.
Although the “King” is no longer with us, his legacy lives on, as does his music and his style. The instruments are sure to become collector’s items and all we can say to Gibson for creating this beautiful, one of a kind guitar is thank you. Thanks very much.
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