“The King” was known for many things during his lifetime – his smooth, velvety voice, his dazzling outfits and, of course, his dance moves. Like any other iconic rock star, however, we can’t forget the most important thing: their guitars.
Iconic guitar brand Gibson has partnered with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and Elvis Presley Enterprises to create two acoustics: the Gibson Elvis Dove and the Gibson Elvis SJ-200, both in ebony. Handcrafted by expert luthiers, guitars are available today worldwide.
Elvis was a Gibson guy and played many name brand acoustic and electric guitars throughout his career. The new Gibson Elvis Dove is based on a custom 1969 Gibson Dove that was given to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll by his father, which Elvis played regularly in concert from 1971 to 1975. He notably played this guitar during his legendary satellite television Aloha from Hawaii concert in 1973. He then gifted the guitar to an audience member at a concert in Asheville, North Carolina in 1975.
The specifications :
The new Gibson Elvis Dove features a solid Sitka spruce top, solid maple back and sides, and a mahogany neck capped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard. The Dove features modern LR Baggs VTC electronics with an under-saddle piezo pickup and rosette-mounted volume and tone controls.
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The Gibson Elvis SJ-200 features a maple back, sides and neck, as well as a sitka spruce top. The guitar features mother of pearl graduated crown and parallelogram inlays, signature Mustache bridge and Indian Rosewood fingerboard, and is equipped with an LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup. Both guitars come with a Kenpo Karate decal included in the hard case.
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“The sound, look and feel of Gibson instruments have notably played an important role in American musical history and there is no better example of this truth than seeing and hearing these two legendary Gibson acoustic models in the hands of “The King of Rock and Roll,” said Robi Johns, Senior Director of Product Development, Gibson Acoustic.