Vintage Guitar Scene: 1962 Gibson J-200N – Blonde

1962 Gibson J-200N – Blonde (Serial Number 61298)

I was always in awe of Gibson J200 guitars. I first saw and heard the one that was used on The Shadows version of Apache. That guitar was borrowed from Cliff Richard. Bruce Welch from The Shadows played the great sounding rhythm guitar on Apache  (it was also used on other Shadows & Cliff Richard recordings). Cliff’s guitar has a sunburst finish.

Later on I saw it on record covers of American country & western artists and also in photos with Elvis. It’s such a great looking instrument. This is the big kahuna of Gibson acoustic guitars.

This guitar gets lots of use on my album “Going to Kaleponi”

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Martin is an Australian guitarist and vintage guitar collector. Apart from his solo work he is a member of The Atlantics, Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs and is currently guitarist in Mental As Anything.