Epiphone unveils 'Inspired by Gibson' J-45, Hummingbird and J-200 acoustic guitars

Epiphone Inspired By Gibson
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Epiphone's frequency of product announcements as of late has been impressive, to say the least. Last week, the guitar giant unveiled the 'Inspired by Gibson' ES-335 and ES-339 – which captured the essence of Gibson's classic semi-hollows, as well as new versions of its Coronet, Wilshire and Crestwood electric guitars.

And now, the company has once again plunged into the acoustic guitar market, adding J-45, Hummingbird and J-200 models to its 'Inspired by Gibson' lineup.


Epiphone Inspired By Gibson J-45

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The J-45 boasts an all-solid construction of an Aged Vintage Sunburst-finished Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, a rounded C mahogany neck and a 20-fret Indian laurel fingerboard. It's also available as an Extended Cutaway model for players who desire greater access to the upper registers of the fretboard. 

Electronics-wise, the J-45 sports a Fishman Sonicore undersaddle pickup and Fishman Presys II preamp with volume and tone controls.


Epiphone Inspired By Gibson Hummingbird

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Available as either a six- or 12-string, the 'Inspired by Gibson' Hummingbird features a sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, mahogany C-shaped neck and Indian laurel fingerboard. 

Its aesthetic appointments remain true to its Gibson namesake, and include split parallelogram inlays, a Kalamazoo style headstock, and the classic floral pickguard inlay.

Under the hood, the Hummingbird features a Fishman electronics system – a Sonicore under-saddle pickup and a Sonitone preamp. 

It comes in two finishes, too – Aged Cherry Sunburst Gloss and Aged Natural Antique Gloss.


Epiphone Inspired By Gibson J-200

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The J-200 sports a Super Jumbo solid figured maple body, solid sitka spruce top and a two-piece maple neck with a mahogany center strip. Its Indian laurel fingerboard dons Graduated Crown mother-of-pearl inlays, and it features the same Moustache bridge as the Gibson cowboy classic.

Other visual touches include Graduated Crown mother-of-pearl inlays adorning its Indian laurel fingerboard, a Gibson J-200-style Moustache bridge and a patterned scratchplate.

This one's available in either Aged Vintage Sunburst Gloss or Aged Antique Natural Gloss.


The Epiphone 'Inspired by Gibson' J-45, Hummingbird and J-200 are all available now. Price-wise, the standard J-45 has a tag of $699, while the Extended Cutaway version goes for $749. The Hummingbird six- and 12-string retail at $799 and $849, respectively, and the J-200 is priced at $899.

For more information, head to Epiphone.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.