Emmylou Gets Her Own Gibson

The Gibson Montana division of the Gibson Guitar Corporation has created the Gibson L-200 Emmylou Harris guitar, a slightly smaller version of the classic Gibson SJ-200 that Harris has played throughout her career. “I love the size of this guitar,” the singer says in a news release. Harris’ black J-200, with a red rose inlaid in the top, appears on the cover of her 1979 release, Blue Kentucky Girl. A pink J-200 is a central image for her 1985 album, The Ballad of Sally Rose. The SJ-200 was introduced in 1937 as the Super Jumbo and was a favorite of singing cowboys. 01/23/02