Epiphone El Capitan J-200 Studio Acoustic-electric Bass Guitar Features:

  • A bass inspired by a 1937 acoustic guitar with incredible projection and volume
  • Sitka spruce top and mahogany back, sides, and neck combine for bright projection and warm, organic tones
  • Indian laurel fingerboard with Medium “C” profile neck, 30.5-inch scale length, and 20 frets feels comfortable in many different sized hands
  • Fishman Sonitone under-saddle pickup and Sonicore preamp produce realistic tones and delightful response
  • Volume and tone controls mounted under the soundhole
  • Pearloid crown inlays on the fingerboard, figured maple binding, and a moustache bass bridge add undeniable style

Charming inside and out

When it comes to acoustic-electric charm, the El Capitan J-200 passes every test. Its composition of Sitka spruce for the top and layered mahogany for the back, sides, and neck combine to deliver tonal qualities brimming with warm organic tones and bright projection. A 30.5-inch scale length and 20-fret Indian Laurel fingerboard make this bass an excellent choice for a range of hand sizes. Plus, the Medium “C” neck profile makes for a comfortable fretting experience. Pearloid crown inlays on the fingerboard, figured maple binding, and a moustache bass bridge add a magnetic elegance to the bass that makes it hard to ignore.

Set sail with Fishman Sonicore electronics

The El Capitan J-200 sounds fantastic played acoustically, but bassists can easily plug-in for a taste of excellent acoustic-electric tone. The El Capitan J-200 features Fishman electronics that comprise a Sonitone under-saddle pickup and a Sonicore preamp with volume and tone controls mounted under the sound hole. Every time you walk the neck or play a harmonic chord, you’ll be treated to accurate sound reproduction and glorious, full bass tone imbued with the delicate sounds of the tonewoods. Take it to the stage or rock it in the studio, the El Capitan J-200 has acoustic-electric capabilities for all.

A storied tradition spanning decades of legendary artists

The SJ-200 first appeared in 1937, becoming much sought after for the big volume and projection that made it ideal for ensembles that included banjo and fiddle. It would go on to prominence through the ’50s and into the present, with the likes of Elvis Presley, Tex Ritter, Jimmy Page, and Bob Dylan all falling for its one-of-a-kind tone. Now you can get your hands on the low-end descendent of this acoustic marvel. Just like the aforementioned legends, many of us here at Sweetwater have been won over by the El Capitan J-200 Studio.

Epiphone El Capitan J-200 Studio
Acoustic Bass
Body: Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back & Sides
Neck: Mahogany, Medium C Profile, Indian Laurel
Fingerboard with Pearloid Crowns Inlays,
30.5″ Scale Length
Frets: 19
Pickups: Fishman Sonitone
Hardware: Indian Laurel Bridge, Closed Gear Tuning
Machines, Nickel
Case: N/A





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