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We continue our Artists‘ Tribute Line by the third guitar – Johnny Cash Tribute. It’s replica of his J-200 crafted by Gibson for him with his name inlaid on the fingerboard.

Johnny’s J-200 was made in 1958 and had a cherry-burst finish. The guitar itself had two black batwing pickguards that went around the soundhole, but Cash went the extra mile having his name engraved on the fretboard, making for a remarkably unique instrument. Made out of flamed maple for its entire body, and Brazilian Rosewood Moustache bridge and fretboard made this guitar one of the most fashionable guitars at the time. Some extra features included the first inclusion of Grover tuners in Gibson designs.

Johnny Cash played this guitar from 1958 to 1962 and Gibson actually made two these J-200s for him, both with his name on the fingerboard.

“The Fabulous Johnny Cash”, “Hymns by Johnny Cash” or „Songs Of Our Soil“ are some albums where Johnny used this guitar on.

Our replica is made from the same materials and hardware, including CITES certified Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge and hand-cut and engraved portrait of Johnny Cash in mother of pearl on the headplate. This guitar, as well as the original, has an incredible bass response, so it is an ideal choice for everyone playing Cash’s picked basslines.

(Extracts from the article „Johnny Cash Guitars and Gear List“ from used)



Top: Alpine Spruce
B&S: Flamed Maple
Neck: Flamed Maple
Binding: White plastic
Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge: Moustache - Brazilian Rosewood
Headplate: Ebony
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Pins: Ivoroid with black dot


Body Shape: Gibson JUMBO
Scale: 644 mm 25 & 11/32"
Neck Profile: Gibson C-profile
Nut Width: 43 mm 1 & 11/16"
String Spacing: 57 mm 2 & 1/4”


Finish: Nitrocellulose high gloss
Colour: Cherry-burst
Rosette: Multiple b/w
Position Marks: None
Inlays: Pearl Johnny portrait on peghead, pearl Johnny Cash inlaid on fingerboard, b/w top and back purfling, checker backstrip, pearl blocks on bridge
Tuners: Grover relic nickel die cast with keystone knobs
Pickguard: Black multiple-ply

ROZAWOOD, a.s., Czech Republic  

Contact name:
Roman Zajicek
Czech and English
Hand-made stringed instruments
Opening hours:
By Appointment. International phone +420 602 310741. Email:

The ROZAWOOD workshop is the vision of luthier Roman Zajíček, who is known as one of the finest guitar makers in Europe.
Many European players and guitar sellers consider Roman among the “top 5” guitar makers worldwide. His instruments are known for their impressive tone and impeccable workmanship.


Roman, engineer of profession, loves music above all. His quest for beauty of acoustic tone led him to building instruments himself.
Roman built his first instruments in 1979. His reputation of a man with deep sensitivity for wood and tone began to spread among high-end instrument lovers with every guitar he created. ROZAWOOD was born and after some time, when Roman built guitars all by himself, his activities outgrew him. In 2003 Roman found a partner to finance and manage his ongoing activities and the new ROZAWOOD workshop was established.


Roman is part of the impressive history of Bohemian instrument making, which is considered to be the longest in the world. A nice exampleis C.F. Martin who originates from the town Markneukirchen, not so far from where Roman lives and works. This region is still the cradle of many high-end instrument makers, mostly working in small shops. Although the professionally marketed American luthiers are better known, some of these Bohemian luthiers are impressive instrument makers equal and sometimes better craftsmen than their American colleagues. Roman’s knowledge of traditional violin construction combined with his technical insight and experience as guitar maker made him one of the finest luthiers of Europe. His unique construction design resulted over the years in a wide range of fine high-end acoustic instruments of highest quality and impressive acoustic sound.


All our production, made from special selected solid tonewoods and other top quality materials only, is purely handmade in any detail. Even today very rare handcut pearl inlays are standard in our workshop. We use tap-tuning for every our instrument as a standard too – every top is tuned by tapping on and subsequent corresponding adjustment.
Every instrument is during all building process checked by Roman personally (if even is not built whole by Roman only) and for quality confirmation is signed by Roman after all.


ROZAWOOD is not a factory or a manufacture, but an art workshop where only skilled and trained luthiers put their best efforts into every unique ROZAWOOD instrument …


Roman is a member of the Guild of Prague Luthiers.

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