Greg Lake owned and played Gibson custom acoustic guitar. Serial number 01781090, in natural finish, maple body, spruce top with extensive floral mother of pearl inlays, heart-shaped soundhole with inlayed
rosette in mother of pearl, maple neck, twenty fret bound fingerboard with tree of life inlays, headstock face with extensive ornate inlays, wooden moustache-
shaped pin bridge with double-bar inlays, no pickguard. Gibson first introduced its top-of-the-line flat top, (S)J-200 in 1938.With its volume and tone of the largest flat top bodies, J-200 has been one of the most popular acoustic guitars to be used in all genre of contemporary music. Its well-known users include Elvis Presley/Scotty Moore, Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, Emmyloo Harris, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Neil Young and Greg Lake. Greg Lake commented in an interview "As far as guitars go, I still am a believer in the Gibson J-200. I've got a few of those and I just love them."
Greg Lake (b. 1947) came to fame in late 1960s in London as a singer, songwriter, bassist of King Crimson which he formed with Robert Fripp. In 1970, he went on to found the highly successful Emerson, Lake and Palmer, a progressive rock trio in which he played the bass and guitar and sang. He wrote the group's best known songs. The unique design of this guitar combines the ornamentation of Greg Lake's Tony Zemaitis acoustic guitar with a heart-shaped soundhole which he played
on stage with ELP in the mid-70s with the construction of the Gibson J-200. No Reserve.