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1995 Gibson J-200 Jumbo Guitar Antique Natural, Heavily Figured w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1995 Gibson J-200 jumbo in near-mint, 100% original condition, complete with the original hardshell case. This faithful reissue of Gibson's circa 1948 SJ-200N is finished in Antique Natural high gloss nitro lacquer, boasting a solid X-braced Sitka spruce top, paired with highly-figured bookmatched flame maple back and rims.

The model described by Gibson as "King of the Flat-tops" is truly an impressive instrument both visually and sonically, and few acoustic instruments can match the sheer projection and power of a J-200. With a lower bout that's 17" in width, and a body depth of over 4 1/2", the tone of this particular Gibson Jumbo is extremely bold, full and even-sounding, with equal presence and power afforded each string. The maple back and rims ensure a strong note attack and treble detail, and the instrument offers a warm, relaxed growl emblematic of a soundboard that's had the opportunity to open up over a number of decades. Weighing 4lbs 15oz, this J-200 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with bronze 12-53 strings and easy-playing action.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Two-piece maple (walnut stringer)
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .800" deep at 1st fret, .880" at 9th
-Fretboard: Rosewood, crown mother of pearl inlays
-Frets: Slender, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 25 1/2"
-Nut: 1.725"
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe (Kluson-style), greened keystone buttons

Body specs:

-Wood: Spruce, Flame maple
-Bracing: X-bracing
-Bridge: Rosewood, open mustache, carved bone saddle
-Pickguard: Tortoise, floral design
-Serialization: Orange oval label (Bozeman, MT factory), 1995 build date

The Antique Natural gloss nitro lacquer exhibits checking on top that presents similarly to bearclaw figuring in spruce, with additional checking central to the back strip. The flame figuring is particularly dimensional and dynamic on the rims, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a couple microscopic marks and faint scratches consistent with extremely careful use.

The original "Gibson Montana" brown tolex hardshell case with purple plush interior is included.