Up for sale, a 2006 Gibson SJ-200 jumbo acoustic guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Finished in Antique Natural high gloss nitro lacquer and faithful to '50s spec, this Gibson boasts a solid Sitka spruce top with traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, paired with solid, highly-figured curly maple back and sides.
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 an SJ-200. With a lower bout that's 17" in width, and a body depth of over 4 1/2", the tone is defined and clear, taking full advantage of the articulate top end snap of maple and the classic, balanced tone of a solid spruce top. The instrument has a smooth, authoritative sound, more relaxed and open-sounding than a brand new Jumbo, delivering sparkling treble detail matched by cavernous low end muscle. Weighing 5lbs, this SJ-200 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with bronze 12-53 strings and easy-playing action.
The two-piece maple neck with walnut center strip features tiger flame figuring extending the length of the profile. The neck has a slender, effortless C-shaped carve with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .890" at the 9th. The bound dark rosewood fretboard features graduated crown inlays and practically perfect slender "banjo" frets, showing just a hint of wear beneath the B and High E strings on frets 1-2. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1.725" in width, ideal for comfortable chording and fingerstyle playing if desired. The bound headstock features the Gibson logo and crown inlaid in pearl, along with the original set of gold vintage spec Kluson-style tuners with push-in bushings and lightly greened keystone buttons.
On the body, the guitar features both the SJ-200's iconic flower and dot silkscreened graphics on the tortoise pickguard, as well as the open moustache rosewood bridge that defines the look of a true Gibson jumbo. The saddle has ample height, and the bridge pins are framed by pearl inlay. There is one very slight and professionally repaired top crack just to the treble-side of the center seam on the lower bout, and cosmetic wear on the Antique Natural gloss nitro lacquer finish is otherwise limited to a couple spots of very faint stand rash on the back binding on the lower bout, and just a few additional faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The gloss lacquer finish on the neck profile is clean and smooth.
The original hardshell case is included.