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2009 Gibson SJ-200 Standard Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst w/ Fishman Ellipse Aura, Case

$4,499.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2009 Gibson SJ-200 Standard in excellent, 100% original condition, complete with the original hardshell case. Crafted faithful to ‘50s spec at Gibson’s Bozeman, MT factory, this SJ-200 boasts a solid Sitka spruce top with traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, paired with solid flame 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 balanced tone of a solid spruce soundboard with scalloped X-bracing. This particular instrument has a smooth, authoritative sound, more relaxed and open-sounding than a brand new Jumbo, delivering immediate, sparkling treble detail matched by huge low end muscle and brassy growl.

The onboard Fishman Ellipse Aura preamp allows for easy and accurate replication of an instrument's sound as mic'd in a professional studio. Players can load up to four Aura Images into this intuitive, discreetly mounted soundhole-mounted preamp. The ergonomic design of the Ellipse Aura puts slider controls at the player’s fingertips, helping to maintain a natural playing position. The Ellipse Aura features Pickup/Image Blend controls, Volume and switchable Natural I and Natural II Low Frequency toneshaping, a Phase Switch, and automatic Anti-Feedback control.This SJ-200 weighs 5lbs 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 12-53 bronze strings and easy-playing action.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple, two-piece
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .840” 1st fret, .900” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, graduated mother of pearl crown inlays
-Frets: Slender, light wear beneath the B and High E strings on frets 1-7
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.725”, bone
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatics

Body Specs:

-Wood: Sitka spruce, flame maple
-Bracing: Hand-scalloped X
-Electronics: Fishman Ellipse Aura preamp/pickup
-Bridge: Rosewood, open mustache, compensated bone saddle (tall)
-Plastics: Tortoise pickguard, floral design
-Serialization: White oval label (Bozeman, MT factory), 2009 build date

The gloss Sunburst nitro lacquer finish highlights the broad curly bookmatched flame figuring in the maple back, rims, and neck. Cosmetic wear is limited to a number of small dings on the lower bout on top, a few scratches and nicks on the rims, and similarly restrained wear on the back. The gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Gibson black tolex hardshell case is included.