The Gibson SJ-100 is based on the legendary “flat top” build of its close cousin, the SJ-200, with a super jumbo body shape and Antique Natural finish. The SJ-200 was hailed as “The King of the Flat Tops”, and the SJ-100 is a more economical jumbo acoustic guitar which has been well-revered ever since its release in the late 30s. A Gibson Super Jumbo acoustic offers a rich, full-bodied sound that can fill any room, hence why it has been such a favourable choice among famous musicians over the years. The SJ-100 is designed to please.
As mentioned, the SJ-100 is built to the wonderful Gibson Super Jumbo body shape, renowned for its resonant, acoustic sound and comfortable playing feel. AA-grade solid Sitka spruce is employed to construct the soundboard, offering a wide range of diverse tones. The body top is radiused and features scalloped bracing which not only strengthens the guitar, but improves its overall projection. A magnificently figured walnut tonewood makes up the back and sides of the SJ-100, giving you warmth as well as increased sustain. The pairing of Sitka spruce and walnut tonewoods work fantastically well to provide a dynamic tonal response.
A single piece mahogany neck is firmly fitted to the body of the SJ-100 via a compound Dovetail neck joint and is fortified using hot hide glue for a robust playing feel. The neck has a comfortable, round profile for you to savour as you make your way along.
Married to the neck is a sumptuous granadillo fingerboard with 20 frets for you to enjoy, decorated with Mother of Pearl dot inlays to guide you. The edges of the fingerboard are softened which feels more comfortable in your hand. Gibson hand rub a finishing oil into the granadillo fingerboard which enables the material to last longer, thus enduring years of guitar playing. Gibson employ innovative, German-engineered Plek technology to hand-finish the fingerboard so that the SJ-100 has the finest playing surface for you to relish.
LR BAGGS PICKUP
The SJ-100 is fitted with the LR Baggs Anthem pickup which gives you the perfect acoustic translation through an amplifier. The Anthem pickup delivers a warm, balanced tone and does a wonderful job of suppressing any potential feedback, giving you ultimate studio quality. The LR Baggs Anthem pickup has a TRU.MIC which is mounted beneath the bridge plate, producing a slick, acoustic output with total clarity.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The headstock of the SJ-100 is fitted with nickel Grover Rotomatics tuners with an 18:01 ratio to uphold tuning integrity with precision. Gibson have updated the engraved truss rod cover for the 2016 SJ-100, adding a nice finishing touch to the headstock.
An SJ-100 Mustache bridge sits at the lower bout of the guitar body made from granadillo and accompanied by a tusq saddle, holding a firm connection between the strings and body for improved sustain and tone.
The 2016 SJ-100 has a stunning, Antique Natural finish which is accomplished using a finer grain of sandpaper and polishing compounds to achieve that lovely, high gloss finish. Complementing the colour of the body is an SJ-100 pickguard to protect against scratches.
The Gibson 2016 SJ-100 Walnut is a truly elegant electro-acoustic guitar, with huge, dynamic tones on offer and a vintage finish. To protect your guitar against dirt and damage over the years, Gibson supply a black hard shell case and a Gibson Acoustic Owner’s Manual.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 SJ-100 Walnut Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Figured Walnut Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Granadillo Body Shape Parlour Colour Vintage Sunburst Pickups LR Baggs Anthem Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Included Accessories Hard case & Owner’s Manual Tuners Nickel Grover Rotomatics Pickguard SJ-100 Bracing Scalloped Bracing Inlays Mother of Pearl Dot
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