The 2017 SJ-200 Vintage acoustic by Gibson still remains one of the most legendary models among artists all over the world. Its Super Jumbo body construction is instantly recognisable, while this also contributes to its colossal, beautiful acoustic voice across all frequencies. Built using VOS, historically-accurate techniques combined with some stunning aesthetic appointments, the 2017 SJ-200 Vintage offers the best of both the vintage and modern worlds.
SUPER JUMBO BODY
The top of the SJ-200 Vintage is constructed from Adirondack red Sitka spruce which is then given a Thermally Aged, VOS hand-rubbed Vintage Sunburst finish. This AAA-grade spruce top projects a full-bodied, rich acoustic voice, and is combined with beautiful flamed maple in the back and sides. At the back of the body you will see some outstanding craftsmanship in the form of the back seam which is trimmed in a three rope marquetry strip for an incredibly unique design feature. The spruce top is radiused with scalloped bracing, adding stability while also improving overall resonance and voice.
The SJ-200 Vintage is firmly joined with a smooth two-piece maple neck via the compound dovetail joint and secured using hot hide glue. The neck is shaped to a round profile, providing a comfortable playing feel in your hand. Married to the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, offering 20 frets for you to explore. The fingerboard features antiqued binding which covers the ends of the frets for a classic appearance. Gibson have also added Mother of Pearl SJ-200 Crown inlays in the frets by hand, guiding you along with complete confidence.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The SJ-200 Vintage is kitted out with a sturdy rosewood Mustache bridge accompanied by the hand-shaped bone nut and saddle in keeping with its vintage specifications.
The headstock is equipped with the first-rate gold Gotoh Relic tuners. These have a somewhat aged appearance, however they have a 15:01 gear ratio and act like a brand new tuning machine thanks to expert engineering from the luthiers at Gibson.
The beautiful, Vintage Sunburst body is completed with a time-honoured SJ-200 tortoise pickguard. This is engraved and meticulously painted by hand for a one-of-a-kind look.
In order to keep the SJ-200 Vintage in the best possible condition, Gibson include a brown hardshell case as well as a handy Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2017 SJ-200 Vintage Acoustic Guitar Top Material Adirondack red Sitka Spruce Body Material Flame Maple Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Round Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Mother of Pearl SJ-200 Crowns Bridge Rosewood SJ-200 Mustache with Bone saddle Tuners Gold Gotoh Pickguard SJ-200 Tortoise Finish Vintage Sunburst
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