The Gibson 2018 SJ-200 Studio Electro Acoustic Guitar in Walnut Burst is a beautiful model that is befitting of the title "King of the Flat Tops". Since its introduction, the SJ-200 has been the model of choice for many gig heroes, from Jimmy Page to Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley to Emmylou Harris, and the SJ-200's influence has touched upon many musical styles. Each model is supplied with a Gibson hardshell case and comes with an accessory kit to keep yours in excellent condition.
Solid Super Jumbo
The Gibson Acoustic 2018 SJ-200 Studio takes on the classic Super Jumbo body shape, a large and imposing body that delivers a generous output across a wide dynamic range. Though the SJ body is capable of delivering a bellowing output for strummers and heavy players, it responds beautifully to subtle fingerpicked notes with superb note articulation. Whether you're performing solo or as part of an ensemble, the SJ-200 can give you the presence that you deserve.
The body back and sides are built using walnut, a hardwood that establishes an impressive tonal balanced with a deep low-end coupled with sparkling clarity. Paired with the maple is a Sitka spruce top, which is reinforced using traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing to optimise projection and resonance whilst preventing unwanted buckling and warping over time. The use of solid tonewoods means that over time, the SJ-200 Studio will develop increased warmth and a unique timbre the more that it is played in.
As well as the sublime Walnut Burst finish, additional touches have been applied to make this beauty stand head and shoulders above the rest. Multi-ply binding to the top and single-ply binding to the bottom complements the tonewood finish exquisitely, the multi-ply double-ring rosette encircles the soundhole, and a subtle coating of nitrocellulose lacquer protects the finish. The underside of the soundhole is protected by the ornate SJ-200 pickguard.
Sturdy yet supple maple neck
Using a compound dovetail neck-to-body joint for strength, the 2018 SJ-200 Studio is equipped with a sturdy mahogany neck. Shaped to a round profile for comfortability and stability, the neck establishes a substantial yet manageable feel. Married to the neck is a sumptuous granadillo fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with mother-of-pearl graduated crown inlays. Whether you're fretting chords, strumming your heart out, or playing intricate fingerstyle, the 25.5-inch scale length neck and 12-inch fingerboard radius maximise comfort and consistency.
The Gibson SJ-200 Studio headstock is home to a set of Grover Rotomatic tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity with precision. Between the headstock and neck rests the Tusq nut, which carries out the task of maintaining string tension dutifully. The delightfully designed SJ-200 moustache granadillo bridge creates a seamless connection between the strings and body, ensuring optimum intonation throughout each performance.
LR Baggs Anthem
The SJ-200 Studio is equipped with an upgraded, award-winning L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup system. The Anthem pickup delivers warm, balanced tones that transparently translates the natural acoustic timbre of the guitar exquisitely, whilst doing a fantastic job of suppressing any potential unwanted feedback. Thanks to the unique TRU.MIC hardware, which is mounted beneath the bridge plate, the Anthem produces a sparkling output that is infused with absolute clarity.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 SJ-200 Studio Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Super Jumbo Guitar Size Full Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Walnut Bracing Traditional, Hand-Scalloped X-bracing Binding Multi-ply top, single-ply back Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Round Neck Width 1.725-inch Neck Joint Compound Dovetail Neck-to-Body Fingerboard Material Granadillo Number of Frets 20 Number of Strings 6 Nut Tusq Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Crowns Pickguard SJ-200 with border only Bridge Moustache Granadillo Tuning Machines Grover Rotomatic Electronics L.R. Baggs Anthem Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Gibson Accessory Kit
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