Gibson SJ-200 Standard 2017 – Vintage Sunburst – Mint Condition 9.8/10.
Wow what a guitar, we almost decided to keep this one but have our eyes on something else! Quite unusual to see these guitars on the market, particularly in the Vintage Sunburst finish as most guitarists buy these with the intention of keeping them forever. This guitar has unbelievable tone to it and has that signature Gibson bell like ring to it. Really versatile tonality too, you can lightly fingerpick and hear the intricacies really clearly whilst also being able to get huge volume from the guitar when strumming chords. Definitely not a one trick pony. We knew as soon as we strummed an open E chord we absolutely had to buy it.
The craftsmanship is sublime, with amazing figuring on the back of the neck and body. The inlays, moustache bridge and decorated scratchplate really set it off and will display nicely on stage or in the home.
The guitar is in excellent used condition with no damage, dents or knocks. It has been really well looked after and scarcely played and as such is in 9.8/10 mint condition. Save yourself £800 on a new one.
By far one of the best acoustics we’ve handled….
Heres what Gibson say:
The King of the Flat-tops. The Gibson SJ-200 has an iconic status and has been seen in the hands of many professional players since it first debuted in 1937 – powering many musical journeys. As with any Gibson instrument, the SJ-200 Standard is crafted with the best possible materials to ensure exquisite performance, playability, and tone.
Additionally, high-quality electronics make it perfect for stage and studio use while its versatility makes it perform superbly throughout many different genres and playing styles. The Gibson SJ-200 is instantly recognisable. This is due to its legendary SJ body and distinctive pickguard. From the hands of Elvis to Bob Dylan, to Jimmy Page and Noel Gallagher – find out why they all chose Gibson’s living legacy.
Premium Sitka Spruce & Maple Construction
The Gibson SJ-200 only gets better with age. Constructed with a range of premium tonewoods and the best possible materials available, the SJ-200 projects a distinct and iconic Gibson tone. The SJ-200 Standard features a sitka spruce top which delivers a broad dynamic range, and a sound that develops character over its life. Additionally, the SJ-200’s eye-catching top is accompanied by maple back and sides which add clarity to the guitar’s sound. Maple is sought-after due to its striking visual appeal. Tone-wise, maple produces a clear, bright and focused character with excellent projection. Clear, defined, and ideal for a huge variety of genres and techniques.
Iconic SJ Body
Iconic and distinctive. The SJ-200 Standard offers superb volume and projection due to all the extra room for the sound to reverberate around the body. From the hands of Noel Gallagher to Elvis, to Bob Dylan, the SJ-200 has been favoured over the years by numerous musicians. They all loved the SJ-200 for its sheer volume, distinctive Gibson feel, and iconic tone. Over the years players quickly took to Gibson’s super jumbo size, particularly rhythm players due to its deep bass sound, enormous voice, and versatility. Session guitarists will love playing with other musicians, as its dominant voice simply complements other instruments and stands out mightily within a live mix.
LR Baggs Anthem – Studio Mic’d Sound
Control and blend with a variety of tonal options. The LR Baggs Anthem and the SJ-200 together allow you to perform live with a sound that you’ll easily mistake for a mic’d up studio sound. Combining a condenser mic, TRU-MIC technology, and LR Baggs’ popular Element pickup, LR Baggs bring you the sonic-warmth of a studio mic’d performance wherever you play. Additionally, the revolutionary electronics are mounted and engineered to ensure incredible feedback suppression for stage-use. You can also blend, control, and mix the TRU-MIC technology and the Element pickup with ease. Overall, the LR Baggs Anthem captures the magic of your guitar’s natural acoustic tone, projecting the sound faithfully and beautifully.
Maple Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard
A two-piece maple neck offers durability with a bright, immediate tone. Its rounded profile provides a familiar yet authentic feel with enough comfort to accommodate hours of passionate-play. Additionally, the neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard that adds clarity to the SJ-200’s sound whilst providing a smooth playing experience. Furthermore, without losing any of the SJ-200’s original appeal, the fingerboard is graced with iconic mother of pearl graduated crown inlays.
Traditional Hand Scalloped X-Bracing
As with many of Gibson’s acoustic range, the SJ-200 comes fitted with traditional hand scalloped X-bracing. This specific type of bracing structure consists of two braces forming an ‘X’ shape across the soundboard which not only enhances the sound and offers a well-balanced tone, but also provides a reinforced stable and durable structure. Furthermore, with traditional hand scalloped X-bracing the SJ-200’s tone is enhanced beautifully, providing superior projection and volume.
Stand out from the crowd in true Gibson style. The SJ-200 carries the same stunning hand-inlaid crowns and intricately-designed pickguard that the original was known for. A vintage sunburst finish with gold hardware leaves the SJ-200 looking regal and ready. Iconic and seen in many performers hands, the SJ-200 is one of the world’s most popular acoustic guitars – its legendary legacy will continue to live on throughout your musical journey.
Model: Gibson SJ-200 Standard, Vintage Sunburst
Body & Bridge
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Body Material: Maple
Body Style: SJ-200
Body Type: Super Jumbo
Bridge Material: Rosewood
Bridge Type: SJ-200 Moustache
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-Bracing
Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Multi-Ply Back
Finish: Vintage Sunburst
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck Material: Two-Piece Maple
Neck Profile: Round
Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-Body
Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Graduated Crowns
Nut Material: Tusq
Number of Frets: 20
Binding: Single Ply
Scale Length: 25.5”
Hardware & Electronics
Hardware Colour: Gold
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
Pickup: LR Baggs Anthem
Controls: Volume/Mix/Phase/Battery Check
Included Accessories: Gibson Hardshell Case
Guitar will be well packed and sent with a fully insured via UPS. Thanks for viewing!