Gibson Custom Shop 1957 SJ-200 Vintage Sunburst with Case
The Famous Fifties Jumbo
The King of the Flat-tops, with the vintage vibe and feel from the era that gave birth to some of the most prized Gibson Acoustic instruments. This new Custom Shop 1957 SJ-200 offers details such as hand-selected maple for the back and sides, a headstock stinger, and our thermally aged top for the full vintage effect.
We just got this one in, and after reviewing it, we were left a bit speechless. The guitar sounds is big, powerful and rich - exactly what you'd expect. But, it's also quite balanced across the tonal spectrum, and also easy to play. That's not always the case with guitars of this size. But, the master luthiers in Bozeman absolutely nailed it.
The tonewood combination of solid spruce top with beautiful flame maple back and sides provides substantial tonal richness and voluminous sound; a 2-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard also ensures great playability and feel for flat-picking and strumming. Countless renowned musicians, from Elvis to Keith Richards, relied on the SJ-200 for their performances and recordings, highlighting why it's long been a favorite.
Distinctive elements such as the unique floral pickguard and renowned Four Bar Moustache bridge guarantee the SJ-200 has a recognisable look and is primed for the stage.
Body Style: Super Jumbo
Body Shape: SJ-200
Top: Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
Back: Flame maple
Side: Flame maple
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Body Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
Scale Length: 647.7 mm / 25.5 in
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43.81 mm / 1.724 in
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Graduated Crowns
Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body
Bridge: SJ-200 Four Bar Moustache
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Keystone
Pickguard: Casted SJ-200
Truss Rod Cover: Black with Wide White
Bridge Pins: Bone
Strings Gauge: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Period Correct Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit