Used 1966 Gibson FJN Folk Singer Jumbo Natural Acoustic Guitar With OHSC
Rare birds tend to flock to Truetone, and occasionally these birds have BIG necks. If you're looking for a vintage acoustic with a big neck and an even bigger sound, this is quite the find for you.
We present the 1966 Gibson FJN Folk Singer Jumbo. This instrument is in normal weathered condition with finish checking, as expected for a guitar of this age. It is in perfect working order. It has been set up by our pro-level repair shop and plays great.
This model’s selling point when it came out in the '60's was that it was a steel string that played like a nylon string guitar. It has a 2 inch nut, X bracing, solid mahogany back and sides, solid spruce top, bridge with upper belly and straight mounted saddle, double white pickguards, bound fingerboard with double parallelogram inlays and a flat radius, and crown peghead ornamentation.
The tone is rich and full, with excellent note separation and singing harmonics. It sounds big, with strong bass, but not overly "boomy". It's actually surprisingly balanced and suitable for a variety of styles.
Overall, it's in very good condition with the normal wear that you'll find on anything after more than 5 decades. Be that as it may, it's obvious this guitar was cared for over the years. The patina just adds to the vintage vibe.
Exceptionally cool and rare, these are very hard to come by. Gibson only made these from 1963 to 1967, and not in huge numbers, so they rarely become available. As far as we can tell, there are no others on the market right now. Some would say "you can't get that anywhere else". So don't miss out before it's gone!
- Build: 1966, Kalamazoo, MI
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back/Sides: Solid Mahogany
- Body Binding: Ivoroid
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Pickguard: White Plastic
- Nut Width: 2"
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Tuners: Klusen
- Includes: Original Hardshell Case
- Condition: Very good
- Price is firm, no trades