Body Type: SJ-200 Series
Top: Sitka Spruce Top
Back and Sides: Mahogany Back and Sides
Binding: Multi-ply Top and Back Binding, Multi-ply Single Ring Rosette with Bound Sound Hole
Bracing: Scalloped Top Bracing
Thickness: 1.725 inches at Nut
Truss Rod: Single Action
This example of the 1956 Gibson SJ is in good playing condition, with lots of wear. This guitar has been used as intended! There is fairly heavy pick wear on the top below the pickguard and bridge, there is a crack repair at the edge of the fingerboard by the pickguard, but there are no breaks in the neck or serious cracks. At one time, a pickup was installed and the hole for the jack is still in...
Fine original SJ-100: this is the prewar Maginay version of the SJ-200. 17" jumbo body, maple neck, mahogany back and sides, Adirondack spruce top. Scone version with "batwing " bridge and standard headstock. From the original owners family, recent pro neck set and refret at Mass Street Music. Perfect playability and wonderful warm and huge sound. Minor side crack and pick guard crack repaired,...
The venerable Gibson SJ, otherwise known as the Southern Jumbo. These 1960s "square-shouldered" versions are know for their iconic lush tone, with all that great compression we heard in so many recordings of that era. A fine example this, with tons of volume, low easy action, and no cracks anywhere, overall great shape. $4995 w/hsc
1943 Gibson Southern Jumbo "Banner" in generally good shape although it does have repair to the top bout next to the sound hole. Its a repaired impact split which measures about 2 inches. Its been filled and touched in quite successfully. I see no other cracks or repairs. This one has a truss rod as most SJ's seem to. It plays well but the saddle is low so i feel a neck re set looming. Fabulous...