Here's a 1948 Gibson J-200. Very early maple back & sides example (Gibson switched in '47 from rosewood), that was factory refinished in 1968. The entire guitar (top to bottom) was refinished by Gibson, including the original bridge. They also put on a period correct '68 pickguard (screwed in, only done in '68), period correct tuners, as well as re-setting the neck. Serial number A1870, which is still visible on the headstock, and on the original white inside label. The guitar is crack free, and plays & sounds amazing!! Deep, full tone, that retains beautiful clarity. Not a thin sounding J-200. Playability is exceptional, with easy playing action. The frets have some life left as well. As you can see by the pictures, the flame on the maple is stunning! Very 3-D. Original 1968 hard shell case included!

Before shipping, all guitars & basses receive a fresh, deep clean, along with a pro setup to your spec's! We are an appointment only store. All instruments are handled by SS Vintage employees only.

Weight- 5lbs 8oz
Nut Width- 1 11/16"

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SS Vintage
George Coutretsis
Chicago, Illinois
8:22 PM
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Appointment Only

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For shipping, we use UPS, with all packages being fully insured. For International shipping, please message us directly, with your city and postal code, for a quote. Shipping rates do not include VAT and/or import taxes, which vary from country to country. The buyer is responsible for that cost. Arrival times will also vary from country to country. Every guitar is professionally setup and expertly packed!

We offer a 3 day approval period on all instruments from the time you receive the item. Customer is responsible for shipping instrument back if it's not the one for them.