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Up for grabs is this 1952 Gibson J-200 in Tobacco Sunburst finish. You just gotta trust us here: this is one of the best sounding J-200's we've ever come across! It sounds how you always want these to sound, and sometimes never do: high volume, big bottom end, with beautiful clarity (NOT THIN). It also happens to have low action and plays like a dream. Very comfortable & easy playing medium C profile neck. Yes it's beat up (to say the least)....but the great ones always seem to be! What makes the guitar really interesting, is even though the serial and FON date to '52, it has some late 40's spec's. Which include it being single x-braced, (as opposed to double x-braced, which they switched to in '52), and the side of the headstock gets thinner at the top (which changed in 1950). At some point the guitar had a pickup. It might've had two, as there are 4 filled holes on the top where knobs used to be. There's also two filled input jacks. There's 1 crack repair on the top below the guard, and 3 repaired cracks on the back. All have been professionally repaired and are good to go! The tuners, truss rod cover, saddle, and bridge pins are not original, while the mustache bridge (and rest of the guitar) is. This one has all the magic folks. HSC 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 1oz
Nut Width- 1.70"

Feel free to call or email anytime with questions, picture requests, or just to chat about the instrument!

For International shipping, please message us your city & postal code for a quote

SS Vintage

SS Vintage

1952
Gibson
Fair
Sunburst
Hard
SS Vintage
George Coutretsis
773-472-3333
Chicago, Illinois
4:40 AM
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Appointment Only

We accept PayPal, bank wire, and all major credit cards for payments.

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.