1953 Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo w/OHSC
Look this good at 65? Most of us won't. Sound this good? Most of us won't either. This old SJ has had a few back crack repairs and has had the tuners replaced along with the bridge pins but the rest of the guitar is original. The serial number is Y6322 33. The top and sides are crack free. The original finish is crazed throughout and shows typical small dings and scrapes from decades of use but not abuse. The neck finish is heavily crazed with a little bit of finish missing from the back of the neck likely from capo use but no wear to the wood. The fret board is in very good shape as are the frets. The neck is straight under tension and the truss rod functions properly. The original pickguard is flat, the bridge is tight and secure to the top. Inside all of the original bracing is present and secure. There are some supports that were added to reinforce the back crack repairs when they were done at some time past. The crack repairs are well done, tight, level and stable. The neck was recently reset, the angle is correct. The action is set at 6/64" at the low E and 5/64" at the high E with good saddle height. Great tone, typical Gibson whomp on the bottom end and volume/projection to spare. Comes with the original hard shell case. MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. $5200
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