Froggy Bottom SJ Deluxe Sunburst Acoustic Guitar - USED  From Other

Staggering Deluxe "Southern Jumbo" from Froggy Bottom! Basically brand new at a used price!!!


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What We Think

What an incredible flavor! It's that lively, punchy SJ tone I came to love on old Hank SR. recordings with a modern sparkle and gobs of sustain. I've got it on the wall here and it's definitely the one that leaps out at you. That dramatic burst. The way the Maple binding frames the body. The bold but complimentary abalone rosette and tortoise guard. The grain of the Addy is just exquisite. Just what you want to see. 

It's the kind of guitar that's easy to lose yourself in. I find myself going back and forth between playing it and ogling it. It's just so attractive.

It's rich and dry sounding and the fretboard is a breeze. This is a front-person's guitar through and through. Barely played, too. Only owned a couple of weeks. Grab it up while you can! 


Manufacturer's Description from Other

“One afternoon in 1968,” as Michael tells it, “I watched a drunken sailor with a pillow case slung over his shoulder stagger into a pawn shop in New London, CT. Since the bag on his shoulder was very guitar-like, as soon as he emerged counting his money, I went into the shop to see what he'd sold. After twenty minutes of bickering, I emerged with a very well worn, twenty year old Gibson SJ.”

Gibson’s Southerner Jumbo was made famous by country music icon Hank Williams Sr. Early models of these short scale, round-shouldered dreadnoughts are sought after and in recent years have become extremely popular, and their value has soared.

Over the years Froggy Bottom has built specially commissioned SJ-style guitars, but in 2008 the SJ was established as one of our formal models. In 2010 the SJ has become our most popular full-sized guitar, matching the H-12 in popularity.

And what happened to that sailor’s guitar?

“As I already had a guitar I loved, the SJ was only around for a couple of months, but almost as soon as I'd sold it to a friend,” Michael says, “I was sorry.

“Forty years later, my friend still has that guitar, and it is still one of the very best guitars I have ever known.”

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Top: Adirondack "Red" Spruce

Back and Sides: Mahogany 

Body Width: 16"

Body Length: 20"

Body Depth: 4.375"

Scale Length: 25"

Nut Width: 1.75