Gibson '68 Vintage Southern Jumbo Acoustic #891278 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

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What We Think

This is what acoustic guitar is all about.  A guitar that was owned by a couple different generations of a family, played and cared for all along the way.  It's got the history and it's got the sound--warm, sweet, and woody with a soft hand; punchy and honky when you lean in.  Truly the "Gibson sound" players revere the world over.  And a great look, too!  Unusually high figuring in the Mahogany on that back set.  It's no surprise that this guitar needed some routine maintenance with all the mileage on it--our luthier performed a neck reset and bridge reglue (a particularly nice piece of craftsmanship on that bridge courtesy of the highly talented Jim Merrill of Merrill guitars), both jobs going wonderfully.  Now she's ready for playing--get to it!

 

Condition: Used, Good (New bridge by Merrill Guitars, loose case handle, neck reset and bridge reglue from our luthier)

About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

Model: Southern Jumbo

Serial: 891278

Year: 1968

Body Shape: Dreadnought

Top Material: Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Binding: Ivoroid

Finish: Sunburst

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Number of Frets: 20

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Case: Original Chipboard