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Gibson Advanced Jumbo Amberburst #12273006 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

This is one of only 75 of these instruments produced by Gibson. Traditional design, modern electronics, gorgeous Amberburst finish!


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Condition: Used, Excellent

We get so used to the short scale Gibby dreads, it's easy to forget how hard the AJ can hit, particularly something with a dedicated revival design like this New Vintage model.  Vintage in sound, that is--performance and playability are wonderfully updated in this model.  Definitely a Piano-y effect going on here tonally with that dramatic, powerhouse tonewood combination--incredible volume and sustain coupled with rich, deep-down bass and a harmonic content that's full and brilliant without being overly complex.  Don't miss it! 

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

In the mid '30s, Gibson luthiers set about to build the best-sounding, most powerful flat-top acoustic ever. The result was the Advanced Jumbo. Widely known today as one of Gibson’s most powerful acoustics, early catalogs proclaimed, "You have never heard a guitar like this …a bass so deep and full that it can be felt as well as heard." The catalog didn't exaggerate. What Gibson’s luthiers discovered was a resonance-enhancing, advanced X-bracing pattern that had not been used before. The results were a deeper bass and increased projection. During the three years the AJ was in its first production run, Gibson made about 300 of them. It wasn't until 1990 that Gibson reintroduced the AJ and their value as a vintage-tone time capsule was recognized. The AJ offers rich harmonics with excellent punch and presence. A Historic Collection headstock decal pays tribute to what many consider the ultimate flat-top. 
The spruce top and rosewood back & sides are finished with a simple, singly-ply binding. A traditional sound hole rosette, mother-of-pearl diamond and arrow inlays are handset in the rosewood fingerboard and the classic MOP script logo with MOP vertical diamond and arrow inlay make this limited edition instantly recognizable as a classic.
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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.


Model: Advanced Jumbo New Vintage

Serial: 12273006

Year: 2013

Body Shape: Jumbo

Top Material: Adirondack Spruce

Back & Sides: Rosewood

Bracing: X-Bracing with Hot Hide Glue

Binding: Ivoroid

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Slim Taper

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Number of Frets: 20 EVO Gold Jumbo Fretwire

Nut Material: Ivory

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Inlays: Advanced Jumbo

Tuners: Waverly with White Buttons

Truss Rod Cover: 

Pickguard: Fire Stripe

Saddle Material: Ivory

Bridge: Rosewood

Electronics: Trance Audio Amulet MTM

Case: Hardshell