Gibson Advanced Jumbo Mystic Rosewood # 10784052 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Mystic Rosewood; more figured, more articulate, more better!

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Gibson's original powerhouse!  What a look and what a sound.  True to the classic design, this mighty instrument boasts punch, bass, and balance, the latter particularly in comparison to something like a Martin D-28.  Live or in the studio this AJ sits perfectly in the mix, particularly as a vocal accompaniment.  Plenty of clarity and harmonic content for the instrumentalist, too.  This one won't be here long!

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.

Specifications

2014

Serial Number: 10784052

Body Style: Advanced Jumbo

Wood: Adirondack Spruce Top

Back and Sides: Mystic Rosewood

Binding: Single Ply cream top and back, traditional double-ring rosette

Finish: Vintage Sunburst Nitrocellulose Laquer

Neck: 1-piece V-shaped Mahogany, 1.725 inch bone nut

Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret

Bracing: Advanced ‘30s-style scalloped x-bracing

Fingerboard: 12 inch radius rolled edge rosewood with MOP diamond and arrow inlay

Scale: 25 1/2 inches long

Bridge: Rectangle openslot rosewood, MOP dot inlay with bone saddle

Pickguard: Traditional AJ firestripe

Tuning Machines: Gold open back; 15-1

Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053

Pickup: L.R. Baggs