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Gibson Advanced Jumbo Sunburst Acoustic #11991029 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Sitka/Rosewood, American Made Gibson in Vintage Sunburst 


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Condition: Used, Fair


Luthiers Notes:

Guitar had a bridge reglue before coming to us, was done well but left some marks in the finish around the bridge. There are also some marks in the finish on the back that we attempted to buff out but are still visible. Frets 1-5 have been replaced and the whole guitar got a setup upon arrival leaving this guitar playing excellently.

If you are a fan of Gibson dreadnoughts but find the J-45 to be a bit too dry and woody sounding then you should definitely check out this used Gibson Advanced Jumbo that we've got in the shop right now! Playability is a dream after our luthier's work and this guitar is ready for the road or your living room! If you want a big powerful sound that would suit singer songwriters or just about any popular music needing acoustic guitar then check out this Gibson while it's here!

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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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.


Serial Number: 11991029

Body Type: J-45 Series

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides Wood: Indian Rosewood

Binding: Single Ply Top and Back Binding, Traditional Rosette

Bracing: Scalloped Top

Neck Wood: Mahogany

Profile: Modified V

Nut Width: 1.725

Truss Rod: Single Action

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25 1/2"

Radius: 12"

Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire

Inlays: Mother of Pearl Diamonds and Arrows

Nut Material: Bone

Headstock: Traditional AJ

Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Script Logo and Diamond and Arrow

Truss Rod Cover: Black

Tuners: Vintage Open Back

Bridge: Traditional Rectangle with Extended Slot Bone Saddle, Rosewood

Pickguard: Firestripe

Finish: Vintage Sunburst

Hardshell Case