Gibson Custom Advanced Jumbo Red Spruce/RW #01096015 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A custom Advanced Jumbo from Gibson with a Red Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides.

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Condition: Used, Good

Yes!  This upgraded AJ features an Addy top, hide glue construction, a thin, VOS finish and bone nut--a handful of crucial specs that make this instrument the ideal instrument for someone looking for an AJ with vintage specs/sound at more reasonable, modern day pricing.  Our luthier fixed a small crack along the top seam (went perfectly), patched up some dings in the finish on the headstock, dressed the frets, and performed an overall setup.  Certainly not an unusual list of maintenance for a nearly 15 year old guitar and certainly successful in making the guitar stable and primed for another 15 years of hard playing.  Like a better dressed, meaner J-45!  Love 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.

Specifications

Model: Custom Advanced Jumbo

Serial: 1096015

Year: 2006

Body Shape: Advanced Jumbo

Top Material: Red Spruce

Back & Sides: Rosewood

Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped Advanced X-Bracing, Red Spruce Braces with Hide Glue

Binding: Single-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back

Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Historic AJ

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5"

Number of Frets: 19

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.72"

Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Diamonds and Arrows

Tuners: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-Body

Truss Rod Cover: Black

Pickguard: AJ

Saddle Material: Bone

Bridge: Rectangle, Open Slot

Electronics: N/A

Case: Hardshell