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Gibson SJ-200 Vintage Sunburst Acoustic #12174085 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Incredible vintage sunburst finish on the spruce top and maple back and sides, has factory installed Fishman Ellipse Aura pickup


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Condition: Used, Excellent

There's a reason that the SJ-200 is the most famous acoustic guitar and you'll understand why the second you strum an open G chord and feel the enormous presence of this fantastic guitar! This guitar is obviously one of the biggest flattop designs and while the body is large and gives the instrument a very powerful sound, playability here is fantastic and has a rounded profile that fit my hand particularly well. The combination of Sitka and Maple gives you a very warm midrange focused sound but the maple also keeps the highs and lows from being drowned out in the mix. This guitar just screams to be played in a singer/songwriter's hands and is ready for just about anything you can throw at it. Give us a call if you have any further questions about this lovely SJ-200 from Gibson!

Gibson SJ-200 Vintage Sunburst Acoustic #12174085 (Used) Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Barrett Brooks tests out a pre-owned Gibson SJ-200 Vintage Sunburst Acoustic (Serial #12174085).

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Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

From its inaugural appearance in 1937, Gibson’s SJ-200 set a standard others have been trying to match ever since. Today, the legacy of Gibson’s “King of the Flat-tops” lives on in the new SJ-200 Standard. Upon its introduction in the late 1930s, the SJ-200 immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced and powerful sound. It gave purveyors of the new American music scene of the 1930s a reliable, well-built instrument, capable of projecting the sound of the guitar well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market—a fact that still holds true today. It is simply the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, and certainly one of the most popular.
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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: 12174085

Year: 2014

Body Type: SJ-200 Series

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides Wood: Maple, Marquetry Strip Inlay

Binding: Multi ply, Traditional Double Ring Rosette

Bracing: Traditional SJ-200 X-Braced Top

Neck Wood: Maple

Neck Profile: Rounded

Nut Width: 1.725"

Nut Material: Tusq

Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood

Frets: 20

Scale Length: 25.5"

Radius: 12"

Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire

Fingerboard Inlays: MOP Crowns

Bridge: Traditional 2 Mother of Pearl Bar Moustache with Tusq Saddle, Rosewood

Pickups: Fishman Ellipse Aura, L.R. Baggs Lyric

Neck Binding: Single Ply Cream

Truss Rod: Single Action

Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail

Headstock: Traditional J-200

Headstock Inlay: MOP Gibson Logo and Crown

Tuners: Grover Rotomatics, Gold Plating

Pickguard: SJ-200 Tortoise with Flowers and Dots

Truss Rod Cover: Black and White with "Standard" Engraved

Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack Strap Button

Finish: Vintage Sunburst

Hardshell Case