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Gibson Limited Edition Southern Jumbo 12-Fret Acoustic Guitar   

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The Southern Jumbo was first introduced in 1942 and quickly became a favorite with country musicians and blues musicians alike. This rare and unique ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A fresh take on a classic Gibson with Adirondack red spruce top.

The Southern Jumbo was first introduced in 1942 and quickly became a favorite with country musicians and blues musicians alike. This rare and unique Southern Jumbo is sonically enhanced with a 1930's Wide X top bracing, and 12 fret-to-body construction. It also features a solid Adirondack red spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, mother-of-pearl parallelogram fingerboard inlay, historic "Only a Gibson is Good Enough" headstock banner and tear drop firestripe decal.

Construction-wise, its dovetail neck-to-body joint is hand-fitted and secured with hide glue to ensure unequalled resonance transfer from the strings to the body. It also has a radiused body for increased projection and clarity. The vintage sunburst nitrocellulose lacquer will help the guitar's tone mature with age.

  • Body
  • Body type: Southern Jumbo
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Adirondack red spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.725" (43.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Lacquer
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Brand: Not applicable
  • Configuration: Not applicable
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:
  • Tuning machines: White Button Gotoh
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: Limited edtion
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
  • Country of origin: United States

Limited to a run of 65. Order yours today before they are all gone.


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GibsonLimited Edition Southern Jumbo 12-Fret Acoustic Guitar

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Amazing, Angelic Sounding Work of Art

By Stonewall Jackson

from Sumter, SC

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  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Limited Edition Southern Jumbo 12-Fret Acoustic Guitar:

    I typically prefer to wait on a few months before I write a review on an instrument, especially something in this price range, but since it's a limited run with only 1 left, I thought perhaps I could persuade someone to pull the trigger on it. I went back and forth on this model and in the end, all I did was deprive myself of playing time on the best Gibson I've ever touched, bar none. In fact, it may very well be the best acoustic I've ever played, period.

    My concern was that it might be too warm sounding being a 12 fret, but suffice it to say that I was wrong. It really does sound Angelic to my ears. I'm picky about action and set-up, and it came perfect out of the box. I bought a level 2 instrument, so I saved tons of cash and still get everything including the Gibson Factory warranty. Finger pick it, strum the heck out of it, it is up to the challenge and then some! This is definitely the most beautiful instrument I own. I love vintage fire/tiger stripe pick guards, so that's a plus for me. Beats the stereotypical black pick guard that so many instruments don. And I love the vintage "Only a Gibson Is Good Enough" on the head stock. They should put that on all of their acoustics. I'm a history nerd and it's a nice nod to their vintage heritage.

    The Adirondack top is just beautiful. The inlays of the Southern Jumbo are stunning, and I love the vintage tuners, which hold tune perfectly for me. This is without a doubt a Custom Shop Guitar. Not boxy sounding at all, and even with hog back and sides, there's this new element of bass that I love and have never come across in mahogany bodied Gibson's before. To prove that I'm not just exaggerating because I love the thing so dang much, those of you who are picky may notice a bit of adhesive in the right light, in the right spots of the pick guard. I could do without that, but it's just not enough to take a star off for.

    The neck feels the full 1.725" to me, and though I have small fingers/hands compared to most, I can easily navigate the fret board with zero complaints. Comes with a nice Certificate of Authenticity on a leather, Gibson stamped plaque. If you want to spend a starting price of 5 to 6 grand for a slope shoulder, more power to you, but I am picky and don't like shelling out thousands for much of anything these days, but I have NO buyer's remorse on this one. It's like I read somewhere, "when Gibson does one right, they really do it right!" Remember, there are only 65 of these in the world, and I read where North America didn't get the majority of them. Contact Derek White in the Private Reserve if you want service that is second to none!

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