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Gibson SJ-200 Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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    This handmade 1950s edition of the "King of the Flat Tops" is one of the most famous acoustics of all time.

    The Gibson SJ-200 Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar features a hand-selected solid Sitka spruce top; tuned and scalloped bracing; flamed maple back and sides; checkerboard marquetry; mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock, fingerboard, and bridge; and engraved SJ-200 pickguard. Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge. 6-ply top binding, 4-ply back binding, and bound headstock. Gold Gotoh tuners with pearloid keystone buttons. The active electronics with soundhole-mounted volume control let you plug it in while retaining the great acoustic tone. Includes deluxe Gibson hardshell guitar case.

    Features

    • Grover Rotomatic Tuners
    • Bone nut and Tusq saddle
    • "Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge
    • Industry's finest electronics
    • Premium hardshell case
    • Distinctive labels

    Make this gorgeous classic yours for a lifetime. Order today.

     

    SJ-200 Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • Solid Sitka spruce top
    • Figured maple back and sides
    • Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge
    • Checker board marquetry
    • Engraved SJ-200 pickguard
    • 6-ply top binding
    • 4-ply back binding
    • Bound headstock
    • Gold Gotoh tuners
    • Pearloid keystone buttons
    • Active electronics with soundhole-mounted volume control
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    5.0

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    5.0

    One word... Love

    By Pirateer2007

    from Oregon

    I got this guitar 3 weeks ago and fell in love immediately! The finest instrument I've ever and probably will ever own.

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    5.0

    I sold a motorcycle to get it.

    By Zuma Hotchakoo

    from Pagosa Springs , Colorado

    I first noticed the Gibson SJ 200 around two decades ago in a music store when I was just beginning to play guitar. Even then, though I doubted I could ever afford one or have justification for getting such an expensive guitar, I knew it was the finest guitar I'd ever play.Fast forward about seventeen years and I find myself playing six gigs per week and owning two good motorcycles. I sold a Suzuki Katana so I could buy a Super Jumbo and eventually found one in the natural finish six months later. I was hesitant because I liked the sunburst better, and I was also considering getting a rosewood Super Jumbo 300. I tried the pale complected natural, brand new, and I could not set it down. I have heard people use that expression before, but in this case, I could not let go of it. Tone. Feel. Sound. Ease of play. And the thing's a masterpiece to look at.I don't even look at other acoustic guitars these days. When I bought mine, I had tears in my eyes, just like the tears I had when my first child was born. It's that good.

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    5.0

    Great Guitar, A Little Expensive.

    By Jake Murrah-Y7AU6

    from Bennington, OK

    My grandfather has been playing guitar since before my mother was born and he knows his guitars. So of course he bought this Gibson. The guitar is great. It has a great sound, the necks a little big though, but thats no problem. Even though its expensive its well worth the money spent.

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    5.0

    Amazing guitar.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I bought this guitar about a year ago, and the quality is amazing. Its sound is indescribable and the action is amazing. I highly recommend it.

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    5.0

    the SJ-200 is the all around perfect guitar for me

    By j marcus amorosa

    from Portland, Or

    I'm a musical director / performer that demands allot of my equipment. the SJ200 is a guitar that sounds big when needed and creates a commanding presence when it is the lead instrument. At first I thought it was in a price range that I shouldn't have entered, but as I use it more and more professionally, I'm confident I made the right investment.

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    5.0

    SJ-200 is the Best of the Best!

    By Tiki

    from NY

    There are many icon guitars out there, but none better than the SJ-200. The large yet comfortable body with high quality Maple back and sides and a Premium Spruce top make for the best balance of lows, highs and mids I have ever heard in one guitar. The appointments are as vintage as the guitar's history itself. The flamey maple neck and headstock along with the rosewood fretboard make for one great looking guitar too. Plugged in it sounds better than any acoutic/electric I ever listened to.The neck profile, fretboard width and the 25.5" scale make for a very comfortable playing experience. You have heard of those guitars that almost plays themselves? Well this one is the King!The SJ-200 in my opinion is the best acoustic guitar you can buy at any price!

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    5.0

    A drummer can play this and it will sound good

    By Ryan James

    from Bend, OR

    While my friend and I were at a guitar store we went into the acoustic section. I have had my eye on this guitar for about 6 months prior to playing it. It was amazing. The tone was deep and boomy but not so much that it over powered the bright sound of the strings. My friend even played it and he had never played guitar in his life and it still sounded decent.I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone who has the money and if you can find it in a pawn shop, DO NOT hesitate to buy it! The more played the better for this guitar.

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    5.0

    The King PlayedThe King!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    This guitar will make you a better player. And enjoy the journey. The sound, range and depth are beyond my limited vocabulary. Value is high when quality and cost match. If the price were half, after a few years, Gibson would have to affect the quality. This is a "10" because it is an instrument, a work of art and an investment all rolled up in one true American Original. just like elvis!

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    5.0

    king of flatops!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    king of flatops! it has the legendary warm gibson "booming" sound. and its beautiful.. i have it in natural and its great. it is my favorite acoustic. it had small defects in the finish... nothing huge... it had a dent on the neck. probibly from an idiot at the guitar shop. well this is great quality, and it is handmade in the usa!

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    5.0

    It's top of the line Gibson

    By richypeax

    from Philadelphia, PA

    I've been an electric player for many years and this is the most comfortable acoustic I have ever played. It almost feels like an electric. Low action. Very desirable neck, it's not fat at all. The price is up there but you get what you pay for and Gibson delivers the absolute best. If you want it and can afford it, buy it. This may be the finest acoustic I'll ever own.

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