Introduced in 1937 as the Gibson Super Jumbo, the Gibson SJ-200 has been would go on to be one of the most recognisable guitars throughout music history, having been used by countless players across a number of genres. Originally Gibson's top of the line flat top, it's projection, balance and signature style have made it one of Gibsons most popular acoustic guitars.
This 1952 SJ-200 is by far the best example of a post-war SJ-200 we have had in the shop, and is one of only 112 sunburst models produced by Gibson in 1952. One of the most deluxe models of the period, this guitar features a Spruce top with Maple back and sides, along with a five piece Maple neck. This guitar has a sparkling top end and plenty of volume, and is without doubt one of the sweetest sounding SJ-200s we've played. It is also incredibly lightly built, unlike other SJ-200s of the same period. The moustache bridge and fretboard are ordained with beautiful mother of pearl inlays, and the traditional ornate pickguard.
This guitar is in very good condition for its ages with only minor signs of lacquer checking and play wear around the sound hole. All hardware is original. This guitar also includes its original pink lined Lifton hard case.
This guitar has been given a full service & appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.