Music Store Live is proud to present this 1954 Gibson J-200! Simply put, this is one of the best acoustic guitars we have seen to date. This J-200 plays wonderfully ( which you can see in the video ). It is set up very well and is not only one the greatest all time strumming guitars, it also burns with the best of the flatpickers. The action is low, the neck is straight and the guitar is very well intonated. The neck could not be any more comfortable. It is wide, fat, nicely rounded and absolutely luxurious. This isn’t just an incredible vintage investment – this guitar will provide an amazing playing experience every time you pick it up.
J-200 20th Anniversary Acoustic Guitar Features:
- One-time edition of 20
- Maple back and sides
- Custom 1989 neck specifications
- Multi headstock bindings
- Mustached bridge
- Lacquer finish
- Exacting 1989 mother-of-pearl inlays
- Distinct 1989 back marquetry
- Anniversary label
- Certificate of authenticity
- Fishman electric system
First introduced in 1937, the Gibson J-200 has set a precedent for acoustics that others still strive to match. This well-built design still stands at the top of its class today, with an impressive, boomy projection that offers impressive volume but doesn’t skimp on shimmering acoustic tone. Built with an eye-catching AAA Eastern curly maple back and a maple neck, the J-200 bears the marks of a classic. Used by everyone from the late-great Gram Parsons who churned out his own custom-brand of “Cosmic Country Music” right on down to the hard-hitting Rock and Roll of Pete Townshend, the J-200’s list of diverse players exemplifies why it’s still one of the most popular acoustic guitars to date
The J200Jr was built using the same long scale that the J-185 has but took the design aesthetic elements of the J-200, resulting in it having the same inlays on the fingerboard, similar bridge (two pearl bars), same inlay pattern on the backstrip as on the J-200, and same tuners. This model has NO binding on the fingerboard. The Jr was dropped from the production lists in 1994. This is a rare 1992 Gibson J-200jr (a scaled down version of the full-sized J200 in the body of a J-185) acoustic guitar, you do not see many of these floating around. One of my favorite vintages, simply love the beautiful pick guard and ebony bridge! Beautiful curly Maple back and sides with a tight spruce top in natural finish. This old guitar has 2 weather cracks on the sound board (below the bridge) that resulted from extreme cold and dry weather in the US but the stabilized outer surface cracks do not go through the wood. Absolutely no structural defects. There is a factory-installed passive pickup on this guitar (do not know the brand but it is still working fine). Comes with a black hard case, saddle upgraded to FMI and bridge pins changed to stained bone pins. The frets are in excellent condition, previous owner had them polished 5 years ago from 2010, but the first 5 frets from the nut are larger than the rest, a sign that they have been replaced due to usage wear.
What’s the best sounding and build quality of the Gibson J-200s made since 1993 to present; both maple or rosewood? I’ve had a couple over the years the last one was a 1994 made of Brazilian Rosewood. It was a nice guitar, but never impressed me acoustically, so I sold it. I’ve sold some guitars and was thinking about getting another J-200, probably a maple bodied one, more than likely off eBay, I noticed there’s a 1994 J-200, one of the
Anniversary models that looks interesting. How would that model compare to say a late ’90s or one of the current models? Thanks for any responses
From a Guitar collection in very good condition 9/10, light playwear. One of the classic Acoustic Guitars in History.
Sitka Spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, rosewood moustache bridge and fretboard, and Gibson Deluxe tuners. Neck scale is 25-1/2”, nut width is 1.725”, fingerboard inlays are mother-of-pearl crowns. Neck profile is round.
Very big sound, nicely aged nice action . With Gibson HSC.
VG-EC except small repaired treble side pickguard crack, jumbo body with 17″ lower bout, figured maple neck, sides and back, spruce top (top has been refinished), 7-ply bound top, 5-ply bound back, open moustache bridge with pearl inlays, two non-original engraved tortoise plastic pickguards, white-bound rosewood fretboard with pearl crown inlays, white-bound headstock with pearl “Gibson” and small crown inlays, gold Kluson individual tuners with single ring plastic Keystone buttons, bridge plate was patched by our shop, 1-11/16″ nut, 25-3/8″ scale, real good sound, top work appears to have been done by Gibson in the ’70’s, on consignment, with 1970’s Gibson HSC (purple lining) – price reduced (SN:A18114)
New or Used: This is a used item
The elaborate abalone vine inlay on the triple-bound premium ebony fingerboard and abalone body trim in 8-ply binding elevate this gorgeous Gibson SJ-200 Vine acoustic guitar into an aesthetic category all its own. The Gibson SJ-200 Vine acoustic guitar features carved moustache bridge with double-bar abalone inlays, engraved pickguard, mother-of-pearl crown headstock inlays, and stunning solid eastern curly maple back and sides with a solid spruce top.
Unique Features of Gibson SJ-200 Vine Acoustic Guitar:
– Solid Sitka spruce top
– Solid eastern curly maple back and sides
– Eastern curly maple neck
– 8-ply body binding with abalone
– Triple-bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl vine inlay and birdsbeak
– Abalone Body Trim inlays
– Moustache bridge with double-bar, mother-of-pearl/abalone inlays
– Engraved multicolor pickguard
– Mother-of-pearl crown fretboard and headstock inlays
– Gold tuners
2009 Gibson Custom Shop SJ-200 True Vintage
“King of the Flat-Tops,” the SJ-200 is an American icon played by the legends of Rock, Folk, Blues and Bluegrass. From the very first model made in 1937 for singing cowboy Ray Whitley, the Super Jumbo 200 or simply SJ-200 quickly became a prime status symbol for performers playing the Grande Ole Opry and the Country & Western circuits. The SJ-200 was originally built to cut through the loudest acoustic ensembles, but ended up defining the new American music scene of the 1930s. It is the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, and certainly one of the most popular, as evidenced by the list of players that have made it their primary acoustic instrument… among them Ray Whitley, Emmylou Harris, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Buddy Holly, Graham Nash, Gram Parsons, Pete Townshend and Elvis Presley.
The SJ-200 True Vintage acoustic guitar delivers the look, feel, and sound of Gibson’s original Super Jumbo as it first appeared in 1937. Gibson Acoustic’s master luthiers in Bozeman, Montana have recreated a legend in this beauty. The SJ-200 True Vintage captures the deep, well-balanced tone and powerful sound of the most popular 1950’s versions. This guitar is almost identical in makeup and structure to the 1950s SJ-200, including an Adirondack red spruce top and VOS finish. This guitar is BRAND NEW, MINT, LIGHTWEIGHT (4.5 lbs) and BEAUTIFUL!
No. Strings: 6
Body Type: Jumbo Acoustic
Top Material: Solid AAA Hand Selected Sitka Spruce.
Back & Sides: Solid AAA Curly Maple
Neck Material: AAA Curly Maple 14 Frets To Body
Finish: Nitrocellulose, Hand Applied and Finished
Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint “Set-In”
Fretboard: Madagascar Rosewood – Solid
Rosette: Handcrafted, Double Ring
Scale Length: 25.5″
Total #Frets: 20
Nut Width: 1.725″ Finish: Body Gloss, Neck Satin
Bridge: Moustache Shape Madagascar Rosewood – Solid
Bracing: “X” Standard – Hand – Scalloped. Forward located to increase projection.
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Tuners:Gold Plated Waverly
Electronics: Fishman Ellipse Aura Standard