Gibson J-200 Standard Electro-Acoustic - Antique Natural
The Gibson SJ-2000 has been around for a long time now, since 1937 to be exact so when it came to giving the line a big overhaul for 2016 they realised that there were a few ways they could make it better than ever before. Including a new enhanced finish, upgraded pickup and some new curves that make it more comfortable to use.
After being around for such a long time Gibson has mastered the build of the SJ-200. With a Sitka Spruce top sitting on an all flamed maple body this guitar giving at a bright tone that is kept in balance by the sheer size of this jumbo body. The larger body produces a lot more low end which with most wood combinations would create a very boomy and resonant sound that can really mess with a mix. By using Maple for the back and sides everything is beautifully balanced and very loud.
The SJ-200 already had a powerful pickup system but they have taken it up a notch for 2016. Introducing the LR Baggs Anthem pickup this guitar now sounds just as good amplified as it does purely acoustically. By utilizing a small microphone that sits just below the soundhole you get the best possible sound out of your guitar.
One big focus for Gibson in 2016 was making sure that the fit and finish are as clean as possible so you have the best experience possible. As part of this they are not only using a new sandpaper and polishing compounds for the best finish but they have also modified some of the neck dimensions.
By smoothing out the fretboard edge it will feel a lot more natural in your hands even when you are going for weird and wonderful chord shapes. Finally they have also started using Plek technology which makes sure the frets are nothing short of perfect giving you the best playing experience.
Gibson J-200 Standard - Antique Natural Specifications:
Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Binding: 6 ply top
Wood Species: Flame Maple
Binding: 4 ply
Average Weight (body only): 1.258kg / 2.775lb
Wood Species: Maple
Truss Rod: Single Action
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.075cm / .817"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: 0.48kg / 1.069lb
Peg Head Binding: 1 ply
Logo: Block and Crown
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Long Scale Pitch Gauge
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Wood Species: Rosewood
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.245" @ end of board
Scale: 64.77cm / 25.5" Long Scale
Binding: Single Ply Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
Style: SJ-200 Crowns
Material: Mother of Pearl
Average Weight: 0.11kg / 0.25lb
Color Code: AN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Tuning Keys Style: Gold Grover Rotomatics
Weight: 46.72 gr / 1.648 oz
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 140-130-630
Style: SJ-200 Mustache
Material: Rosewood with Tusq saddle
Part number: 140-120-903, 140-130-866
Weight: 38.55gr / 1.36oz
Style: 6.35 mm / 1/4" mono
Style: L.R. Baggs Anthem
Pick Guard Style: SJ-200
Part Number: 140-130-955
Truss Rod Cover Style: 2016
Part Number: 140-130-840
Case Style: Hard Shell
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual