The King of the Flat-tops. The Gibson SJ-200 has an iconic status and has been seen in the hands of many professional players since it first debuted in 1937 - powering many musical journeys.
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The J-200 is shaped to a super Jumbo body profile with a soundboard constructed with “AAA” grade solid Sitka Spruce which allows the sounds to resonate openly, truly befitting of a genuine Gibson Jumbo acoustic guitar. It is also a well-known fact that Solid Spruce tonewood ages brilliantly, so the J-200 will sound better the more you play it.
The back and sides of the J-200 are made with Flamed Maple which, combined with a solid Sitka Spruce body top, generates a crisp and eloquent sound. Furthermore, the use of maple in the back and sides gives the J-200 a powerful energy and volume with every note. This model has been treated to radiused, scalloped bracing inside the body which enhances the guitar’s ability to reverberate.
Joining the beautiful body is a 2-piece maple neck with a rounded profile which is attached by means of a compound dovetail joint. The combination of the dovetail joint with the tonewoods enhances the overall distribution of sonority through the guitar. To finish the neck is a rosewood fingerboard adorned with Mother of Pearl Crown inlays and softened edges. The fingerboard is polished with finishing oil to enhance the natural compounds of the wood. Gibson have consulted the use of German Plek technology for a fully enhanced playing experience.
The J-200 is fitted with the upgraded Fishman Sonitone pickup system to ensure your guitar always has that “studio feel” quality whenever you play or perform.
The J-200 features a new, engraved truss rod cover, and fitted to the headstock are six Gold Grover Rotomatic tuning keys with a 14:1 gear ratio. The rosewood bridge has a moustache design with a Tusq saddle.
The high gloss body finish is achieved by the use of a finer grit sandpaper and the top is decorated with a protective tortoiseshell pickguard with flowers and dots beneath the soundhole.
The new 2016 J-200 absolutely retains all of the legendary status of its original counterpart with some modern acquisitions to boot. Gibson have also added in a hardshell case and owner’s manual to complete the package for all-round satisfaction.
|Bracing||Traditional Hand-Scalloped X Bracing|
|Binding||Multi Ply Top and Multi Ply Back|
|Neck||Two Piece Maple|
|No of Frets||20|
|Inlay||Mother of Pearl Crowns|
|Tuners||Grover Rotomatic w/ Kidney Buttons|
|Pickup||Fishman Sonitone pickup system.|
|Controls||Controls in Soundhole|
|Case||Gibson Hard Shell|