Gibson SJ-200 Sunburst 1953

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SJ-200 Sunburst 1953

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple Body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: mediium/large "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .90" 10th- .99"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 25 1/4"
Neck Details: Two piece maple neck with bound Brazilian rosewood board and crown inlays.
Hardware: Original hardware except for replaced bridge pins.
Modifications/Repairs: -The center seam behind the bridge has been repaired. There is a cleat on the inside of the body reinforcing this crack repair. -There is another repaired crack along the inside of the pick guard. This is also reinforced by cleats under the top. -There is a very small crack between the bass side corner of the tongue and the sound hole. This has also been cleated. -The bridge pins have been replaced.
Case Details: Original hard shell case with replaced handle.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has moderate play wear. The finish is glossy with dents, scratches and checking throughout. The back of the body has light buckle rash. There are pick scratches on the top. The finish on the back of the neck is well worn. The tuners are nicely tarnished with age. There are two repaired cracks in the top. These have not been touched up. There is a small hairline crack in the bridge in line with the bridge pins (see pictures). The bass side wing of the bridge is lifting very slightly. Neither of these issues are affecting playability. The bridge is held in place by bolts.
Serial Number: 12907
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are small with light play wear. The saddle is low so further downward adjustability is limited. -The serial number dates to 1953.
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