Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo Sunburst 1954

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo Sunburst 1954

Vintage

Description & Specs

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Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: medium "C"
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st- .91" 10th- 1.00"
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Neck Details: One piece mahogany neck with unbound rosewood board and double parallelogram inlays.
Electronics: A previous owner had removed the tongue from the 17th fret up in order to provide space for a pickup between the sound hole and the fingerboard. A Lollar Charlie Christian pickup has been installed. There are also volume and tone controls installed in the the body.
Pickup Measurements: 3.2k ohms
Hardware: Original nut, bridge bridge pins and end pin. The tuners and saddle have been replaced. There is a strap button installed in the heel.
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck has been reset. -The tongue has been removed the tongue from the 17th fret up in order to provide space for a pickup between the sound hole and the fingerboard. -A Lollar Charlie Christian pickup has been installed. There are also volume and tone controls installed in the the body. -The tuners have been replaced. -A new bone saddle has been installed. -The bridge has been shaved down considerably. This was done by a previous owner to avoid a neck reset. The bridge is original, so it has been left in place. -There are numerous extra holes drilled in the top of the body.
Case Details: Chip board case.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has heavy play wear. The finish is glossy with dents, scratches and checking throughout. There are numerous extra holes drilled in the top of the body. This is probably from some oversized pick guard that has since been removed.
Serial Number: X955824
Tech Notes: -The guitar plays well with low action. The frets are small with light play wear. -The factory order number dates to 1954.
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