We present an original 1948 Gibson SJ-200 in Sunburst finish. Made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The SJ-200’s construction and aesthetic beauty makes it one of the most sought after acoustic models that Gibson ever produced. Gibson only made 146 in Sunburst finish back in 1948. There is no doubt, that this piece was crafted out of the finest materials that were available on the Kalamazoo, Michigan.
It’s remarkably comfortable Gibson flat-top is exceptional clean condition and it sounds unbelievable. It has so much volume, power and punchy woody tone. This Gibson flat-top has the most beautiful flamed maple neck include the back and sides with a gorgeous spruce top. The neck is a bound dark rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl crown inlays. This 1948 Gibson SJ-200 features ivory script logo and that’s extremely rare for that period.
The neck has a full and round carve, 1-11/16″ nut width. The original frets are perfect include the nut. Beautiful Single bound headstock with crown inlay and the original Gold Kluson open-back tuners that are in perfect working order. White oval label visible through the soundhole. This original finish are all original and perfect with no overspray or any repairs. Just a stunning clean example that is hard to find in that condition.
The original rosewood mustache bridge plate is intact and are in good shape. The pickguard has shrunken and caused the typical crack below high E-string. Otherwise, no neck reset or any other crack repairs!
Even comes complete with its original hardshell case. Handle is replaced to a newer leather handle. Latches are in perfect working order.
Repair that has been done by a respected and accomplished luthier.
- The common crack repair under the pickguard just below high E-string