We present an unique and very special guitar! An Original Gibson SJ-200 Bob Dylan Collector’s Edition – VIP#2 signed by Bob Dylan himself
This guitar is an exact replica of Dylan’s personal Highly-Customized SJ-200, fashioned from hand-selected highly figured Indian rosewood and AAA Sitka spruce. The headstock features Dylan’s eye logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl with a Bella Voce inlay in the fret board. The double pick guards are ornately decorated with an inlay of abalone in Dylan’s design. the model is signed by Dylan and is number in the series on the head block. Only 175 guitars is made and distributed worldwide. BUT! This exact guitar is the VIP#2 out of 3. This was actually made- not for sale, so here we have an extremely rare collector’s piece of history.
All case candy and certificate and a signed letter about the history of this VIP#2 piece is also included.
A signed letter from Gibson Acoustic Director
History Bob Dylan’s SJ-200 “VIP2”
Having Bob Dylan’s personal signature on a custom shop SJ200 of his design was a once-in-a-lifetime event. He autohorized to globally release 175 guitars of a “replica run” of his personal SJ-200 custom. The run was carefully numbered and signed (on each label), and based on his contract. Bob received numbers 1,2 and 3 of the production run. The Bob Dylan autographed run sold out quickly .
At the request of Bob Dylan’s manger we built a special three guitars to make up for the 3 Bob received under his agreement. These three guitars to make up for the 3 Bob received under agreement.
These three would allow us to release a “total of 175 guitars” as agreed to Bob and his mangement.
Three guitars were also available to Bob’s mangement as a special back up in case a high level associate wished to buy one og Bob’s signed guitars after the run sold out the year before.
Consequently, these guitars were numbered “VIP1″VIP2″and VIP3” to identify the three guitars to replace the three Bob himself received, thus completning the release of 175 guitars total in the world. To my knowledge, one was purchased by associate- friend og Bob Dylan, one to a VIP in mainland China.