These two spectacular Gibson J-200M models, one a Trophy 75th Anniversary — the last of of a limited run of 75 instruments, made in Bozeman, Montana and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the J-200.
To the best of our knowledge, these two are the last new J-200M guitars available anywhere in the world.
Introduced in 1937 for Ray Whitely, the J-200 shot to the top of the shelf for country and movie performers. It’s also been used on many classic rock recordings.
Closely based on the J-200 but smaller, these guitars are very comfortable to play; the body size is drawn from the J-165 and the scale length is down to 24.75″. They are a little more tonally balanced than the J-200 with a bit less empahsis on the bottom end.
Very comfortable to play, great sound, classic proportions, and absolutely spectacular wood choices.
|Serial Number||11212078 and 10522055 ’75th Anniversary’, both built 2012, both in Bozeman, Montana.|
|Pricing||$3330.00 CAD with case.|
|Neck||Rock maple neck with walnut center strip, bound ebony fingerboard with abalone crown markers. 24.75″ scale length, 1.725″ nut width, ‘D’ Profile, 75th Anniversary engraved truss rod cover on one, ‘Custom’ engraved on the other.|
|Frets||Medium jumbo frets.|
|Body||J-200 style body.. .just smaller. Sitka spruce top with quilted maple back and sides. Multi-ply bound top and back, abalone and purfling double ring rosette. Scalloped, J-165 X-bracing. Traditional ‘moustache’ bridge with abalone inserts, traditional engraved faux-tortoise pickguard.|
|Finish||Gloss natural (clear) nitrocellulose lacquer finish.|
|Hardware/electronics||Both guitars include bone nut and saddle, L.R. Baggs ‘Element’ under saddle piezo pickup, and an endpin jack. The controls are just inside the upper part of the soundhole. Gold tuners with keystone buttons. Traditional J-200 pickguard!|
|Playability/Action||These play wonderfully with the factory setup, and we will of course adjust to the player’s requirements.|
|Case||Original Gibson branded case included.|
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