|Comments||Here’s a wonderful 1959 Gibson J-200 Sunburst.
Gibson introduced the J-200 in 1938 as the top of the line. It was originally named the Super Jumbo, then in 1939 renamed the Super Jumbo 200, and in 1955 got its current name. Because of its position at the top end of Gibson’s line, production quantities have never been high.
This example is in excellent structural condition and is very clean and glossy. It’s had some maintenance over the years, including a refret, and is ready for many more years of use.
|Serial Number||A29197 on label, indicating 1959 production; T 5296 11 on neck block as the Factory Order Number, indicating 1958. So, the guitar proably was started in late 1958 and finished in early 1959. Built at the Kalamazoo, Michigan plant.|
|Pricing||$9,400.00 CAD with original case.|
|Neck||Two-piece Curly Maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, mother of pearl ‘crown’ position markers. Black head plates (front and back) with mother of pearl Gibson and leaf logo. A previously installed rhinestone has been removed from just above the truss rod cover.|
|Frets||Refretted years ago, minimal fretwear.|
|Body||Classic Jumbo body with curly maple back and sides and spruce top. Rosewood ‘Moustache’ bridge with mother of pearl inlays. Within the outer ‘Moustache’ cutouts, rhinestones had been affixed to the top, and later removed. Original hand-painted pickguard.|
|Finish||Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish. Somewhere over the years, some touchups have been made to this guitar that involved some overspray on the original finish. It’s in exceptionally clean condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||Bone nut, Tusq compensated saddle. Gold Kluson Deluxe tuners with plastic keystone buttons. Gold strap pins.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well, with a full balanced tone, not boomy, and plenty of sustain.|
|Case||Original case included.|
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