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Gibson SJ 200 Standard Sunburst, 2017

Gibson SJ 200 Standard Sunburst, 2017

Here is a very nice Gibson SJ 200 Standard – the SJ standing for Super Jumbo – in Vintage Sunburst and built during 2015 in Bozeman, Montana. The name has varied over time, starting as the SJ-200 from 1938 to 1954, then abbreviated to J-200 until 1999 when it became the SJ-200 again. This model has been a favourite with a wide range of guitarists, from Gene Autry to Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend to Tex Ritter.

Used
Price: $3,500.00 CAD
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Gibson Hummingbird Faded Cherry Sunburst, 2007

Gibson Hummingbird Faded Cherry Sunburst, 2007

The Gibson Hummingbird is one of the most recognizable guitar models with its square-shoulder dreadnought body and distinctive hand-painted pickguard. Introduced in 1960 to compete with Martin’s square shoulder guitars, the Hummingbird debuted at the second highest price for Gibson acoustics just below the J-200. It has been used by many top artists on countless recordings and stages.  The Hummingbird features a Sitka Spruce top paired with tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. Indian Rosewood is used for the bridge and bound fingerboard.

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Price: $2,899.99 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Advanced Jumbo Historic Collection Vintage Burst, 2005

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Advanced Jumbo Historic Collection Vintage Burst, 2005

Here’s a lovely and unusual piece – a Gibson Advanced Jumbo Historic Collection model, patterned after the original 1936 round shouldered, Rosewood dreadnought. While this looks rather like other Gibson round shoulder models – particularly the venerable J-45 – the Advanced Jumbo has a longer scale length, the X brace is moved closer to the soundhole, and the sides and back are Rosewood instead of Mahogany. Gibson launched the Advanced Jumbo in 1936 but discontinued it in 1939. The original models used a mix of Brazilian and Indian Rosewood – both are documented.

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Price: $2,349.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Guild X170 Archtop Electric Blonde, 1988

❌SOLD❌ Guild X170 Archtop Electric Blonde, 1988

The Guild X170, also called the ‘Mini Manhattan’ was built from 1985 until 2002 as a fully hollow electric archtop with laminated Maple body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. Here we’re looking at a Guild X170 dating to late 1988 and built in Westerly, Rhode Island. It’s in very good clean condition with very little wear of any kind. The clear, natural finish is in great shape and nicely shows off the light figuring of the Maple top, back and sides. The neck uses a five-piece construction with three Maple sections separated by two thin Walnut layers.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Starburst 100th Anniversary Cutaway Maple, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Starburst 100th Anniversary Cutaway Maple, 1994

Built from 1992 to 1994, the Gibson Starburst Standard uses a cutaway mini-Jumbo body built of Maple, and as its name suggests features arrays of star shaped inlays. This model was popular, and Jorma Kaukonen apparently had several that he used regularly, including the blue-finished model in the Homespun Tapes clip linked here. The Gibson Starburst was a model produced for a short time in limited numbers in Bozeman, Montana and was designed chiefly by Ren Ferguson. Intended to mark the 100th anniversary of Orville Gibson’s first guitar sales, the Starburst aims towards players who need to amplify their guitars. As such, its wood choices are intended to reduce resonance and volume and thus reduce feedback.

Used
Price: $1,900.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 2013

❌SOLD❌   Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo Vintage Sunburst, 2013

This is a treat – from the 2013 Historic Collection, what is now described as the Gibson 1936 Advanced Jumbo in Vintage Sunburst!  This model saw a very limited production run of perhaps 50 guitars during 2013. Initially introduced in 1936 and built until 1940, the Gibson Advanced Jumbo is a round or ‘slope’ shouldered dreadnought guitar with Red Spruce – also known as Adirondack Spruce – and Rosewood for the sides and back.

Used
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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