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Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957 ( No Longer Available)

Gibson Country Western Model Natural, 1957 ( No Longer Available)

The Gibson Country Western Model debuted in 1955 as a miracle of rebranding – it is the classic Gibson SJ-N, Southern Jumbo Natural, with a new label! The SJ-N appeared in 1942, became the Country Western in 1955,  was again renamed the SJ-N in 1960,  and  finally dubbed the SJ Country Western in 1962.   The model was discontinued in 1977. The Gibson Country Western model, like the SJ-N, pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck.

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Price: $5,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ Round Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1957

❌SOLD❌  Gibson SJ Round Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1957

Making their appearances in 1942, the Gibson SJ Round Shoulder Dreadnought, and the classic J-45 share much and their differences are largely cosmetic. Responding to the increasing demand for larger and louder guitars at the close of the Depression and start of WW2, the Gibson SJ Round Shoulder dreadnought – the Southern Jumbo – and the J-45 immediately met a positive reaction.

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ Long Scale Square Shoulder Dreadnought Sunburst, 1968

The Gibson SJ Long Scale, Square Shoulder Dreadnought was a variation on the classic SJ model built for a short time around 1968 as Gibson competed with Martin. The classic SJ first appeared in 1942 as a replacement for the J-55, an ‘upscale’ version of the J-45. This was originally a ‘slope’ or round-shouldered dreadnought with a 24.75 inch scale length in either sunburst or natural finish. The natural-top SJN version was renamed to the ‘Country Western’ from 1955 to 1960, and then back to SJN. In 1962, it was renamed again to ‘SJN Country Western’.

Vintage
Price: $2,999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Collings SJ Maple, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Collings SJ Maple, 2012

Here’s a fantastic deal on a Collings SJ Maple in new, old stock, shop worn condition – steeply reduced from its original price and advertised here with permission from Collings! The Collings SJ is built with a Sitka Spruce top paired with Maple for the sides, back, and neck. The bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard are Ebony, with Mother of Pearl used for the position markers, headstock decoration and Collings logo. The top bracing is Sitka Spruce and the body blocks, linings and back bracing are Mahogany. The nut and saddle are bone.

New
Price: $4,899.00 CAD

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