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Sold! Gibson AJ Maple Custom Adirondack Top Limited Edition, 2015

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Built in Bozeman, Montana during 2015 as a limited edition of 65 guitars, the Gibson AJ Maple Custom wraps the classic Advanced Jumbo slope-shoulder design in highly flamed Maple and Adirondack Spruce.

The Gibson Advanced Jumbo or AJ was one of Gibson’s earliest dreadnoughts, appearing in 1936, and the ‘Advanced’ apparently refers to the use of an X bracing system ‘Advanced’, sometimes now called ‘forward shifted’ towards the fingerboard. This was built with an Adirondack Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood for the sides, back, fingerboard and bridge.

However, only about 300 were built up to 1940, and the model was reissued from 1990 to 1999, and again from 2002. It seems to be presently out of production as Gibson reorganizes its product lines.

This Gibson AJ Maple Custom round shoulder dreadnought is in very nice condition. It features a lovely Adirondack Spruce top and braces, a spectacular set of highly Flamed Maple for the sides and back, Mahogany for the neck and body blocks, and Rosewood for the bridge and bound fingerboard. The position markers use a 1930s style and are executed in Mother of Pearl, as is the script ‘Gibson’ peghead logo. In a nod to modernity, Gibson’s now standard pickup system is installed, with the battery pack mounted on the neck block and the controls discreetly tucked into the bass side of the soundhole. Tuners are gold-plated Schaller open-gear models. The certificate of Authenticity is included, in the case.

This guitar is in great shape, sounds and plays well. It has recently had a neck reset and setup. This is a powerful guitar with a huge dynamic range and a wonderful sound. Naturally, given the Maple back and sides, this is brighter and crisper than a ‘standard’ AJ with Rosewood construction.

The original Gibson Custom hard shell case, made in Canada by TKL, is included.


 

Price: $2999.99 CAD
  • Model: AJ Custom Maple
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 12305058
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 13/05/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
  • Scale Length: 639.75mm 25.187in
  • Nut Width: 44mm 1.74in
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