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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SJ-200 LH Custom Shop Wine Red, 2006


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Here is a bit of a rarity – a Gibson SJ-200 LH – Left Handed – Custom Shop guitar in Wine Red, built during 2006 in Bozeman, Montana.

The SJ, or Super Jumbo 200 first appeared in 1938 and has been in the Gibson catalogs ever since, though none were built between 1944 and 1946 due to wartime restrictions. When introduced, its price was $200, and for an apparently popular optional $50, your name could be inlaid on the fingerboard. Before WW2, the SJ-200 was built with Rosewood for the back and sides; when it reappeared in 1947 those were Maple. In 1955, the name was shortened to ‘J-200’, but in recent years with an eye towards the company’s history, Gibson has brought back the ‘SJ-200’ name.

This Gibson SJ-200 LH dates to February 23 2006 and is in very good, clean condition with only light wear – the most visible wear is to one of the flowers on the hand-painted pickguard. The Wine Red nitrocellulose lacquer finish is in good condition and fairly unusual; most of the models we have seen, right or left handed, are natural or sunburst. This guitar is built with Sitka Spruce for the top and bracing, Figured Maple for the sides, back, and neck, with Mahogany for the body blocks and Indian Rosewood for the ‘Moustache’ bridge and bound fingerboard. The inlays and Gibson logo are Mother of Pearl. This guitar is also factory equipped with a Fishman Matrix under-saddle pickup system; the battery bag is mounted to the neck block.

This example is very much like the current ‘Gibson SJ-200 Original‘ version, with orange label, Kluson-style tuners with plastic Keystone buttons, and Mother of Pearl blocks inlaid to both sides of the bridge pins.

The original hard shell case is included.

Price: $5,700.00 CAD
  • Model: SJ-200 Left Handed
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Gloss Wine Red
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 00546003, dated to February 23 2006 at Bozeman MT Custom Shop
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 01/02/2023
  • Left Handed

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.016lbs 2.28kg
  • Scale Length: 25.275in 642mm
  • Nut Width: 1.746in 44.37mm
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