Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar Vintage Sunburst 889406867000

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A re-creation of the limited-production original that has been a collector's item since the late '30s. Features a hand-selected Sitka spruce top; '30s-style rosewood open-slot vintage bridge; mahogany... Click To Read More About This Product

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A re-creation of the limited-production original that has been a collector's item since the late '30s. Features a hand-selected Sitka spruce top; '30s-style rosewood open-slot vintage bridge; mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, inlaid mother-of-pearl arrows, and Gibson logo; vintage firestripe pickguard; and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Its notable tone and projection are credited to special top bracing, its long scale, and sloped-shoulder body. Includes Gibson hardshell case.

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Features
  • Solid spruce top
  • Indian rosewood back and sides
  • 20-1/4" body length
  • Multi bindings
  • Sloped-shoulder dreadnought body
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl arrows
  • Mahogany neck
  • 25-1/2" neck
  • 1-23/32" nut width
  • Open slot rosewood bridge
  • Vintage nickel hardware
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GibsonAJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 44 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best I have owned

I have had a Martin D35 for a while and was looking for a second guitar. I played a lot in the quest and just fell in love with this Gibson. Great action,...Read complete review

I have had a Martin D35 for a while and was looking for a second guitar. I played a lot in the quest and just fell in love with this Gibson. Great action, tone, and sustain. So many things I play now actually sound like the original recordings. I'm not a great player, but I love the sound. This guitar has re-inspired me to play more and more... I think I got a good deal at my local Guitar Center, and no pressure to buy. Good transaction, great guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gibson's version of a D-28 with a few differences

No ebony on this guitar, as Gibson opts for rosewood fingerboard & bridge. Has stronger mid/hi range. More jangly. Poor set-up out of the case, but easy to adjust....Read complete review

No ebony on this guitar, as Gibson opts for rosewood fingerboard & bridge. Has stronger mid/hi range. More jangly. Poor set-up out of the case, but easy to adjust. Just be sure you will have some adjustment left in the saddle. You experienced acoustic owners will know what I mean. I was really impressed with the playability of this guitar & feel it would be excellant choice for a mainly electric guitarist. It does not sound like a Martin but I'm glad because I own a Martin. OK, so my only complaints are poor set-up from factory & cheap tuners, at this price Waverlys are expected, not cheap Gotohs.

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5.0

I did my homework and chose the ACOUSTIC CANNON

By Chuck Koval

from Saginaw MI

Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

I cannot say enough good things about the Advanced Jumbo. In the last two years I had a J45, a Hummingbird Pro Cutaway, and a most recently a Songwriter. I thought that I was satisfied with the Songwriter until I played the AJ. Don't get me wrong...all of the above guitars were nice but when I played the AJ it blew me away. The sound, the volume, tone, the neck and the playability captivated me. Being a former history teacher I wanted to know everything that I could find about the AJ. I feel that this "education" enhanced the playing experience. I kept coming back to play this one until I just had to have it. At the present time they are kind of hard to find but if you are in the market for a top shelf acoustic you owe it to yourself to give it a try. It was not one that I thought to consider until I played it. Every review I read was golden. No more looking .... I have the best guitar of my life.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pro Acoustic Sound Projection

By Bogey

from Bend, OR

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    Looking for an acoustic guitar with style, superior craftsmanship and amazing sound projection? Look no further because this guitar is fantastic! This pure acoustic Gibson has a beautifully unique balanced sound. My Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo has a huge lyrical voice. It sings! The beauty of the craftsmanship tells me that this guitar will be around for decades. Always stays in tune and it is pure joy to play. This was a sound I have been looking for since I started playing in the early 1960's. Well done, well done to the Gibson Craftsmen at the Bozeman, Montana USA!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Died and gone to heaven

    By James Ross

    from Grand Rapids MI

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    I ,was so suprised at this guitar I have owned about 10 different acoustics 2 Breedloves , 2 Martins, Ibanez, a Taylor a Guild,etc., by far this exceeds them all of all my other guitars I still really admire my Taylor. But the high and low end brovado of this AJ out does them all real easy action.Mind you though I paid twice what I paid for all the other axes I own. but I cannot stress how well worth it was. I been playing 45 years and I doubt Iwill ever need to buy another.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gibson Advanced Jumbo: Will Not Dissappoint

    By Jeremy Wiggins

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    In my experience, this guitar has been amazing, I have owned it for one year and will own it until I die. I am very impressed by the balanced sound that it produces. No other guitar has matched it in that fact. The highs, mids, and lows all blend together perfect and I can tell a difference in this guitar and others I have owned in that respect. It excels in many genres that I play. It is great for country, gospel, blues, and folk style music. It is an exceptional guitar.
    I feel that this guitar has great features. It has beautiful inlays on the neck as well as on the headstock. The white binding really makes the sunburst top shine. The action of the guitar is very playable; it is not too high to play easily and also not so low that you can't tune down a bit and still have no fret buzz. However, it is not equipped with a pickup and that has become essential when playing live.
    The guitar is high quality. It is American made, built with very beautiful wood, and had no blemishes whatsoever when I purchased the guitar. It is also holding up very well to the normal abuse of performing. Very great craftmanship from Gibson.
    This guitar is a great value. The price may seem a bit high but when you play this acoustic you can definately see that the price is justified. The joy of playing this guitar is no doubt worth paying a higher price for.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    retired

    By vincent dipietro

    from new york

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    Overall this is a fine guitar.Due to its unique sound it is definitely a keeper.
    Its a very well built acoustic .It is also lighter than the other guitars I own hd28-j185.I'm not crazy about the sunburst finish on acoustic guitars. But it looks really good on this one.And the gotoh tuners work fine . I especially like the arrow markers on the fret board.
    I gave it an eight because of the light weight of the guitar. It seems to make it feel very delicate.But thats just my opinion.
    The sound of this guitar is excellent. You feel like its amplified. It doesn't take much to get it going.My only complaint is the finish on this guitar has a tendency to feel sticky when your playing.I try to wear a long sleeve shirt .Or something to protect the the finish.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am getting this guitar

    By Warrior MIke

    from Long Island NY

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    Im 19, I have no bills to pay, my next years position will pay well and I will own this guitar. I am not a big fan of the Gibson Acoustic sound but the way this guitar played, the way it rested on my lap and the sound that was easy to work with just grabbed my heart.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    OLD School Gibson Class

    By Norm

    from Chicago Il

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    I saw this Guitar at my Local GC and sat down to play it. I had a Taylor 314, Martin Custom D Rosewood....I say had because after 10 minutes, I knew that I had to have this classic. It plays LOUD, Full Tonal Range, Beautiful Bottom end/warm not boomy and the natural sustain is breath taking ! The only way to express its amazing full bodied sound is to compare it to a grand Steinway....in other words it sounds like a symphony The neck is perfect in size..( I have thick fingers)...bar chords are easy and the attention to detail is amazing.... this guitar is a work of ART, beautiful sounding and beautiful to look at

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My favorite guitar

    By Pete-j4aXD

    from Notheast US

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    My Advanced Jumbo is from December 2008. I bought it in August 2009, so I've had it almost a year. It was a little stiff sounding at first, but getting played as much as it does, it's really woken up. In 40 years of playing and owning (and selling) untold dozens of Gibson and Fender guitars, including several sought-after vintage pieces, the Gibson Advanced Jumbo is one of my favorite guitars of all of them, if not my all-time favorite. I gig often, both electric and acoustic gigs, and I play better on the AJ than any other guitar I own. It's great for fingerpicking, flatpicking, single note soloing. I can rip on the AJ as if I was tearing it up on a Telecaster. In a way, it's the Telecaster of acoustic guitars?very direct, in your face tone, not too bassy, with just the perfect amount of mids and treble. It works very well in a band mix. I have a custom shop J-45 Adi/Bubinga that has a sweeter tone, but for gigging, the AJ is IT! Highly recommended.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    PURE GIBSON

    By VOX fan

    from Chicago

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    I had a Taylor & a Martin and was happy until I played the Advanced at a local store....as soon as I played it I knew I had to have it...besides that fact it is a rare re-issue, it sounds like nothing else I have ever played....sweet tone....rich base with clear mids & high tones.....amazing guitar....and playing it is pure Gibson HeavenThis is the best acoustic I have ever played...

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible tone

    By AJGibson

    from detroit, mi

    Comments about Gibson AJ Advanced Jumbo Guitar:

    This guitar has some real character that you won't find in other rosewood-body acoustics. There is nothing boring about the Advanced Jumbo. Rich lively sound across the entire range, sweet finish, vintage tuners, tiger stripe pickguard, and even unique arrow inlays on the fretboard. A lot of people say that the Martin D-28 is the standard for acoustic guitars, and I guess they are entitled to their opinion, but I think the Advanced Jumbo is the real standard.

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