Through special arrangements with Gibson, we were able to turn back the clock to the mid-1960's, and that influential period of music history. The Gibson J-200 of that used on the modern J-200. Moveme... Read More
Through special arrangements with Gibson, we were able to turn back the clock to the mid-1960's, and that influential period of music history. The Gibson J-200 of that used on the modern J-200. Movement up and down the neck is fast and comfortable. All internal bracing is scalloped by hand, not by a machine, like most braces today. The top of the guitar is AAA grade Sitka Spruce, all hand selected, of course. The back and sides of this guitar are solid European Maple, just like the guitars of the mid-60's, with similar grain and figure patterns. The fingerboard of the 1960s Gibson Icon J-200 guitar is Madagascar Rosewood, with the traditional Gibson "crown" inlays, in genuine mother-of-pearl. While the Madagascar Rosewood bridge maintains the Gibson "moustache" shape, the 60's J-200 uses the "paisley" style mother of pearl inlays, just as it was done during the "British Invasion" years. Even more unique, the pickguard is made from the original 1960's pickup mold to ensure even the smallest detail is period-correct. Even the tuning keys are gold plated Grover Imperials, just like the original
Back in the 60's, just like today, Gibson finishes their guitars with an ultra thin nitrocellulose lacquer that actually blends with the top wood layers allowing the wood to breathe and open up over time. The Gibson Icon 60'S J-200 is shipped with a custom-fitted case and a certificate of authenticity signed by Gibson's General Manager of Acoustic Instruments.
The 1960's Gibson J-200 is but one guitar in the Acoustic Icon series created for us by the luthiers at Gibson. A very limited number of these fine instruments are being made available.
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