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Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Trans Blue Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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From its inaugural appearance in 1937, Gibson's J-200 acoustic-electric guitar set a standard others have been trying to match ever since. Today the legacy of Gibson's "King of the Flat-tops" lives on... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

From its inaugural appearance in 1937, Gibson's J-200 acoustic-electric guitar set a standard others have been trying to match ever since. Today the legacy of Gibson's "King of the Flat-tops" lives on in this limited edition (only 40 models made) SJ-200 Trans Blue acoustic-electric guitar. Upon its introduction in the late 1930s, the J-200 immediately filled a need for a deeper, more balanced, and powerful sound. It gave purveyors of the new American music scene of the 1930s a reliable, well-built guitar, capable of projecting the sound of the guitar well beyond that of any other acoustic on the market”a fact that still holds true today.

L..R. Baggs Anthem Pickup System
The Award-winning Anthem Series, featuring L.R. Baggs' TRU¢MIC technology, seamlessly combines a proprietary condenser microphone with their acclaimed Element pickup to deliver the warmth and fidelity of a studio-mic™d guitar anywhere you perform. At the heart of the Anthem is a revolutionary microphone engineered to capture a dynamic studio-mic™d sound for any live performance. The TRU¢MIC mounts to the underside of the bridge plate and hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or œboundary effect. This proprietary mounting system, combined with noise cancellation, frees the mic to perform as if it were outside of the guitar in a studio and maintain remarkable feedback suppression for the stage. The result is a balanced frequency response with excellent clarity for pure amplified sound and excellent punch for low frequencies.

Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Grover's original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with style and performance exactly suited for the Gibson SJ-200 guitar. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gearbox provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Crown Peghead Logo
Gibson put the first crown peg head logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today's Gibson SJ-200 acoustic-electric guitar. Over the years, it has also been called a "thistle" because of the group of flowering plants with the sharp prickles, though Gibson has preferred to call it a "crown."

Pickguard
The tortoise pickguard for the SJ-200 acoustic-electric guitar is Gibson's standard Super Jumbo shape, hand-engraved with the SJ-200's traditional floral and vine design.

Rosette
A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on this Gibson SJ-200 acoustic-electric guitar is a double-ring rosette, with the main ring consisting of seven-ply binding, and the second ring three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the instrument.

FEATURES

  • Body style: Super Jumbo
  • Wood: Solid Sitka spruce top, solid maple back and sides
  • Fingerboard: 12 radius, bound rosewood with mother-of-pearl crown inlay
  • Bracing: Traditional scalloped x-bracing
  • Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
  • Neck: Maple, round profile with 1.725 bone nut
  • Pickguard: J-200
  • Bridge: Rosewood Moustache with mother-of-pearl bars, tusq saddle
  • Scale: 25-1/2
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Grover Rotomatic
  • Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
  • Electronics: L.R. Baggs Anthem
  • Finish: Trans Blue, Nitrocellulose Lacquer
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