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Gibson's Custom Shop Historic Reissue 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo revives the legendary tone and esthetics of Gibson's pre-war era. Handcrafted with premium tonewoods including a thermally aged Adirondack red spruce top and rosewood back and sides, this acoustic guitar sings with a bold, punchy tone suited for blues, rock, and country. The 1.77" nut width and vintage styling pay homage to Gibson's original Southern Jumbo design from the 1940s.

Thermally Aged Tonewoods for a Vintage Voice

The 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo's Adirondack red spruce top is thermally aged to replicate the tonal qualities of vintage wood. When combined with rosewood back and sides, the result is a robust tone with emphasized midrange and bass frequencies. The aging process also gives the spruce top a rich, burnished hue reminiscent of pre-war Gibsons.

Vintage-Accurate Specs and Styling

From the "Only a Gibson is Good Enough" banner logo to the open-back tuners, multi-ply binding, and mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays, the 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo is a tribute to Gibson's golden era of craftsmanship. The 1.77" nut width provides ample string spacing for complex chords and fingerpicking styles. An open-slot bridge and bone nut and saddle deliver vintage-style tone and sustain.

Versatile Tone for Multiple Genres

With its bold and balanced tone, the 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo handles a variety of musical styles with ease. Strum first-position chords for folk and country or pick bluesy lead lines. The jumbo body produces a full, rounded tone that cuts through a mix while recording. Whether at home, on stage, or in the studio, the 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo is a versatile acoustic guitar ready to be played.

Premium Gig Bag Included

A high-quality gig bag with internal padding and accessory pockets provides a safe way to transport your 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo. Padded straps make carrying comfortable for extended periods. The bag's durable nylon shell protects the guitar from weather and impacts during travel or storage. Available now at Guitar Center, purchase your Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo today.

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  • Thermally aged red spruce top, rosewood back and sides
  • C-shaped mahogany neck, compound dovetail neck-to-body joint, 12” radius rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays, rosewood bridge
  • Open back tuning machines with cream buttons
  • Thin nitro VOS finish

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  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce
  • Back & sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue
  • Body finish: Thin finish nitrocellulose, VOS
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Neck shape: C
  • Nut width: 1.77"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 19
  • Pickup/preamp: No
  • Tuning machines: Open back with cream buttons
  • Bridge: Belly down, open slot
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Included
  • Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit

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