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1956 Gibson SJ

FON U6794-2. In keeping with the string of incredible Gibsons we've presented recently, we're pleased to present this stunning 1956 Gibson SJ for your viewing pleasure!

An incredibly well kept guitar, this SJ shows almost no playwear to its frets or original finish, and has no significant repairs or modifications. All braces are tightly glued, the bridge and bridge plate are original, the neck angle is excellent, and the original frets play very well. Original tuners and bridgepins; new aged bone nut and saddle by us. The guitar's only repair is a crack at the pickguard's inside upper edge -- and the repair was just done in our shop. Original finish shows a good amount of crazings, and an assortment of minor dings as are evident in the photos provided.

Suffice to say, this is among the cleanest SJs we've ever come across, and it's pretty exciting.

Sitka spruce top, mahogany back, multi-layered purflings and white bindings. Split parallelogram fingerboard inlays, pearl headstock logo and crown. Round neck with a nut width of 1-11/16", scale of 24.75, and a string spread at the bridge of 2-1/8". The action is set at 5-6 64ths, with ample saddle height available for adjustments down the road.

A lively guitar with a lot of volume, presence, and musical midrange. It's quick to react, and has a very strong attack followed by a long sustain. A good sounding one, for sure.

With recent hardshell case

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