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1949 Gibson SJ-200

Serial # A-2800, FON 4039-11. A finer 1940's SJ-200 would be hard to find! This beauty is in gorgeous condition, crack free, and 100% original but for a new aged bone reproduction saddle installed by us. The dark sunburst finish is simply gorgeous, and sets off the pickguard's engravings and body bindings perfectly. No repairs of any kind, all the braces are tightly glued, and the action and set-up are spot on. It's truly amazing to find an instrument of this age in this sort of condition.

Figured maple back and sides, spruce top, 3-piece maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl inlays. Single bound headstock, pearl Gibson logo and crown inlays. Sunburst finish to all sides, moustache bridge, bone nut and saddle, white plastic bridge pins, gold Kluson open-back tuners with plastic tulip buttons. Multi-layered SJ-200 binding and pickguard. White oval label visible through the soundhole. A small spot of capo rash is this guitar's only flaw, and it's an easy one to forget about!

The neck has a full and round carve, 1-11/16" nut width, and long 25.4" scale. It's a remarkably comfortable guitar to play, especially considering the 17" wide body. The consummate strumming guitar, with lots of bottom end and richness and maple sparkle.

One of the finest post-war Gibson flat-tops we've offered for sale.

With period Lifton Brown and Pink hardshell case

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