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Gibson Pre War SJ-200 Rosewood, Vintage Sunburst

Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop 1930s SJ-200 recreation with spruce top, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard |

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Gibson's Acoustic Custom Shop have simply outdone themselves in this model, the Pre-War SJ-200. This majesty of an instrument is a modern-day recreation of one of the earliest examples of a Gibson acoustic guitar as we know them today. Crafted with the finest attention to detail and the most devoted reverence to the original models, this replica of a late 1930s Gibson acoustic guitar tells its story visually and tonally. It's a piece of musical history you won't want to miss.

The Pre-War SJ-200 starts out with its uniquely-shaped body crafted from a select Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top and rosewood back and sides. A two-piece maple neck in a "D"-shaped profile and bound ebony fingerboard come together for a period-accurate shape in hand. The full voice of this guitar rings out with a pristine vintage tone that captures the smallest qualities of acoustic mastery Gibson had already garnered by the late '30s. Traditional hand-scalloped "X"-bracing keeps the tonal experience fully authentic. The Pre-War SJ-200 stands out not only tonally but visually. The guitar is adorned with Mother-of-pearl fret inlays, multi-ply binding, a captivating pickguard design, and Four Bar Moustache bridge. Accompanied by a Gibson period-correct case and accessory kit, the Pre-War SJ-200 presents a full Gibson experience for the player who picks it up. Gibson's legacy extends deep into American history, and with this model hand-built in Bozeman, Montana, that history continues on.


  • Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top with hot hide glue bracing
  • Premium ebony fingerboard with twenty Standard-sized frets
  • Bone nut, saddle, and bridge pins
  • Thin Finish Nitrocellulose VOS body finish
  • Grover Imperial tuning machines
  • SJ-200 Four Bar Moustache bridge
  • Gibson period-correct case and accessory kit included


Top Material: Thermally Aged Adirondack Red Spruce
Back/Sides Material: Rosewood
Neck Material: 2-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Body Shape: SJ-200
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Neck Profile: D
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut: 1.72" Bone
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-Bracing with Hide Glue
Electronics: None
Finish: Vintage Sunburst - Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
Case: Gibson Period Correct Case

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