2006 Gibson J-200 M Vintage Sunburst

The Blue Book Says: Absolutely nothing….

I say:

I love my SJ-200 but it’s too big to wrap yourself around an a warm sunny day sat in a deck chair ūüôĀ

This very limited edition (current estimate is 25 guitars) ¬†– made by Gibson’s Custom Shop – solves all that. ¬†It still has the articulate and vary smooth tone of the SJ-200, and is a dream to play. ¬†Sparkly highs and tight lows.

There’s a couple of chips on the headstock, but they could be filled. The tuners are bright and untarnished. ¬†The Gibson Logo and the flowerpot are inlaid with Abalone rather than the usual synthetic MOP.

The ¬†unmarked ebony fingerboard is set off by the beautiful abalone inlay work. ¬†Frets only show wear on the B string position when you play an open D or a G…. ¬†The reverse of the neck has a few very light scratches that suggest this has been leant against some shelves or something. ¬†I’ve worked on these, and they are minimal – and now¬†can’t be felt when playing.

The bodywork – spruce top is near unmarked. ¬†The scratch guard – as usual has lost much of its paintwork – an unavoidable part of use. ¬†The rosette on this has Abalone inlay work – which really “ups the bling factor.” ¬†The “moustache” Bridge is made of ebony to match the fingerboard, and like the fingerboard it has abalone inlays.

The rubbish Gibson plastic bridge pins have been replaced with some handmade Buffalo Horn ones that I got from Rothesay Music.

Curly/Quilted maple back and sides are in great condition and look lush. ¬†There’s an inlay stripe on the back of the body that is a real work of art – see the pictures.

Comes with the near unmarked Gibson Acoustic case as pictured.