Ohh man, what a beast … this SJ-200 from 1951 really is a killer guitar … The true king of the Flattops!
Up for grabs is this 1951 Gibson SJ-200 in Tobacco Sunburst finish. You just need trust us here: this is the best sounding SJ-200’s we’ve ever come across!
It sounds how you always want these to sound and sometimes never do: high volume, big bottom end, with beautiful clarity (NOT THIN).
It has a low action and plays like a dream. Very comfortable & easy playing medium C profile neck.
Yes it’s beaten up (to say the least)….but the great ones always seem to be! What makes the guitar really interesting, is even though the serial and FON date to ’51, it has some late 40’s spec’s. Which include it being single x-braced, (as opposed to double x-braced, which they switched to in ’52), and the side of the headstock gets thinner at the top (which changed in 1951).
It is in all original condition, except the finish of the sides … they have professionally been refinished, true to the original. The guitar has battle scars all over, but surprisingly only a few repaired cracks. Those are old repairs and very well done.
Our luthier has checked the guitar and it is ready to go!
It comes with a very nice vintage style case.
This guitar has all the magic you have ever dreamed of … a true gem!