Gibson Southern Jumbo (SJ) 1957 – this guitar has a great sunburst finish and has a cool vintage sound!
In the time after the second world war Gibson produced guitars on a very high level. Handcrafted with the best materials and in small numbers – in expert and collector’s circles these guitars are much sought after and deserved to be so.
The Gibson SJ has a spruce top with mahogany for back, sides and neck.
The finish of this model is a dark sunburst, which was the most famous Gibson finish at that time. It has the inlays and decorations typical for this model.
This Gibson SJ 1957 sounds absolutely great – There really is nothing quite like that vintage Gibson tone and this is a prime representation of what all the commotion is about. The spruce top produces strong, woody basses and crisp, cutting trebles combine with bold, bawdy mids for that quintessential Gibson sound.
The guitar is a lightweight and has this bouncy reponse. The woods vibrate incredibly good and give this beautiful guitar a very charming woody sound.
This guitar is a player and has been repaired and refinished in the 60’s. The finish has the cool vintage crazing and the guitar is stable all around. We have priced it accordingly to reflect all those things!
It has received a neck reset and the action is pleasantly low. It plays incredibly well!