Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1946)

Gibson  SJ Southern Jumbo Flat Top Acoustic Guitar  (1946)
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Gibson SJ Southern Jumbo Model Flat Top Acoustic Guitar (1946), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, sunburst top, natural back and sides finish, mahogany back, sides and neck; spruce top, rosewood fingerboard, black tolex hard shell case.

This is a REALLY well-used but still extremely fine sounding Gibson Southern Jumbo from the *just*-post-WW II period, showing signs of an epic amount of use but still an excellent playing guitar. These early SJ's are fairly rare guitars, and we're always pleased to have another one in stock-no matter how worn in!

This guitar has no legible stamped numbers but shows features specific to the 1946-7 period. include the early style gold script Gibson logo, an unbound fingerboard with pearloid double parallelogram inlay. The sunburst top with a small tortoise celluloid pickguard has a lovely dark look; the top edge is seven-ply bound while the back is five-ply. This guitar has a neck profile a bit slimmer than the wartime "Louisville sluggers"; Gibson had figured out that with the truss rod back as a standard feature, they could slim the necks again but this one is still pretty close to wartime spec. The nut is wide at a full 1 3/4".This is a very powerful sounding and comfortable playing guitar, at home with either vintage or modern musical stylings.
Overall length is 40 3/4 in. (103.5 cm.), 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) in depth at side, taken at the end block. Scale length is 24 3/4 in. (629 mm.). Width of nut is 1 3/4 in. (44 mm.). Very Good + Condition.