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All Hail the King of the Flat-Tops
Ever since 1937, the SJ-200 has been the king of the flat-tops, and it has ruled over every genre from arena rock to old-time country. Its enduring popularity in a wide variety of musical styles is a testament to its timeless design and spectacular sound.

Originally, Gibson designed the SJ-200 for singing cowboys like Ray Whitley that needed to project over a full band. In the thirties, primitive public address systems offered little in the way of sound reinforcement beyond boosting the vocals. So, acoustic guitars had to be big and loud to be heard live! Thus, the king of the flat-tops was born.

Many of the same qualities that made the SJ-200 a favorite of singing cowboys have made it a desirable guitar for recording, live use, and general music-making merriment. This particular model is a Custom Shop reissue of a Pre-War SJ-200, and it has rosewood back and sides as opposed to the standard maple. This boosts its bass response and overtone presence and adds some serious high-end lushness. All in all, it is an incredibly full, robust-sounding instrument that still maintains excellent touch-sensitivity.

We're proud to present the Custom Shop Pre-War SJ-200, and we know you'll love it just as much as we do.
  • Model: Custom Shop Pre-War SJ-200
  • Finish Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Finish Type: Thin VOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Top Wood: Thermally Aged Adirondack Red Spruce
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing Secured with Hide Glue
  • Back & Sides Wood: Solid Rosewood
  • Neck Wood: 2-Piece Maple
  • Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Neck Dimensions: .920 1st - .970 9th
  • Fretboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Graduated Crowns
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 1.72"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Binding: Multi-ply top, Multi-Ply Back
  • Bridge: SJ-200 Four-Bar Mustache
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Tuners: Grover Imperials
  • Pickguard: SJ-200 Multi-Colored Dots with Double Border
  • Case: Black Hardshell Case

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Custom Shop Historic Pre-War SJ-200 Rosewood
  • Rosewood
Made In
  • United States
  • None
Color Family
  • Brown
String Type
  • Steel
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Back Material
  • Rosewood
Sides Material
  • Rosewood
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Body Shape
  • Jumbo
  • Gibson Custom Shop
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Model Family
  • Gibson SJ-200
Active Preamp
  • No
Number of Frets
  • 20

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Wildwood Guitars

Louisville, CO, United States
Joined Reverb:2014

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