Gibson Country Western 1958 Natural

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The Country Western was the natural finished version of the SJ or Southern Jumbo, though there are some earlier examples that are referred to as the Southern Jumbo as well. The Country Western was made a distinct model starting in 1956, though after 1960 it began being termed the SJ-N as well. Nomenclature aside, this guitar used a Mahogany body and featured a teardrop pickguard.

Years of Production: 
1956 - 1969

Body Style: Round-shoulder Dreadnought

Wood Composition: Maple back and sides, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 25 1/2-inch scale length, Dove-shaped detailing, Tune-o-matic style bridge, split paralellogram inlays

Finish Specification: The Dove was initially offered in natural or cherry sunburst. 

Notable Players: Hank Williams Jr. 

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