Gibson 1955 Southern Jumbo Acoustic Guitar, Mahogany & Spruce - Pre-Owned


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Fit for country rhythm playing as well as searing blues leads, the Gibson Southern Jumbo is one of Gibson’s most revered acoustics, and this 1956 SJ is a prime example. First introduced in the 1940s, the flat-top Southern Jumbo was Gibson’s “deluxe” version of their beloved slope-shouldered J-45. The SJ shares the same Spruce top and Mahogany neck, back, and sides, but is upgraded with a bound neck, as well as split parallelogram inlays on its Rosewood fretboard. This classic combination of woods, paired with the age of this guitar, gives this SJ an extremely rich yet defined low end, treble that is clear and powerful, and balance that is exceptional from string to string. With age comes playing wear, and this SJ has quite a bit of it but it does not hinder its tone or playability. For an in-hand description, please feel free to get in contact with us. 

  • Year: 1955
  • Top: Spruce 
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany 
  • Rosette: b/w Ivoroid  
  • Purfling: Violin Lines 
  • Backstrip: Black 
  • Body Binding: Ivoroid 
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C 
  • Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Peg Head Style: Standard 
  • Peg Head Veneer: Black 
  • Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Inlays: Parallelograms 
  • Tuners: Kluson
  • Bridge: Rosewood 
  • Pins: Plastic 
  • Saddle Material: Bone 
  • Saddle Type: Drop-in 
  • Nut Material: Bone 
  • Pickguard: Tortoise 
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16” 
  • Spacing at Saddle: 2 1/8” 
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8” 
  • Body Depth: 5” 
  • Body Length: 20 1/8” 
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/2”
  • Lower Bout: 16 1/8” 
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable 
  • Brace Pattern: Scalloped X-Brace
  • Electronics: Bridge Transducer 
  • S/N: N/A


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