Gibson Acoustic J-200 Custom (Vintage Sunburst) (No Longer Available)
6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with AAA Sitka Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Fishman Aura Ellipse Acoustic Pickup System - Vintage Sunburst
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Gibson's Legendary King of the Flat Tops!The Gibson Acoustic J-200 Custom sits at the top of Gibson's storied line of Super Jumbo acoustic guitars. This "King of the Flat Tops" features a loud, clear voice for both strumming and delicate fingerpicking, thanks to its AAA solid Sitka spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. A premier Fishman Aura Ellipse Acoustic Pickup system brings the J-200 Custom's rich tone to the stage - or the studio - with class, and its graduated crown inlays adorning the rosewood fingerboard provide an air of elegance. You'll find the perfect blend of classic and modern, with the Gibson J-200 Custom.
Gibson J-200 Custom 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
The "King of the Flat Tops" Features Top-quality Tonewoods
Gibson's J-200 Custom brings together the ultimate in visual beauty and tonal quality - putting it at the top of Gibson's storied line of Super Jumbo acoustic guitars. Onboard, you'll find a AAA-grade Sitka spruce top for a strong voice, with Indian rosewood back and sides for balanced tone.
Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Graduated Crown Inlays
The Gibson J-200 Custom's fingerboard comprises high-grade rosewood, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. This durable wood's resilience makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note exceptional clarity and bite. What's more, the J-200 Custom's graduated crown inlays are made of genuine mother-of-pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a special process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require fillers. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge-instead of the usual right angle, and is slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the J-200 Custom's playability.
Fishman Aura Ellipse Pickup System
Equipped with the revolutionary Fishman Aura Ellipse system, the J-200 Custom allows acoustic musicians to easily and precisely reproduce the sound of an acoustic guitar as if it miked in a professional studio. The Fishman Aura Ellipse system was programmed to conjure studio sounds with Class A microphone premplifiers and a mix of vintage and modern microphones to create Aura Acoustic images that complement the specific tone qualities of the J-200 Custom.
The Gibson Super Jumbo
Gibson's Super Jumbo guitars were originally built to cut through the loudest acoustic ensembles, allowing them to compete with the mandolins and banjos that were prevalent in "pre-amplified" times. It's still a thrill to hear the well-balanced sound of a Super Jumbo ring out loud and clear, the maple sides and spruce top pumping out a throaty tone that's equally great for high-octane strumming and delicate fingerpicking. Everyone from arena rockers to country artists to blues greats choose these guitars for their incredible sound, projection, build quality, and, let's face it, stunning looks.
Classic Gibson Craftsmanship
Gibson's reputation as a fine guitar builder dates back to the late 1800s. Handcrafted since day one by some of the most skilled luthiers around, Gibson acoustic guitars have inspired countless players around the world. When you pick up a Gibson acoustic, you know you're getting the finest tonewoods, quality hardware, and incredible attention to detail - these instruments are built to sound great and stand the test of time. After moving from Kalamazoo, MI, to Nashville, TN (where Gibson electric guitars continue to be made), Gibson finally settled their acoustic operation in Bozeman, MT, where they continue making some of the finest guitars on the planet by hand.
Gibson J-200 Custom 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
The Gibson J-200 Custom gives you classic Gibson tone!
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Gibson J200 Heaven
by Paul Warren from Concord, CaliforniaI like that I could see the guitar I was buying on the website. I had been looking at it for weeks and ordered it on a Monday and had it on Thursday. The customer service was excellent and I am more... read more [+] than happy with the quality of the guitar, how well it was packed, how quickly it was delivered, and how much the Sweetwater people care about their customers. close [-]
December 12, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist - Guitar and Mandolin Player
The J=200 Custom truly a dream guitar! reveiw by Dennis Newberg
by Dennis Newberg from monticello, n. y.It doesn't get any better than this. This is ultimate jumbo body guitar and its no accident that you see noel from oasis and other superstars using this guitar for their acoustic work. Besides being a... read more [+]n incredibly beautifull instrument, the depth of the low end and the balanced highs will blow you away. Yes its expensive so is a rolls royce and thats what this guitar is. This guitar will double in value in 15 years and quadruple in 30 so its one of the best investments you can make and definately the most fun. Take care of this beauty because the pleasure you will get from this masterpiece is priceless. close [-]
December 20, 2009
Music Background: pro musician
Is it worth the $$?
by Robert Guerrero from Sacramento, CADon't get me wrong, the guitar is beautiful, aesthetically. The inlays are remarkable, the materials are the best. Bought mine from Sweetwater in April 2010 and since then, here are a couple of prob... read more [+]lems: If you are a person who perspires, forget about keeping the finish in any condition at all. After the first couple of times I played it, I noticed a dulling in the finish where my right forearm rests. This dulling is impossible to fix. The setup as delivered makes the guitar almost impossible to play due to the distance of the strings from the neck. Had to get a setup done and there are not many luthiers that will take that on. The Fishman Elipse Aura is a piece of sh&T. Uses a 9-volt batter that is almost impossible to put in unless you take the strings off and only lasts for a couple hours of play time. Save yourself some $$ if you're thinking about buying the guitar and get it without the pickup. There are several out there that are much cheaper and better sounding. I guess overall, if you're into looking at a guitar this is the one you want. If you're actually gonna play one, you might not want to buy it. close [-]
September 18, 2010
Music Background: Longtime Musician.
Bruce, North Canton, OH