Gibson Acoustic SJ-200 Standard - Vintage Sunburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Maple Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and LR Baggs Anthem Pickup System - Vintage Sunburst
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Get That Classic Jumbo Sound with the SJ-200!

The classic tone of the Gibson Acoustic J-200 Standard acoustic-electric guitar is sure to light up any stage or studio session. 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 flame maple back and sides. LR Baggs Anthem electronics brings the J-200 Standard's rich tone to the stage or studio with class. Add the bold tone of of the Gibson Acoustic SJ-200 Standard acoustic-electric guitar to your setup today!

Gibson J-200 Standard 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The "King of the Flat Tops" features top-quality tonewoods
  • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and graduated crown inlays
  • The Gibson Super Jumbo
  • LR Baggs Anthem system delivers amazing plugged-in tones
The "King of the Flat Tops" features top-quality tonewoods

Gibson's J-200 Standard is part of Gibson's storied line of Super Jumbo acoustic guitars. You'll find a AAA-grade Sitka spruce top onboard, for a strong voice, with flame maple back and sides for balanced tone.

Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and graduated crown inlays

The Gibson J-200 Standard'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; it gives each chord and note exceptional clarity and bite. What's more, the J-200 Standard's graduated crown inlays are made of genuine mother-of-pearl and 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 Standard's playability.

LR Baggs Anthem system delivers amazing plugged-in tones

Gibson Acoustic's SJ-200 Standard is loaded with a feedback-busting, natural-sounding pickup - the LR Baggs Anthem. There's no modeling and no illusions going on here. The Anthem is strictly a well-designed microphone that picks up your SJ-200 - clean, clear, and full of dynamics. While many guitar mics are way too prone to feedback, or just as bad - give you that annoying "boxy sound" when used alone - the LR Baggs Anthem is like having your natural acoustic sound simply "turned up," so it's full of detail, warmth, and personality. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Gibson Acoustic SJ-200 has the acoustic and plugged in tones you want.

Gibson J-200 Standard 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • A jumbo guitar with massive tone
  • Solid sitka spruce top and flame back/sides give you a wide tonal range with excellent dynamic response
  • LR Baggs Anthem system delivers spot-on acoustic sound when you plug in
  • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges provides a smooth-playing experience
  • New finishing oil maximizes the tonewoods natural vibrancy
  • Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners provide exceptional tuning stability and performance
  • Hardshell case included
The Gibson J-200 Standard acoustic guitar gives you classic Gibson tone!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Super Jumbo
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Vintage Sunburst
Top Wood Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Maple
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay MOP Dots
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Gold Grover Rotomatic
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq
Nut Width 1.725"
Electronics LR Baggs Anthem
Strings Gibson Light Gauge (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number SJ22VSGA1

Customer Reviews

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Totally Awesome

The J 200 is an addition to my only other Gibson, the Songwriter Studio Deluxe EC. The Songwriter is like the majority of guitars, using Sitka top and Rosewood back and sides. I wanted something different. Something that isn't like the majority of guitars. Something with a little more "wow" factor. And boy, Gibson did not disappoint. If only I could select the right verbs to describe this awesome guitar. Beautiful. Elegant. Stunning. A few words that are totally inadequate to describe this guitar. The fit and finish is totally perfect. I am " wowed" every time I look at the J200. The playability and tone just blows me away. While the Songwriter is brighter the J200 has a more consistent, mellow tone. Finger picking, using your fleshy fingers, will produce a more mellow tone as compared to the Songwriter, which is brighter. However, the J200 has a more consistent tone over all the strings any place on the neck. I didn't seem to get that with the Songwriter. The J200 is such a dream to play and listen to that I would suspect I will not be playing the Songwriter much. Am I going to throw the Songwriter in the dumpster? Hmmm. Probably not. Anyone interested in a used Songwriter? hahaha. I am an intermediate guitarist. So, moving up and down the neck, whether strumming, flat or finger picking, has not always be easy on my previous guitar. On the J200, it now seems much easier. And, notes that didn't always ring true on the Songwriter, now ring true and full and more resonate on the J200. I wouldn't want anyone to shy away from the Songwriter. Its a marvelous guitar. But, its not a J200. Paying another 2 grand for the J200 makes a big difference in playability, sound, and beauty. I can only imagine the improvement as the guitar ages. Not sure it can get any better than this. I am blown away. If you have been on the fence about whether to jump up to the J200, then I'd say, get off the fence and purchase this truly magnificent guitar. You will not be disappointed.

Very Happy.

This guitar is awesome. Full balanced sound and tone. This is a cadillac. Like some people say, this guitar is like playing a piano on your lap.

SJ200 VS

After waiting many years to make this purchase, I ordered an SJ200 (VS) from Sweetwater in mid March.The guitar arrived overnight, and while the guitar was beautifully crafted the anthem pickup was defective. (very sensitive to static electricity. any moment or even touching the top or shoulders would result in static discharges.)The guys from Sweetwater were exceptional in dealing with the problem immediate and taking care of matters. Another J200 was sent out overnight to me, and that one is perfect. Top notch support, couldn't have asked for a better resolution from these folks.All the stories you hear about these guitars are not hype, they are incredible. Powerful, clear, and extremely resonant. Factory setup up is perfect, very easy to play, anywhere on the neck. I do a lot of alternate tuning, solo work, the action is very consistent, anywhere on the fret board, Whether you are Finger picking, or strumming flat pick style, this guitar does it all. It's really is like a piano that fits on your lap with 6 strings. The moment you being play it, and it literally comes to life on your lap.I have two very nice Taylors, but this SJ200 eclipses them in a heartbeat.The anthem pickup (dual system, condenser mike and saddle element) offers a very natural amplified tone. While these do not seem to have the output a Fishman (for example) pickup does, the tone is 10x improved, there's no piezo "quack" that you need to try and blend out of the sound. Once you find the sweet spot, the pickup reproduces, very accurately the primary tone of the instrument. Very nice!The standard issue case is tight fitting, and the top, hinges and hasps were all aligned properly allowing the case to close and the hasps to lock smoothly.The Gibson SJ200 is a class act from the get go. Despite the significant cost of these guitars, after living on it for about a week now, (I can't put it down for long).. for me, it was worth every dime. Working with Sweetwater was, as usual a fantastic experience. The best online merchant hands down. It's natural to feel you may be taking a chance buying without trying it first, but these guys make sure it's right.

True to the Guitar

I posted a previous review of the J200 but omitted any comments on the Anthem pickup system. I am adding some thoughts now. In my opinion the Anthem produces the same awesome sound of the J200 just as it sounds unplugged--perfectly awesome. The same tone I get when playing unplugged is the same tone I can get being plugged in using the Anthem. You can alter the sound if you want. Still, if you like the way it sounds unplugged you can get that same sound plugged. You just need to work with it. Experiment. I have found that if you are strumming or flat picking, you'll want to turn down the Anthem (not referring to the volume). If you are finger picking using just your fleshy fingers, then you'll need to turn up the Anthem. You won't be disappointed in this pickup system. But, you will need to spend some time getting to know it.
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