Here's a remarkably original Southern Jumbo and one we sold over a decade ago and it's mostly been in storage ever since. Too bad most of the lariat-bordered Country Western paper label inside the soundhole is missing, what THAT'S about we haven't a clue but we're guessing it was somebody who wasn't fond of country music! Original finish throughout, and an excellent example of how beautiful Gibson's mid-'60s cherry-red finish on mahogany can be when it hasn't been bleached from UV exposure. Yes, there's a "2" stamped on the back of the headstock which means this was sold as a "second." We can't see any defects, and it's known that Gibson used the "2" stamp when they had excess inventory as it allowed them to sell models at a slight discount without incurring the wrath of Gibson dealers who'd paid full price for similar models. And the tone? That classic rhythm "whump" that you only get from a mahogany Gibson is something this SJ has in spades, but it has other tonal options as well. The case is an excellent later hardshell from Gibson's Montana period.