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.

stock no. 59257

ModelSJN Country Western
Back and sidesmahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 5/8"
Scale length24 3/4"
Bridge materialrosewood
Fretboard Materialrosewood
Neck materialmahogany
BracingX pattern
Neck profileC
Total frets20
Tunersoriginal Kluson
Serial No842356