If the sound and look of a Gibson J-200 has been on your wish-list, but the prices have held you back, try this J-100 with bubinga back and sides. Of course it doesn't have the big fancy inlays of a J-200, and the pickguard isn't quite as fancy (see photo 8) but the bubinga delivers a rhythmic whomp you don't get with the usual mahogany J-100. (Bubinga, from Africa, has a density more like rosewood) This has been played, the top has some scuffs and dings, and the finish on the back has wear, but it's all surface stuff, there's no cracks or damage to the wood. Only light wear to the fingerboard and frets (see photo 13). Nice original case. This is a lot of Gibson Jumbo for the price.