Upon its release in 1937, the Gibson Super Jumbo acoustic guitar stepped onto the scene and introduced a character and force of sound that had yet to be heard at the time. Originally made in very small batches and almost exclusively in an order-on-demand format, the instrument was marketed under a variety of namesakes, bouncing around a bit until 1939. That is when Gibson settled on the Super Jumbo 200 name, or SJ-200 for short, and a most fitting nickname – the “King of the Flat-Tops” quickly stuck.
The 2019 Gibson J-200 Studio Super Jumbo is the hard-working relative of the SJ-200 model and is based on the same iconic shape and proportions. This guitar is built using the tried-and-tested combination of hand-selected Sitka Spruce for the top and beautifully figured walnut for the back and sides. Gibson luthiers have worked to create a guitar of exceptional beauty - when you pull the J-200 Studio out of its case and ready yourself to play, people are sure to take notice. Just wait until they hear your very first notes!
When the very first original Super Jumbos were released, guitar electronics and pickup technology were progressing quickly, but they hadn’t quite achieved a uniform acceptance in performance situations. Today, the 2019 J-200 Studio is outfitted with a fully-modern LR Baggs pickup system, which makes the instrument among the most versatile acoustics in the industry. Big venue, small venue, unplugged, plugged in – the Gibson J-200 Studio Super Jumbo can handle it all!
Visually, this guitar is striking and a true sight to behold. The Gibson J-200 Studio Super Jumbo includes a number of elegant touches such as a distinctly stylized granadillo moustache bridge and a granadillo fingerboard that has been carefully adorned with gorgeous mother-of-pearl crown inlay.
The 2019 Gibson J-200 Studio Super Jumbo Acoustic Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case.