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2007 Gibson Advanced Jumbo

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SN#: 01987044

Body size at lower bout: 16" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut width: 1 3/4" Neck depth: .84/.90, 1st/10th frets

Materials: Solid Indian rosewood back, sides, fingerboard and bridge; solid Sitka spruce top and braces; solid mahogany neck; solid bone saddle and nut; contoured firestripe tortoise pickguard.

Hardware: Nickel Waverly 16:1 butterbean tuners, adjustable truss rod and cover.

Notes: Bowing to the popularity of Martin's pioneering dreadnought guitars, Gibson introduced their Jumbo model in 1934. With its signature slope-shoulder mahogany body, the Jumbo was the firm's biggest and most powerful flat top to date. By 1936 the Jumbo was replaced with a guitar that has become as legendary as it is rare: Gibson's Advanced Jumbo.

Built only through 1939, the Advanced Jumbo was crafted with a body of solid rosewood, and a lengthened scale of 25 1/2". The combination gave the instrument exceptional volume, projection and sustain, and its generous 1 3/4" nut has made it a favorite of both pick and fingerstyle players to this day. However, only 300 examples were built in its entire run, making the Advanced Jumbo one of the most prized and costly of all Gibson flat tops.

Introduced in 1992, Gibson's Advanced Jumbo reissue marked the return of this fabled model after over a half century. With a fine grained quartersawn bookmatched Sitka spruce soundboard, and a body, fingerboard and bridge of handsome Indian rosewood, the new Advanced Jumbo was built with the advanced X-bracing of the originals, for maximum bass response, volume and sustain.

This gleaming example has been maintained in 100% original condition, with only a few scattered nicks in its deeply lustrous Cremona sunburst finish. At just 4lb 9oz, the guitar is wonderfully lightweight and well balanced, and the voice is direct and powerful, with excellent clarity, projection and sustain.

The action is smooth and low with a fresh high-precision setup, with true vintage style frets and a gentle C profile neck that is quite contemporary in feel. The original Gibson-logo hardshell case is complete with original factory paperwork as well.

Montana built, by Gibson's most experienced luthiers, the Advanced Jumbo represents the return of a classic, a long time in coming. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings.








































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