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Best sounding SJ-200?


sumner77

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Already have too many guitars, but a spruce and maple SJ-200 is whispering to me. Haven't played that many, but I have played a Pete Townsend and the True Vintage limited edition. Any of you guys really know these different models, including custom shop guitars? I'd like to get a sense if the True Vintage limited edition (retail $6,330) is the best of the bunch, or just Gibson's latest marketing idea. Thanks.

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it would be nice to have the Adi top as on the TV Ltd., but for bang-to-buck it is very hard to beat the off-the-shelf SJ200 MC. I have a 2003 that I have carted all over the world with me, and I wouldn't be without it-it is still my go-to guitar after seven albums, 1000+ live shows and lord knows how many road miles.

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I have an '07 SJ-200 MC (sunburst) and I just get tickled to death every time I take it out of the case. I got it last summer and still can't believe I have this thing. It looks and sounds fantastic and is way more guitar than I deserve! There's more expensive ones but for my old ears, I don't require anything "better."

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I have played more than my share of Super Jumbo Gibsons.

Maple, Indian rosewood, koa, Madagascar rosewood....even

a Brazilan rosewood a few years ago.....if

I can get my hands on one, I grab it. My most recent

toy is koa with red spruce top. I think the red spruce has

really opened my eyes in terms of tone. If you can

locate any Super Jumbo with a red spruce top, you owe

it to yourself to give it a whirl. It is really an upgrade over

Sitka spruce imho.

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I have played most of the variations of the SJ-200 made in Bozeman and my favorite remains one of their first - made in 1989 or 1990. Nuttin' too fancy - just a Sitka Spruce top and a fairly plain maple back and sides (fancy looks do not equal "tonewoods"). Should have bought that one when I had the chance.

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