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The Standard's MAP is $3799. If you get with the right dealer you should be able to negotiate a 12-20% break from the MAP.

 

 

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I tried.... nobody budged.... so I ended up paying $3799 [confused]

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Vintage = $$$$$$$$

 

 

But they are so worth it especially those built 1955-1959 (or 1960 if you favor a thinner neck). But yeah, I could not afford the J-200 we own if I had to buy it today.

 

I would also say make sure you play a bunch of them. Their sound is not everyone's cup of tea. But they may just be the best strummers on the face of the planet.

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But they are so worth it especially those built 1955-1959 (or 1960 if you favor a thinner neck). But yeah, I could not afford the J-200 we own if I had to buy it today.

 

I would also say make sure you play a bunch of them. Their sound is not everyone's cup of tea. But they may just be the best strummers on the face of the planet.

 

I played a killer 57 J200 at the Frethouse.... And yes it was killer.... But $9000 would had been too painful...lol

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I tried.... nobody budged.... so I ended up paying $3799 [confused]

 

Yes, you've got to find a dealer that's willing discount. I've bought guitars at Wildwood, including a couple new Gibson guitars and they've given me discounts. For instance, last year I bought a AJ Red Spruce MAP $3299 and I got it for $2900 - about 12%.

 

 

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No difference.

 

The J-200 was commonly called the SJ-200 for many years. The "S" was dropped a few years ago. My 2008 has "SJ-200" on the inside label.

 

 

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No difference AFAIK.

 

Go to their website: http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/Super-Jumbo/Gibson-Acoustic/SJ-200-Standard.aspx

 

You'll notice in the upper left text display "SJ-200 Standard"

 

And over the image of the guitar is "King of the Flat-tops" . . J-200 Standard

 

Confusing enough for you? . B)

 

 

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Sweetwater quoted me $3180.00 after Zzounds quoted me $3197 after I sent them a lowest price match request. The one I sent them was Musicians Friends $3230, which was MAP minus the 15% off coupon they are currently running. This is ok if you are ok with a mail order and not being able to play it first.

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Don't forget checking the AGF and Gibson classifieds and Reverb... I've seen a used J-200 on AGF for 2100 or so, which is very low. $2500-3100 seems to be the usual price range used.

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Well just purchased a new Gibson SJ 200 natural for 2900.00 so I think that fairly good price . Plays great and sound wonderful maple back and sides .

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g6, Congrats! You are in for the ride of your life. These babies are the most versatile I've seen. Famous for their strumming, but also delicate enough for fingerpicking, if you've got the touch. It is my "go to" guitar for the 8 years I've had it. Gold Luck!

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