Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums
Sign in to follow this  
JuanCarlosVejar

Old Southern Jumbo vs Modern SJ 200

Recommended Posts

Folks, 

Check it out:

 

The Southern Jumbo looks really road worn but the SJ 200 looks to have been dragged behind a bus .Still both have amazing tone in my opinion and it shows that Bozeman has done a great job in capturing the spirit of the Gibson of old.

 

JC

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, JuanCarlosVejar said:

Folks, 

Check it out:

 

The Southern Jumbo looks really road worn but the SJ 200 looks to have been dragged behind a bus .Still both have amazing tone in my opinion and it shows that Bozeman has done a great job in capturing the spirit of the Gibson of old.

 

JC

 

 

 

It's strange that both of those guitars have similar damage. Looks like someone has been using them as a club.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everyone's ears are different, but I preferred the Old SJ.  I think my SJ200 sounds 'better than his'.  But maybe that's because I didn't crack the bridge and split the face in 3 places.  

Most amazing to me in this video  - the two guitar cases in the background are in pristine condition.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They both sound good but im wondering if a baggage handler was having fun with them on the same flight ....jeez.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like they have been glue sticked.    Dang  those are Beat.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you notice how pristine the backs of both guitars looked ?  I have a feeling something really, really heave fell on top of them  both at the same time..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, EuroAussie said:

Did you notice how pristine the backs of both guitars looked ?  I have a feeling something really, really heave fell on top of them  both at the same time..

Like a tall filing cabinet fell over on them, maybe. The damage is so similar on the two  that it's hard to think of this as a coincidence.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Dave F said:

What you think?

s-l1600.jpg

Didn't the one Oasis-brother smash the other Oasis-brother's J-200 after the other Oasis-brother had smashed the first Oasis-brother's 335. . .

Edited by E-minor7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, E-minor7 said:

Didn't the one Oasis-brother smash the other Oasis-brother's J-200 after the other Oasis-brother had smashed the first Oasis-brother's 335. . .

I didn't watch the video, I just noticed the cracks lined up and the gap looks patched in the same area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

bTSKaNq.jpg

Red label CS if this is the one. The one shown busted up looks like a standard

tumblr_n0weuoHbPg1rd3s59o1_400.jpg

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Dave F said:

 

bTSKaNq.jpg

Red label CS if this is the one. The one shown busted up looks like a standard

tumblr_n0weuoHbPg1rd3s59o1_400.jpg

 


Actually the smashed red guitar was Noel’s (A 355 I believe) 

 

but the SJ 200 was Liam’s a Rosewood Natural Top:

4jZL67M.jpg

ycKeMFe.jpg

 

It was a gift from his ex wife.

It had the Gibson Block logo .

His main writing guitar is a 1962 Hummingbird and an early 60’s LG 3 with no pickguard.

 

JC

 

Edited by JuanCarlosVejar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, slimt said:

Looks like they have been glue sticked.    Dang  those are Beat.  


If that happened to an SJ 200 standard that was mine ... I wouldn’t have it put back together with that same cracked top ... I’d have something new put on it or smash it to bits.

But not everyone has the means to have something rebuilt.

 

Glad they have pretty nice ton though.

Hopefully they last the guy for years to come.

 


JC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/29/2020 at 7:42 PM, JuanCarlosVejar said:

Folks, 

Check it out:

 

The Southern Jumbo looks really road worn but the SJ 200 looks to have been dragged behind a bus .Still both have amazing tone in my opinion and it shows that Bozeman has done a great job in capturing the spirit of the Gibson of old.

 

JC

 

 

 

Would you believe this same SJ-200 is for sale on Reverb!

https://reverb.com/item/33182552-gibson-sj-200-2008-sunburst

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...