1964 Gibson SJN Country Western Model Steel String Guitar Used
Gibson's legendary Southern Jumbo has seen a lot of name changes through its 75-year history, and was first a slope-shoulder D before this square-shoulder shape was adopted in 1962. (And for nit-pickers, it was the SouthernER Jumbo before the Montana-made reissues appeared in the '90s). The Country Western title was always reserved for the natural top version, but the lariat-bordered paper label, as shown here, came and went over several years. This example appears to be original throughout, with the exception of the bridge pins, and has all the '60s features that make these a favorite among rhythm guitarists seeking that Gibson "whomp" (the short scale, light bracing and ceramic adjustable saddle are critical parts of that formula). The only crack is the one next to the top binding at the waist (repaired) , neck angle is good, the finish wear on the back of the neck is obvious but thankfully your left hand won't notice as it feels smooth.