This page details two very special Gibson jumbo acoustics, the exceedingly fine Gibson J-200 (pictured) and the Everly Brothers Jumbo. The J-200 was a particularly nice flat top guitar, and is the most expensive acoustic in this catalog - in fact, the only guitar more expensive in the whole catalog is the Gibson Barney Kessel Custom shown on . The J-200 was described as follows:
Called "King of the Flat Top Guitars" for its dramatic beauty, booming resonance, and penetrating carrying power... built with an extra large tone chamber and many exclusive design features. Very showy in appearance, flawless in workmanship, outstanding in performance. Features: finest close-grained spruce top with highly figured curly maple back and rims. Decorative black-and-white ivoroid binding, multiple inlaid purfling rings and etched brown celluloid pick-guard. Slim, fast, low-action neck – three-piece curly maple with adjustable truss rod. Bound rosewood fingerboard with large pearl inlays. Pearl-inlaid rosewood Bridge. Gold-plated enclosed individual machine heads with metal tuning buttons.
1968/1969 UK prices for the J-200 and Everly Brothers Jumbo were as follows:
|5400/05||Gibson J-200 Sunburst||350 gns|
|5400/06||Gibson J-200 Natural||360 gns|
|54013||Gibson Everly Brothers Jet Black finish||235 gns|
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