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One of the very first guitars built at the new Bozeman Montana facility in 1991, the Southern Jumbo was a faithfully designed and executed reissue of the original 1942 model. The first small batch were "virtually hand-built by master luthier Ren Ferguson" - to quote the authors of the excellent Gibson's Fabulous Flat-Top Guitars, who by 1992 was joined by John Walker, another of Gibsons top builders. Just like the originals, they had a 24 3/4" scale, unbound fingerboard with twin parallelogram inlays, and tapered & scalloped top braces. Most notably, just like a small group from the 1st batch in 1942, a very small number were built with Rosewood back and sides, instead of mahogany. To most flat top aficionados, this combination of design, construction, and materials represents the pinnacle of Gibson flat top production from this period, just as it did in 1942; not only did it mark a sharp turn-around in Gibson flat top production at that point in time, more than any other model it led the way forward in Gibson's re-emergence and return to high quality and consistency. 

This is the 11th one built, out of a total probably numbering not much higher than that. She plays and sounds exceptional and is in overall extremely fine condition, both structurally and cosmetically.

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For close to 40 years we've served our local  and regional music community, in addition to our world wide clientele of pros and collectors. Collector grade 'bursts, 'bones and D'angelicos pass thru our hands, as well as countless utility instruments for the player, which I'm pretty sure is who it's all about in the first place. 

Many well known guitarists have trusted and validated our knowledge and advice, among them Robben Ford, Brian Setzer, Nils Lofgren, Kirk Hammett, Roy Buchanan, J. Geils, Kris Kristofferson and Keith Urban to name a few. You can expect to receive an instrument from us set-up and ready to play, guaranteed to be as represented.

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In these economically challenging times, just remember: Guitars will get you thru times of no money better than money will get you thru times of no guitars, unless we're buying your guitars, in which case you should just take the money.

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