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Gibson / Southern Jumbo Banner Rosewood Sides Sunburst / 1943 / Guitar

This Southern Jumbo (SJ) from 1943 is a perfect representative of Gibson's 'Banner' era. The SJ wasn't officially shipped until 1943 and in this period, some batches of SJ's with rosewood back and sides were being made (FON batch numbers 910 and 2005). Some of these guitars even had a mahogany back with rosewood sides. And this guitar is exactly that! When you look inside the body, you'll notice the FON number 2005 and a mahogany back with rosewood sides. However, this Southern Jumbo has had some modifications which even made us think it might have been a J45. Most notably, the fretboard has been replaced with one with dot inlay instead of the split parallelograms of the SJ. The top still shows the outline of a 'belly down' bridge, while the strings are now anchored by a rectangle bridge with two bridge plates. It is also around this area where you can see an overspray, a couple small patches and a repaired crack. When you grab the fairly thick mahogany neck and start strumming a few chords, you might be caught by surprise by its incredible tone. It has massive projection, a well developed bass response, punchy clear mids and crispy trebles. This guitar has the perfect blend of woodiness and definition. Consignment. Specifications: Body Shape: Slope Shoulder Finish: Sunburst Dimensions: Width: 407 mm - 16.02" Depth: 122 mm - 4.8" Back and Sides Material: Solid Mahogany Back & Rosewood Sides Top Material: Solid Spruce Bracing: Scalloped X-Bracing Body Details: Cream Binding, Multi-Ply Purfling and Rosette, Tortoise Pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: Thick C Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Dot Inlay, Banner Logo on Headstock Nutwidth: 44 mm - 1.73" Scale Length: 630 mm - 24.8" String Spacing: 55 mm - 2.17" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Three-On-A-Plate Pickup: None Condition: Good Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport Photos of: Actual Instrument
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Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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