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Gibson / Southern Jumbo Squareshoulder / 1968 / Guitar For Sale

The SJ or Southern Jumbo together with the SJN Country Western underwent a significant change in appearance in 1963 when Gibson abandoned the slope-shoulder design in favor of a less Gibson-esque Square-shoulder design. This design change brought with it not only visual changes, but also a longer scale length of 648mm (25 1/2"). Although these guitars might not be the most desirable for Gibson "purists", they are still great sounding instruments with a lot of character. Think more towards a D-18 than a J-45 with just that bit of Gibson magic and warmth added to it. The fact that these guitars are less desirable also brings with it the advantage that prices are not going through the roof, which means you're getting a lot of vintage guitar for your buck! This specimen from 1968 however is somewhat of a mystery. The experts might have noticed looking at the pictures, but a 1968 SJ should have a pointed pickguard and a belly-up bridge. This guitar might have been changed in the very beginning of its life, but the finish look 100% ok beneath our blacklights with the exception of the heel which has suffered some damage during a neck reset (part of it has been replaced entirely). We might never know exactly what happened to this guitar, but what remains is a great looking guitar as far as we're concerned! The guitar has the expected playwear and signs of use for it's age, frets are newer, sounds great and plays perfectly! Includes period-correct cardboard case. Specifications Body Shape: Dreadnought Finish: Sunburst Body Material: Solid Mahogany Top Material: Solid Spruce Lefty No Body Details: Black/white body bindings and rosette, tortoise pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12” Neck Details: split parallelogram inlays, creme fingerboard bindings Nutwidth: 43 mm - 1 11/16" Scale Length: 645 mm - 25 3/8" String spacing: 52 mm - 2 1/16" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Gibson Deluxe w/ oval buttons Pickup None Condition: Good Cosmetic Condition: Playwear and signs of use expected for its age Modifications/, Repairs: Neck reset, part of heel replaced, part of heel/sides refinished, refret Tech Notes: None Travels in: Period-correct cardboard case Accessories: None

The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

Contact name:
The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


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
To order online: go to
And choose your Guitar and purchase through the website.

Available methods of payment
# Paypal
# Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/AmEx) only available for European Community and USA.
# Bank-Wire transfer

Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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