The Gibson SJ-200 Studio is a fine acoustic-electric guitar, retaining the tradition and excellence of Gibson's storied Super Jumbo "King of the Flat Tops" line. Yet it does it in a more affordable package with a unique take on the model's tonewoods. The SJ-200 Studio's simple elegance begins with its classic Sitka spruce top and attractive walnut back and sides, giving you a full and balanced high end with the Super Jumbo's signature grand projection. And, for smooth and comfortable playability, the SJ-200 Studio's walnut-capped mahogany neck boasts a comfortable profile with a slightly beveled, rolled edge.
Primed for the stage and studio, the Gibson SJ-200 Studio sports unique tonewoods combined with Gibson's classic strong-voiced Super Jumbo body style. Onboard, you'll find a solid Sitka spruce top for projecting the guitar's massive low-end punch. The SJ-200 also boasts elegantly figured walnut for the back and sides. With a similar voice to maple, this SJ will deliver the punchy attack and pillowy bass that it is known for. Other touches include a comfortable mahogany neck that is capped with a beautifully ornamented walnut fingerboard.
The Gibson SJ-200 Studio comes with LR Baggs's popular VTC acoustic pickup system, a popular choice among acoustic guitarists at Guitar World. This system features a low-profile under-saddle transducer that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. Combined with an onboard preamplifier with an unobtrusive and removable volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the VTC gives your SJ-200 Studio a pure-sounding amplification presence.
Gibson's Super Jumbo guitars were originally built to cut through the loudest acoustic ensembles, allowing them to compete with the mandolins and banjos that were prevalent in "pre-amplified" times. It's still a thrill to hear the well-balanced sound of a Super Jumbo ring out loud and clear, the massive body pumping out a throaty tone that's equally great for high-octane strumming and delicate fingerpicking. Everyone from arena rockers to country artists to blues greats choose these guitars for their incredible sound, projection, build quality, and stunning looks.