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Gibson 1934 Original Jumbo Reissue

Rare! Only 100 ever made! 2003/04 model.


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Gibson 1934 Original Jumbo Reissue

Here is a super rare Gibson 1934 Original Jumbo Reissue Electro Acoustic Guitar. This guitar is very rare, being 1 of only 100 ever made. Produce in 2003/2004.

It has a fantastic history and story:

This guitar is a reissue replica, based on a rare 1934 Gibson Jumbo owned by vintage Gibson collector Gary Burnett. Gibson analyzed Gary's guitar and created 100 replicas of it, produced exactly like the original! This guitar has many unique features. It features: a Adirondack Red Spruce Top which is sanded to the thinner dimesions of the original guitar, a smaller 3 3/4" sound hole, period correct top and back bracing with Cloth stays and x-braced covers, V profile neck (as per the original guitar), vintage script logo and all assembled with hide glue. This is a true collectors guitar, but also a true guitar players guitar. With a low action and fantastic bass response, it is one of the best sounding Gibson acoustics we have heard!

The overall condition is fantastic. It has been played, so there are some signs of that. There are only 1 or 2 small marks on the top, but nothing that detracts from the beauty of the instrument. If anything it adds to it, by making the guitar feel not quite so new! The guitar has also had a pickup fitted. We are unsure of the make and model, but it does sound good! It is wired directly to a end pin jack socket.

It comes with the original Gibson Hard Case, Fully Setup and with a 3 month warranty.

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Here is what Gibson say about it:

" The catalog in 1934 described this new Jumbo guitar as having a “heavy, booming tone… a bass that will amaze you and a clear, brilliant treble in perfect balance.” An understated truth about the biggest guitar Gibson had ever built at that time. And anyone who has had the good fortune to come upon one of these rare originals (they were only produced for two years) can testify to their power and prowess.

This year’s new 1934 Original Jumbo is a replica inspired by an instrument found in vintage-Gibson expert Gary Burnett’s collection. Earlier this year Burnett made his rare 1934 Jumbo, serial number 507A, available to us to measure, photograph, analyze and play.

The luthiers at Gibson Acoustic set out to recreate the aged, woody tone of the classic collectible, as well as the appearance. Building a small-run reproduction model is a labor-intensive process. The red spruce top is sanded to a thinner dimension to match the original and has a smaller 3¾ sound hole. The top bracing and back braces are period-correct and hand-finished to those dimensions. Cloth stays and x-brace covers are applied by hand. The historically accurate interior back strip is also cut and finished by hand. The head block is configured with notched corners and the body depth matches that of the original. The guitar features a 1.75 nut-width with historic string spacing on the neck and bridge. Both the top-to-side and back-to-side body binding is smaller in dimension. The tapered peg head sports a beautiful set of open back nickel tuners and a small, vintage script Gibson logo. The neck, a heavy, period-correct V profile, has a simple but elegant fully-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. The sunburst finish has a classic pear-shaped center tapering perfectly to a dark rich deep umber brown edge. The back and side ribs have a rusty-red burst on the deep brown mahogany. All body parts are assembled with hide glue.

The 1934 Original Jumbo is limited to a run of 100 guitars, a true hand-made, American legend. "


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