I’m only the second owner of this nearly perfect 1952 SJ, and the first must have been as anal as I am. But for replacement Kluson tuners (the right ones), it is completely original, and looks like it must have lived most its life under a bed. Detuned, too, as the neck angle is perfect, the frets nearly full, as is the saddle. It’s sunburst is bright and without any blems, and it features the small pick guard. It had a 1952 DeArmond sound hole pickup when I got it, and I pulled that out, and had the hole in the side properly filled by Folkway; I’ve included the pickup, plus this cool silk rope strap that came with it….just because keeping these things together is the right thing to do. Scalloped braces, so it’s a powerful strummer, and is perfect for playing and singing. Comes in a nice, but later model, hardshell case.

 

$5,650

1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Front
1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Front

1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Back
1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Back

1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Case
1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Case

1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Front
1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo Front

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1952 Gibson Southern Jumbo -  SOLD