Jackson Browne worked with Gibson and other independent luthiers for a LONG time, to get an instrument that best emulated the many 1930s Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxes he owns, plays and tours with. The 12-frets to the body, versus the standard 14, causes this magical thing to happen, when you move the whole bridge system back into the center of the top. This is the instrument that he ended up putting his name on, and in fact is one of the first of the run. If you saw this year's Grammys on TV, he played one in the Glen Frey tribute, with the rest of the Eagles.
The Model A feature the Trance audio system, that is one of the most realistic reproductions of acoustic sound in any guitar, as you just know Jackson would demand. But it sounds just great with a mic stuck at it too, with its sustainable English walnut back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, and thin nitro finish. Quite a beautiful “small” burst, too, and elegant appointments like fancy fretboard markers, and gold hardware. Built in the Gibson Custom Shop, it’s a beautiful thing to hear, see and play. 1 3/4” nut, 2 1/8” spacing at the saddle, short scale. This one is pristine. $4175