Gibson adds a trio of limited-edition acoustic guitars to its Exclusives collection


Gibson’s Exclusives collection has been expanded with the addition of three of the most famous Nashville-based guitar giants acoustic guitar designs in sleek ebony finishes.

The J-45 Standard, SJ-200 Standard and Hummingbird Standard join a host of similarly finished electric guitars from Gibson’s main line, plus an ES-335, Les Paul Classic and Les Paul Special in a very Chris Cornell hue by Olive Drab. green. Available exclusively through – hence the name – these acoustics offer a low-profile, limited-edition alternative to the mainline models, but with the same construction, feel and tone.

Known as the King of Flat Tops, the SJ-200 has been around since 1937 and has made a name for itself as songwriter acoustics. While we’re more used to seeing it in Natural or Vintage Sunburst finishes, solid flamed maple back and sides, the Sitka spruce top is a familiar cocktail of tonewoods, and joins a two-part maple neck. sides with a rounded profile, topped with a 12″ radius Indian rosewood fingerboard.

And of course, it wouldn’t be an SJ-200 without that distinctive Rosewood Two-Bar Mustache bridge, graduated MOP crown inlays, SJ-200 Cream Flower pickguard with border and dots, plus bound neck and headstock, and the back band. – the finishes that make it different from the J-150.

Gibson Exclusives Collection SJ-200, Hummingbird, J-45

Gibson SJ-200 exclusive collection, (Image credit: Gibson)

As for the standard Hummingbird? Again, even in ebony, it’s instantly recognizable, with its decorative pickguard and split parallelogram inlays. Another songwriter’s choice, with the most epic three-dimensional voice that begs to be strummed, he also has multi-layer binding on his body and neck, though his head is unbound.

Solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides… It’s an age-old combination, just a more understated look than the Vintage Cherry Hummingbirds we’re used to seeing.

Gibson Exclusives Collection Hummingbird Standard

Gibson Exclusives Collection Hummingbird Standard (Image credit: Gibson)

Finally, the J-45, which in a sense is the working player’s guitar but at $2,749 it’s not as they say a cheap date. For this, however, you get the archetypal sloping-shouldered dreadnought and a superbly balanced tone that suits all sorts of styles.

Again, it’s song-packed, with Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany SlimTaper neck, making it very accessible. There’s no fancy inlay here, no fancy guard, but its fingerboard shares its siblings’ 12″ radius and Indian rosewood construction.

Gibson J-45 Exclusive Collection

Gibson J-45 Exclusive Collection (Image credit: Gibson)

All three acoustics feature Grover Rotomatic tuners with Kidney Button and feature LR Baggs electronics. The J-45 and Hummingbird Standard are equipped with the VTC system, while the SJ-200 Standard is equipped with the Anthem system. All three guitars route their signal through a 6.35mm jack, and all have .

As mentioned above, the J-45 Standard is priced at $2,749, while the Hummingbird Standard costs you $3,849, with the SJ-200 priced at $4,649.

The Gibson Exclusives collection is available now. For more detailed specifications or to order, visit Gibson.


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