This article was last updated on May 27, 2022
Pre-Orders just opened up on the limited edition Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition Acoustic-Electric Vintage Sunburst
By Stephen Pate – Bob Dylan fans have waited since NAMM 2014 to order their copy of the Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition.
That day arrived because pre-orders are now being accepted by several dealers including .Amazon.com/Music 123 for $4,999 US.
If you want this guitar, you should place your order immediately since they won’t last. Gibson rarely produce Artist Signature guitars past the first run.
Enthusiasm for Bob Dylan is at an all time high. His recent book The Lyrics: Since 1962 sold out its first run of 3,500 copies. Hardcore Dylan fans are baby boomers without children at home and money to spend on their hobbies. It won’t take long for the few copies of this guitar to be sold.
This is an amazing guitar from Gibson, based on Bob Dylan’s own personal guitar. There are only have a few coming out of this run, so be quick!
Extremely limited-edition duplicate of the Hall of Famer singer/songwriter’s famous guitar with modern electronics.
It’s not often you have a chance to own a piece of history and now you have that rare opportunity before you.
Gibson and Bob Dylan have agreed to release an extremely limited edition of exact replicas of Dylan’s unique SJ-200 with a bit of modern electronics for today’s performing guitarist.
The Bob Dylan Super Jumbo SJ-200 Player’s Edition, features a Vintage style cut with hide glue bracing, an Adirondack spruce top and AAA Flamed Maple back and sides with a Vintage Sunburst finish accentuated by double pickguards with Dylan style J-200 laser-engraved design with mother-of-pearl dots and the highly recognizable rosewood 4-bar inlay Moustache bridge.
Other accoutrements include mother-of-pearl “Bella Voce” inlay on the rosewood fingerboard, while the headstock has mother-of-pearl Gibson logo, Bob Dylan “Eye” logo decal on it, and gold Keystone hardware. Includes hard-shell case.
Last but not least, it features the L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup system. The award-winning Anthem Series, featuring TRU•MIC technology, seamlessly combines a proprietary condenser microphone with an Element pickup to deliver the warmth and fidelity of a studio-mic’d guitar anywhere you perform.
At the heart of the Anthem is a revolutionary microphone engineered to capture a dynamic studio-mic’d sound for any live performance. The TRU•MIC mounts to the underside of the bridge plate and hovers just 3 mm above its surface to take advantage of the PZM or “boundary” effect. This proprietary mounting system, combined with noise cancellation, frees the mic to perform as if it were outside of the guitar in a studio and maintain remarkable feedback suppression for the stage. The result is a balanced frequency response with excellent clarity for the purest sound you have ever heard amplified. Gibson have paired the Element pickup with the TRU•MIC to provide solidity and punch for low frequencies.
- Body: Super Jumbo SJ-200
- Top: Adirondack red spruce
- Bracing: Vintage Style Cut with Hide Glue
- Back and sides: AAA Flamed Maple
- Fingerboard and inlay: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl “Bella Voce”
- Headstock and inlay: Mother-of-pearl Gibson and Dylan “Eye” logo decal
- Hardware: Gold Keystone
- Scale: 25-½”
- Bridge: Rosewood 4-Bar inlay Moustache
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst
- Pickguard: Double guards with Dylan style J-200 laser-engraved
- design with mother-of-pearl dots
- L.R. Baggs Anthem pickup system
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Includes hardshell case
Be one of the fortunate few to own this piece of history. Order today – Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition Acoustic-Electric Vintage Sunburst. I am sorry you cannot order this guitar from Canada yet. I am working on sorting out a Canadian source.
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By Stephen Pate, NJN Network