This article was last updated on May 20, 2022
Canadians will save a little money on The Limited Edition Gibson SJ-200 Bob Dylan
by Stephen Pate – Dylan fans and guitar players are excited about the beautiful new Bob Dylan Limited Edition Gibson SJ-200 guitars.
There is a Bob Dylan Signed Edition for collectors and a Player Edition for people who want to use the guitar with pride in its Bob Dylan heritage.
The guitars were just announced for Canada and the price, in equivalent US $ is slightly less. How nice since things often cost more in Canada.
The Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Player’s Edition(Model ACBDVSNH) sells for $5,499 in Canada, which is the equivalent of $4,800 US.
The Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Autographed Collector’s Edition (Model ACBDSVSNH) sells for $10,999, which is the equivalent of $9,725 US.
Both of these guitars are beautiful instruments that will sound wonderful in the hands of any guitarist. The Gibson J-200 body called “the King of the Flat Tops” is a favorite of players, especially country artists, for decades. Bob Dylan played a J-200 at the Newport Folk Festival, among other places, and on the Nashville Skyline album.
Bob Dylan has been a regular Gibson Montana customer for decades. He worked closely with Gibson to create these two models that will make a fan or guitar player nothing but ecstatic. I am sure Martin Guitar are envious that Gibson got this coup with Bob Dylan.
I follow several artist models of Gibson guitars and once the initial run is sold, they virtually disappear into the hands of happy owners. there is something special about owning a guitar played by your hero. I have a Martin N-20 almost identical to Willie Nelson’s trigger. I would never part with it and love playing it every day. Sort of a spiritual thing I guess.
Only rarely do these guitars come back on the market and when they do I’ve never seen them cost less. It’s annoying if you’re looking for a bargain like I am.
Also available in the United States at Amazon.com/Music 123 for the Player’s model.
Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Player’s Edition
There is nothing to dislike and everything to love about this model. The J-200’s are coveted instruments.
“The Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Player’s Edition translates Bob’s personal highly customized SJ-200 into a stellar instrument for today’s performing artist, creating a guitar that marries the deep tradition of the “King of the Flat-tops” with the finest tonewoods and elegant appointments.
A body of flamed maple back and sides and Adirondack Spruce top in Vintage Sunburst finish is dressed in multi-ply binding, ornate double pickguards, and traditional moustache bridge.
The flamed three-piece maple neck with rosewood stringer carries a select rosewood fingerboard with pearl Bella Voce inlays, and a bound headstock with pearl Gibson logo, Bob Dylan “eye logo” decal.
An L.R. Baggs™ Anthem® pickup lets you take it straight from studio to stage, and it all comes protected in a fitted hardshell case with plush purple lining. Reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson Montana dealer.”
Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Autographed Collector’s Edition
The Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Autographed Collector’s Edition is just a tad nicer than the player with Indian rosewood back and sides, select tone woods, real inlay mother of pearl and all the touches Gibson can put into their top instruments.
The 175 guitars in this run will be snapped up and rarely if ever seen again.
After years of design and development overseen by the artist’s personal guidance, The Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector’s Edition is an exact replica of Bob’s personal highly-customized SJ-200. Fashioned from highly figured Indian rosewood and AAA Sitka spruce. The headstock features the artist’s eye logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl with a Bella Voce mother-of-pearl inlay in the fret board. The double pick guards are ornately decorated with an inlay of abalone.
Each model features a label autographed by Bob Dylan and is numbered in the series on the head block. Only 175 guitars will be made and distributed for worldwide sales. These guitars will also include a unique limited edition hard-shell case with embroidered artist’s eye logo. Reserve yours now at your authorized Gibson Montana dealer.
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By Stephen Pate, NJN Network