This article was last updated on May 27, 2022
After a wait of that seemed like weeks, a limited supply of the Bob Dylan Gibson J-200 guitars are available
By Stephen Pate – I got word yesterday that the Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan player’s Edition are in stock in Toronto.
“Stephen, Dylan guitars just arrived in our suppliers warehouse, not sure how long they will have some.”
I know that’s true because Amazon.com had 7 a week ago and now there are only 4 left.
Long and McQuade is the Gibson distributor in Canada. They told me they don’t expect the guitars to be put into inventory in their stores. They got so few that they will be on customer order only.
There is also a signature version of the same guitar with rosewood back and sides for $10,000 US. Only specialty guitar shops will carry the autographed model.
The Bob Dylan Gibson J-200 will appeal to Bob Dylan fans but also to guitar lovers and players because it’s just a little nicer version of the popular J-200 jumbo acoustic at slightly higher price as a regular J-200.
Bob Dylan played a borrowed J-200 at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
He played George Harrison’s J-200 for the album Nashville Skyline. You can tell it’s a J-200 from the round warm guitar sound Dylan gets on the album.
Of course Dylan has played hundreds of guitars but this one is the one Dylan picked to put his name on.
The Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Bob Dylan Player’s Edition is the first guitar Bob Dylan has endorsed.
A Gibson J-200 is a large guitar with a sound to match. Gibson has always put extra effort on this guitar and it’s become a favorite of artists like Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Ray Whitley, Gram Parsons, John Prine, the Everly Brothers, Pete Townshend, Stompin Tom Connors, Cheryl Crowe, Ronnie Wood, and George Harrison. You can tell these are all artists with that “country” or “roots” sound.
The limited production run of these guitars will not be repeated and within a short time it will be hard to find them. The Woody Guthrie Gibson SJ disappeared within a year. Same with the Keb Mo small body blues guitar. Gibson builds a great guitar and along with the artist cache, people buy them and keep them forever.
The production quality of Gibson and Fender guitars for that matter is so high now that I have bought almost every new guitar in the past few years on the internet.
If you’re interested in this guitar, check out the review and video here Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition Review Cool Times 10. Have fun playing guitar whatever your instrument.
LA Music have special financing on this and other great guitars until December 31, 2014. Guitars and amps can be paid, with no interest, on equal payments over 12 to 24 months (Canadian residents only).
You might ask yourself: does Stephen like this guitar? Yes. Will he buy one? Time will tell who has fell and who’s been left behind, sang Bob Dylan.
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By Stephen Pate, NJN Network