Gibson J-200N 1960

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The 1960 J-200 is the last of the great ’50s-era J-200 guitars, as in late 1960 Gibson began to change the saddle design in ways that adversely affected the instrument’s tone. This example features the desirable traditional saddle, which Gibson briefly replaced on later 1960 J-200s with an adjustable-height saddle. By 1961 Gibson embedded a metal Tune-o-matic bridge with individually adjustable saddles into the rosewood moustache bridge, which reduced the guitar’s volume output somewhat.

This example features the gold-plated Grover Rotomatic tuners that started appearing on this model in 1959. Featuring the optional blonde finish, traditional saddle, and attractively figured maple, this 1960 J-200 is a fine example of Gibson’s most desirable jumbo maple flattop model.

Serial: A 34442
Top: Spruce, natural finish
Back and sides: Maple
Neck: Maple with rosewood center strip
Fretboard: Rosewood
Frets: 20
Bridge: Moustache-shaped rosewood pin with four pearl inserts
Tuners: Gold-plated Grover Rotomatic

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