Aug 30, 2014
Here we have a 2014 Gibson J-200 Custom Vine! This guitar is brand new and unplayed.
These guitars are a rarity in the Gibson world. Very few of them are produced. Lately Gibson has limited its production of ornate guitars. This one was produced as part of a run of 20.
This guitar is stunning! The guitar's obvious standout feature is the inlay work, consisting of abalone vines on the fretboard and headstock. This inlay design was created by Ren Ferguson before he retired. It's one of the best looking vine inlays you'll ever find on a guitar.
The sound from this guitar is phenomenal. It has a great balance between the trebles, and bass. The large body gives it a huge sound, while the maple back and sides clean up the highs to almost a crystalline level. I also tend to believe that the luthiers at Gibson take a little more care and time when building these very expensive and highly ornate models. They do carry a higher price tag, after all.
The guitar features a Sitka spruce top, with flamed maple back and sides. It's remarkable how good the visual quality of the maple is. This set has a nice flame to it.
Abalone purfling adorns the top and back of this guitar. This much purfling is extremely rare on Gibson guitars.
The tuners are hand engraved Waverly tuners. These tuners are a staple of high-end luxury guitars. They are magnificent!
If you look at which guitars are currently available from Gibson, most of them are quite bland. For some reason, Gibson has decided to do away with most Custom Shop models and stick to the basics in their repertoire. Gibson is now actually refusing to take custom orders. I do not know the reason for this. These custom and ornate models are becoming more and more rare.
If international buyers desire other shipping options, they are available by request.
The guitar includes all original paperwork, and even the original hang tag. Also included is the original hard shell case.
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