Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo 'Light Aged Vintage Sunburst' Acoustic Guitar

Available at Acoustic Centre Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of the Gibson Acoustic 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo 'Light Aged Vintage Sunburst' Acoustic Guitar. Drawing inspiration from the exceedingly rare rosewood-equipped Southern Jumbos of yesteryears, this exceptional instrument is lovingly aged to capture the essence of a true vintage classic. Gibson Acoustic's revolutionary thermal aging process infuses this guitar's red Adirondack spruce top with the dry, resonant, and responsive voice of a decades-old masterpiece. With rosewood back and sides, the 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo transforms its traditionally rustic sound into a lush symphony of rich highs, resonant lows, and mellifluous midrange tones.

Crafted to perfection, this Southern Jumbo features a period-correct mahogany neck shaped into a comfortable "Historic" profile and a sleek rosewood fingerboard. The meticulous artisans at Gibson Acoustic's Bozeman, Montana, facility adorn this guitar with a Murphy Lab-style Light Aged finish, offering a top-tier Gibson that rivals any vintage Southern Jumbo. Often regarded as the J-45's sophisticated sibling, the Southern Jumbo is renowned for its spruce-top and mahogany body, but a few rare models in the early 1940s boasted exquisite rosewood back and sides – a rarity splendidly replicated in the Gibson Acoustic 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo Murphy Lab Light Aged.

This exquisite instrument is paired with an expansive aged Adirondack red spruce top, resulting in brilliant highs, resonant lows, and a mildly scooped midrange that blends harmoniously with vocals. The guitar's thermally aged top, achieved through torrefication, endows it with a vintage voice characterized by a wonderfully dry, crisp, and exceptionally resonant tone. Gibson Acoustic, with its roots dating back to Kalamazoo, Michigan, in the late 1800s and its present home in Bozeman, Montana, is celebrated for creating some of the world's finest acoustic instruments. The 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo exemplifies this legacy, featuring premium tonewoods, quality hardware, and meticulous craftsmanship. A testament to enduring greatness, this Round Shoulder Dreadnought guitar in Vintage Sunburst finish embodies the essence of timeless sound and quality craftsmanship.

  • String Type:Steel
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:Round Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides Wood:Rosewood
  • Top Wood:Aged Red Spurce
  • Top Finish:Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Light Aged
  • Color:Vintage Sunburst
  • Body Bracing:Traditional Hand-scalloped X-bracing
  • Binding:Multi-ply ABS
  • Neck Wood:Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:C Shape
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Split Trapezoid
  • Number of Frets:20
  • Nut Width:1.77"
  • Nut/Saddle Material:Bone
  • Bridge Material:Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines:Aged Tuners
  • Case/Gig Bag:Hardshell Case

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

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