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Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo - Vintage Sunburst with Hard Shell Case

Manufacturer #:CSRSSJ42VS

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Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo - Vintage Sunburst with Hard Shell Case

Vintage Vibes: Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo

The Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo from the Custom Shop Historic Reissue lineup pays homage to the iconic vintage Gibson Acoustics of yesteryears. Embodying the timeless appeal of a bygone era, this guitar exudes vintage charm and character. Crafted with a thermally aged Adirondack red spruce top and rosewood back and sides, it delivers exceptional tonal richness and responsiveness. Whether strumming chords or picking intricate blues melodies, the Southern Jumbo offers versatility and musicality that harkens back to the golden age of acoustic guitars.

Classic Design, Superior Craftsmanship

With its round-shoulder body style and J-45 shape, the Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo boasts a familiar and comfortable feel that instantly transports players to the heyday of acoustic music. The traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, coupled with red spruce braces and hide glue construction, ensures optimal resonance and projection. Adorned with multi-ply binding, mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays, and a tear-drop pickguard, every detail of this instrument reflects Gibson's commitment to authenticity and excellence.

Exceptional Playability and Tone

Equipped with a bone nut and saddle, as well as a compound dovetail neck-to-body joint, the Gibson 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo offers impeccable intonation and a smooth playing experience across the entire fretboard. The open slot belly-down bridge and vintage-style open back cream button tuners add to its vintage aesthetic while providing reliable tuning stability. Whether in the studio or on stage, this guitar delivers the unmistakable warmth and resonance that has made Gibson a legendary name in the world of acoustic guitars.


  • Body Style: Round Shoulder
  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Top: Thermally Aged Red spruce
  • Back: Rosewood
  • Side: Rosewood
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-scalloped X-bracing, Red Spruce Braces with Hide Glue
  • Binding: Multi-ply Top and Back
  • Scale Length: 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 in
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.769 in
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
  • Bridge: Belly Down, open slot
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Open back cream button
  • Pickguard: Tear Drop
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
  • Bridge Pins: Bone
  • Under Saddle Pickup: None
  • Strings Gauge: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
  • Case: Period Correct Case
  • Accessories: Gibson Accessory Kit

*This acoustic guitar ships fully insured with signature required.*