Inspired by the coveted WWII war-era guitars, the Gibson Southern Jumbo Banner features a period-correct, vintage sunburst finish and gold script Gibson logo, with the famous banner decal that reads “Only a Gibson is Good Enough.” This was the attitude of the most prominent guitar builders of the time, and there is a reason collectors want to get their hands on the flat tops from this era.
This “Banner” reissue really delivers, offering the key specs that have made some of these vintage guitars sound so amazing. With a J-45 series body style, it features an Adirondack red spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany neck that is carved into a period-correct “V” profile. Every build detail was taken into account to make this Southern Jumbo a historical reproduction, with 1930’s advanced scalloped x-bracing, a compound dovetail neck joint, hide glue construction, open-back vintage style tuners, and a traditional rosewood rectangle bridge with an open-slot bone saddle. All these specs add up to a guitar that sounds full and warm, with boisterous dynamics; a guitar we just couldn’t put down! Gibson Authorized Dealer Vintage Sunburst Nitro Finish J-45 Body Style Compound Dovetail Neck Joint, Hide Glue Construction 1930s Advanced Scalloped X-Bracing Adirondack Red Spruce Top Mahogany Back and Sides Mahogany Neck Rosewood Fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl Parallelogram Inlays Period-Correct "V" Neck Profile 24.75" Scale Length 12" Fretboard Radius 1.77" Nut Width Bone Nut Nickel Open-Back Vintage Style Tuners with 15:1 Ratio Traditional Rosewood Rectangle Bridge with Open-Slot Bone Saddle Multi-Ply Body Binding and Rosette Traditional Teardrop Pickguard