Gibson Acoustic releases a new Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition 28-May-12
Gibson Acoustic and Sheryl Crow have announced their second collaboration with the release of the Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition, which they say is the most advanced acoustic-electric Southern Jumbo available.
In 2010, Crow modified her entire live acoustic guitar line-up with the same new and advanced pickup system used in the Gibson Jackson Browne model released earlier that year. After an extensive in-studio comparison of guitars and pickups, the idea for her Southern Jumbo Special Edition was born.
Crow's new Southern Jumbo is built for power and projection with wider X-bracing on the red spruce top. With mahogany back and sides, the combination of wood and pattern bracing gives this SJ a dynamic and responsive tonal range unlike any Southern Jumbo Gibson has built. They say that the acoustic-electric version of this guitar has the same stereo pickup system used in the highly-acclaimed Jackson Browne Model.
Traditional appointments like Ivroid Waverly tuners, vintage Gibson script logo and banner decal, a hand-beveled pickguard, bound fingerboard and a custom classic sunburst finish, result in a beautiful guitar with a classic appearance. The onboard electronics unleash a new level of acoustic performance capability never before achieved in an acoustic pickup.
Robi Johns, project director with Gibson Acoustic, told Amped, "Having tested many internal pickup systems on many guitars, we've discovered a new realm we never thought possible for live performance natural sound. This guitar, combined with this pickup system, can change the way players interact with their instrument on stage. It's very exciting. Our goal is to get to the point where, as a player, you forget that you're plugged in." Features
Adirondack Red Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides
Mahogany neck with modified "V" profile
Rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl paralellogram inlays
Traditional Rosewood bridge with open-ended saddle slot
Nickel Waverly™ tuners with Ivoroid buttons and 14:1 tuning ratio
Pricing and Availability:
Vintage Sunburst Model A: $6,233msrp
Vintage Sunburst Model 1: $4,298msrp More information: