2002 Gibson J-100 Xtra Jumbo Flattop Guitar

A consignor with a fondness for jumbos sent this in for resale. It's quite clean (save a nick at the side of the headstock and minor playwear) and only needed a quick setup and spot-level of the frets to get it playing on-the-dot.

For what it's worth, while I love the look of classic J-200s, the more-relaxed look of the J-100s and these slightly-gussied-up Xtras creates less of a barrier between me and playing the guitar as I'm not huge on bling. This has a good balance of trim -- the pearl rosette, mustache bridge, and inlay in the headstock is just enough when mixed with the flamed maple back and sides to tell you it's a bit upscale, but not enough to hit you over the head with it.

These are great "band-leading" guitars as they have a long scale and that matched with the big body gives them a lot of forward punch and volume. You can lean into them a lot without them getting muddy or woofy and the clean, balanced sound sits nice in a mix. Just like the old '60s Js, the necks are slim and fast, too.

Repairs included: a light level/dress of the first position frets, minor cleaning, restring, and setup.

Setup notes: it plays perfectly with 3/32" EA and 1/16" DGBE action at the 12th fret, strung with 54w-12 gauges. The truss works and the neck is straight. I added a small extender tube at the truss access to give a bit more extra travel on the rod, too. There's a ton of saddle height for up/down adjustment.

Scale length: 25 5/16"
Nut width: 1 11/16"
String spacing at nut: 1 1/2"
String spacing at bridge: 2 3/16"
Body length: 21"
Lower bout width: 16 3/4"
Waist width: 10 1/8"
Upper bout width: 12 3/4"
Side depth at endpin: 4 3/4"
Top wood: solid spruce
Back/sides wood: solid flamed maple
Bracing type: x
Fretboard: rosewood
Bridge: rosewood
Neck feel: slim C-shape, ~12" board radius

Condition notes: it's clean and looks like it was played for a couple years and then stashed. There's a tiny nick (pictured) at the headstock's side, a tiny nick (pictured) on the lower-bout-top, and then just a mild smattering of light pickwear/playwear around the soundhole. You have to angle the light just-so to actually see it.

It comes with: its original Gibson hard case.