2011 Gibson SJ “Sheryl Crow” Special Edition

This is a brand new 2011 Gibson SJ “Sheryl Crow” Special Edition flat top acoustic/electric guitar. This particular example, serial number 13251063, is in brand new condition and includes the original hard Gibson case, the original owner’s manual, the original Gibson Gold Warranty, and the original Amulet pickup system, manual, cable, and power supply.

This Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo is handcrafted by Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana and features: a solid Adirondack red spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, a 1930s advanced X-bracing pattern made with scalloped spruce braces to attain optimal acoustic resonance, a one-piece mahogany neck carved to a comfortable modified-V profile and topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a 12” radius, a 14th fret dovetail neck joint, a powerful tone-enhancing open slotted bridge, 17-degree back-angled headstock, genuine bone nut and solid bone bridge pins ensures the unparalleled resonance and sustain for which Gibson Acoustics are famous.

Naturally the Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition is a beauty. The top is finished in a unique custom shop, sunset-toned Vintage Sunburst high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, edged in a multi-ply binding and a traditional double-ring soundhole rosette. Mother-of-pearl split-parallelogram inlays grace the fingerboard while the headstock is adorned with the traditional gold script Gibson logo and pre-war banner decal. A custom-polished tortoise pickguard protects the guitar’s top. Finally, a set of high-quality, open-backed Waverly nickel tuners with pearloid buttons ensures smooth action and a tight hold at the headstock.

This guitar actually sounds exceptionally fine, and beautifully represents what is best about the Gibson Custom Shop approach. This example was purchased directly from Guitar Center for a customer who was unable to follow through with the payment.