Gibson has just added new Ebony acoustics to its Exclusives Collection, with a limited-edition Hummingbird, J-45, and the SJ-200. Perfect for your Johnny Cash tribute act! Just kidding – let’s take a closer look at these new premium acoustic guitars…
Gibson Exclusives Collection Ebony
Gibson’s new Exclusives Collection Ebony are blacked-out, limited-edition versions Hummingbird, J-45, and SJ-200 with ebony. Interestingly, they follow on from recent ebony SG Standard ’61, a ’70s Flying V, and a Les Paul Standard ’60s.
First up is the Hummingbird Ebony, a dreadnought-sized acoustic with a mahogany body and a Sitka spruce top. It’s finished in an ebony gloss nitrocellulose. This model comes factory fitted with an LR Baggs VTC pickup, a Tusq nut, and a set of Grover Rotomatic tuners with kidney buttons.
RRP – USD 3849
Next up is the J-45 Ebony. This time you get a standard-size acoustic made using mahogany for the back and sides, with a Sitka spruce top and an Indian rosewood fingerboard. It also happens to be Gibson’s most popular acoustic model and its biggest seller. Again, as with the Hummingbird model above, you get an LR Baggs VTC pickup, a Tusq nut, and a set of Grover Rotomatic tuners with kidney buttons.
RRP – USD 2749
Last, but certainly not least, is the SJ-200 Ebony. This time the construction uses Flame Maple, with a two-piece maple neck and Indian rosewood fingerboard. You also get a Tusq nut, saddle and bridge, plus ad LR Baggs Anthem under-saddle pickup.
This was the one Johnny Cash played in the ’50s, although you more often saw him playing Martins. Gibson actually made two J-200s for Johnny Cash with his name on the fingerboard, but this limited edition model has the normal fret inlays instead.
RRP – USD 4649
More Gibson Information
- Gibson Hummingbird Standard - Ebony: Gibson
- Gibson J-45 Standard - Ebony: Gibson
- Gibson SJ-200 Standard - Ebony: Gibson