Gibson Southern Jumbo

(1 customer review)


Experience the powerful sound of the Gibson Southern Jumbo, a classic acoustic guitar with a timeless design and rich tone.



The Gibson Southern Jumbo acoustic guitar is a popular choice among musicians for its rich, deep tones and versatile playability. Originally introduced in 1942, the Southern Jumbo has remained a top pick for players across genres.

Crafted from premium tonewoods, the Southern Jumbo features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a rosewood fingerboard for a warm, articulate sound. The guitar’s large body size and distinctive contoured top also contribute to its unique tone and resonance.

One of the standout features of the Southern Jumbo is its ability to project with ease, making it a great instrument for live performance. The guitar’s traditional scalloped X-bracing and hand-fitted dovetail neck joint also contribute to its durability and overall sound quality.

Additionally, the Southern Jumbo’s playability is enhanced by its comfortable neck profile and classic Gibson headstock. The guitar is also available with an optional L.R. Baggs VTC pickup for amplified performances.

In terms of aesthetics, the Southern Jumbo is a striking instrument with its vintage sunburst finish, mother-of-pearl inlays, and bound fingerboard and headstock. The guitar’s timeless design has made it a sought-after collector’s item as well.

Overall, the Gibson Southern Jumbo acoustic guitar is a classic instrument with a rich history and exceptional sound quality. Its versatility and durability make it a top pick for musicians of all levels and genres.

Gibson Southern Jumbo properties

Product name Southern Jumbo
Brand Gibson
Type String Instruments
String Instruments Acoustic Guitar
Number of Strings 6 pcs
String Type Steel
Handedness Right-handed
Number of Frets 20
Cutaway No Cutaway
Size Jumbo
Pickguard Yes
Wood Type (front) Spruce
Wood Type (back) Mahogany
Wood Type (body sides) Mahogany
Wood Type (neck) Mahogany
Wood Type (fretboard) Rosewood
Colour Fireburst/Colourburst

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1 review for Gibson Southern Jumbo

  1. Say say A

    The guitar has a beautiful resonant sound, quality of workmanship and a beautiful black color. I recommend it to beginner guitarists due to the narrow neck. Greetings to the team from the All4 Music Store. The product is decent and well-made. The Gibson concern actually works for the brand. Sounds fantastic

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How does the unique scalloped bracing design on the top board of a Gibson Southern Jumbo impact its tonal characteristics?

The unique scalloped bracing design on the top board of a Gibson Southern Jumbo contributes to its distinct tonal characteristics by allowing for greater vibration and resonance of the strings. The scallops, which are cut into the bracing material, create a more efficient transfer of sound from the strings to the body, resulting in a fuller and richer tone with enhanced volume and sustain. This design also helps to minimize the amount of bridge pulling that can occur on larger body guitars, further enhancing the overall playing experience.