Evolution of Elite Acoustic Tone Continues Sheryl Crow Southern JumboSpecial Edition
Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition
Sheryl Crow is one of the finest performing artists of the past 20 years. Like all musicians, Crow has been searching for the most expressive sound in both the studio and on stage. Gibson Acoustic is proud to introduce the new Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition, the most expressive Southern Jumbo in Gibson Acoustic’s history. The new features on this SJ combined with its distinct onboard pickup, the Trance Audio Amulet, allow Gibson to deliver an unblemished natural acoustic sound that has eluded performing artists for decades. Every note is amplified without artificial tone coloration and with the high-end intact, allowing for an uncompromised unity between the instrument and the musician.
Crow’s new SJ Special Edition raises the bar for fine acoustic guitar performance with its superior dynamic and tonal range coupled with immaculate sound reproduction from an extraordinary internal body pickup system. This new Sheryl Crow model reflects Gibson’s continued commitment to advance guitar design and performance through collaboration with some of music’s greatest talents.
The guitar, handcrafted by Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana, is built with a top made from prized solid Adirondack red spruce and back and sides of solid mahogany. This special edition model is enhanced by a 1930s advanced X-bracing pattern made with scalloped spruce braces to attain optimal acoustic resonance. Together these woods and construction techniques provide a blend of depth, clarity, richness and warmth along with the power and projection that made the Southern Jumbo famous. The one-piece mahogany neck is carved to a comfortable modified-V profile and topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a 12” radius and a 14th fret neck joint. Gibson’s traditional dovetail neck joint, hot hide glue construction, 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.
Each guitar includes a hardshell case with black exterior and plush-lined burgundy interior, an owner's manual, Gibson's Gold Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.