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The Gibson SJ-250 Monarch is the most expensive guitar in the super jumbo line.

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Pros

Attention to detail is unparalleled - bridge and inlay patterns are masterfully constructed

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Familiar shape for long-time Gibson players - utilizes "Super Jumbo" body style

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Intonation is steady and well-seated - indicates hands-on craftsmanship

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Very rare - limited edition of six models

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Cons

Extremely expensive - intended as more of a collector's model

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The Gibson SJ-250 Monarch is the most expensive guitar in the super jumbo line. It is fifteen thousand dollars more expensive than the next expensive Gibson guitar. It is built with some of the same features at the rest of the members in the line, including a double-ring rosette with a secondary ring made of three-ply binding and a main ring with seven-ply binding. The pickguard is in the normal super jumbo shape but also includes a beautiful floral and vine design with a cream border and citrus dots. The Gibson SJ-250 Monarch has L.R. baggs element active acoustic pickup system which includes an easy to use, out of the way volume control, and an onboard pre-amp. It is powered by a standard 9V battery which is built inside the guitar.

Features
  • L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
  • 9V battery
  • Double-ring rosette
  • Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
  • AAA-grade Sitka spruce
  • AAA-grade Eastern curly maple
  • Hand-scalloped Bracing
  • J-200 Pickguard
  • Crown Peghead Logo
  • Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
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