Nashville, TN – November 25, 2014—Gibson Brands, Inc. in collaboration with Bob Dylan will be releasing two new special SJ-200 guitars: the limited edition Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector’s Edition and The Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition, it was announced today by Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO, Gibson Brands.
“After years of design and development overseen by the artist’s personal guidance, these new models represent the best in artistry and performance just as Bob Dylan represents the best in American songwriting,” commented Juszkiewicz. “Taking elements from the historic SJ-200 line and blending them with Bob’s personal vision for a signature model, these guitars represent the best of music history.”
The Bob Dylan Autographed SJ-200 Collector’s Edition is an exact replica of Bob’s personal highly-customized SJ-200, fashioned from hand-selected figured Indian rosewood and AAA Sitka spruce. The headstock features the artist’s eye logo inlaid in mother-of-pearl with a Bella Voce mother-of-pearl inlay in the fret board. The double pick guards are ornately decorated with an inlay of abalone. Each model features a label signed by Bob Dylan and is numbered in the series on the head block. Only 175 guitars will be made and distributed for worldwide sales. These guitars will also include a unique limited edition hard-shell case with embroidered artist’s “eye logo.”
The SJ-200 Player’s Edition is a high-performance model based on Bob Dylan’s personal guitar. This model is constructed with Adirondack red spruce and hand-selected AAA flamed maple. The headstock features the artist’s eye logo with a Bella Voce mother-of-pearl inlay on the fret board. Double pick guards feature an engraved design, with mother-of-pearl dot inlay. This vintage-style model comes equipped with an LR Baggs™ Anthem pickup.
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