Gibson Custom 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo Murphy Lab Light Aged Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst


The Look, Feel, and Sound of a Vintage SJ That Has Been Lightly Played

The Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo features the vibe of a vintage Gibson Acoustic that has been well cared for for generations. The thermally aged Adirondack red spruce top and rosewood back and sides have outstanding tonal response and superior playability. At home playing first-position chords or picking lead blues licks, the Southern Jumbo is a versatile instrument. Proudly displaying the "Only a Gibson is Good Enough" banner on the headstock, this custom instrument also includes an open slot bridge, a bone saddle and nut, and the classic 1.77" nut width. It features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Serial Number: 22183011

Weight: 4.4lbs



  • Profile: C
  • Scale Length: 628.65mm/ 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count: 19
  • Frets: Legend Wire
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 44.95mm/1.769"
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Graduated Parallelograms
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint


  • Body Style: Round Shoulder
  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Body Material: Rosewood
  • Top: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
  • Back: Rosewood
  • Side: Rosewood
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-scalloped X-bracing Red Spruce Hide Glue
  • Binding: Multi-ply Top and Back
  • Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  • Finish: Aged Nickel
  • Bridge: Rosewood; Belly Down, Open Slot
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Open Back, Cream Button
  • Pickguard: Tear Drop
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black 
  • Bridge Pins: Bone


  • Strings Gauge: .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
  • Case: Period Correct Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: Gibson Accessory Kit, Certificate of Authenticity

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