Gibson Super Jumbo 100 (SJ-100 or J-100) Guitar
Description: Gibson Super Jumbo 100 (SJ-100 or J-100) flat top guitar
Available: 1939 to 1943.
Collectibility Rating: A.
This model was a less
expensive version of the Gibson J-200. The Gibson J100 was half the price
of the fancier Gibson J-200. Also the Gibson J-100's mahogany body is less
brittle sounding then the J-200's maple body. A great model, please
contact me if you have one for sale.
If you need to figure out the exact year of your Gibson J100 guitar, use the FON Factory Order number.
This is located inside the body's sound hole on the neck block.
See the Gibson Serial Number Info web page
for help determining the exact year.
J.Spann's book on FON numbers shows us some pre-war examples of SJ-100 batches:
- 423e = SJ-100
- 546e = SJ-100
- 206e = SJ special experimental
- 167f = SJ-100
- 669f = SJ-100
- 683f = SJ-100
- 696f = SJ-100
- 896f = SJ-100
- f910 = SJ-100
- 1218f = SJ-100
- 2671g = SJ-100
- 4098g = SJ-100
- 4467g = SJ-100
- 5155g = SJ-100
If you have a vintage Gibson J-100 guitar for sale, please contact me at
- 1939 Gibson Super Jumbo 100 (SJ-100) guitar introduction specs:
- 17" wide,
jumbo shape, mahogany back and sides, pickguard does not follow contour of body edge,
large moustache shape bridge with cutouts at bridge ends, individual adjustable string
saddle bearings, 2 pearl dots on bridge, wide triple binding on top,
single bound back and ebony fingerboard with pointed end, dot fingerboard
inlays, maple neck, pearl logo, stairstep peghead shape, butterfly
tuner buttons on large Kluson sealed nickel plated tuners (like L-5 tuners),
26" scale length, sunburst finish.
- 1941 Gibson SJ-100 guitar specs:
- Rosewood bridge with beveled edges and
3 pearl dots (no cutouts) and 3 points, 1 piece saddle, standard Gibson peghead
(no longer stair-stepped), round tuner buttons.
- Gibson SJ-100 guitar discontinued 1943. Re-introduced 1985.