The gibson jumbo is gibsons' first jumbo flattop , ( highly collectible ) at 60$ list price , the gibson jumbo was a direct competitor of martins' D series ( produced in 1932 ) ,
the gibson jumbo was introduced in 1934 , it had a 16" wide body , mahogany back and sides , round shoulders , bound
back and top , rectangular bridge , 3.75" soundhole , pearl gibson logo , fire designed celluloid pickguard,rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays and were made in sunburst finish .
In 1935 the gibson jumbo stayed the same accept for minor changes , binding on the neck was added and soundholes were a little bigger . Discontinued in 1936 .
Gibson Jumbo Price value 2009 :
1934 to 1936 > $18 000 to $25 000
Avg Upward Trend Of 9% a Year since 2000
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Gibson Jumbo 35 ( J-35 ) ( 1936-1942 )
In 1936 gibson replaced the jumbo model with the gibson jumbo 35 ( see pic ) , very minor detail changes , they decreased the price to $37 due to the depression and gradually raised them during the 40s ,
the gibson jumbo 35 was the most succesful gibson flattop guitar model during the
pre-wwII era ( known for its incredible warm tone & clarity ), they were made in natural and sunburst finishes ,
discontinued in 1943 and reintroduced in 1983 with square shoulders , maple back and sides , 15 15/16" wide and were renamed the gibson J-35 ( different designed guitar ) ,
in 1995 gibson also made a reissue of the pre war jumbo 35 model called the gibson j-35 reissue.
Vintage Guitar Price Value 2009 :
1936 - 1938 > $11 500 to $17 000 ( jumbo 35 )
1939 - 1942 > $8 000 to $11 5000
Avg Upward Trend Of 15% a Year since 2000
Gibson replaced the jumbo 35 with the gibson j-45 guitar model in late 1942 , during the same time gibson also introduced household historical guitars like :
the jumbo 55 ( 1939-1943 ) which was a sleeker model of the jumbo 35 , the gibson southern jumbo ( 1942 ) became the country western in 1955 , and the gibson advanced jumbo ( 1936-1940 ) along with the rest of the J models .
( Pictures courtesy of provide.net )
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