1934 Gibson Jumbo
1934 Gibson Jumbo. Sounds incredible. The jumbo model was Gibson's very first dreadnought, 16 inch flat top. They created it to compete with Martin's dreadnoughts. The Gibson dreadnought body had upper bouts that were more rounded than Martin’s, giving rise to the distinguishing terms that are still used today: “round-shouldered” or “slope-shouldered” for Gibsons and “square-shouldered” for Martins.According to documented Factory Order Numbers, only 24 of these have been accounted for. Adirondack spruce top. One of extremely few Gibson models with burst finish on the sides, back, and neck. Pearlized Gibson logo. 4.5 inches deep. Grover G-98 tuners. 1 3/4 nut. The soundhole is about 3.75" (slightly smaller than a J-35 which is 4"). Three scalloped tone bars. Scalloped x bracing. Unbound neck. Fire stripe pickguard. Original case. Crack repairs by Joe Glaser. $20,000.