Alamo Music Center | Understanding Gibson Acoustic Guitar Body Shapes | J-45, SJ-200, Hummingbird, L-00 and Parlor
Gibson Guitars began making flat top steel string acoustic guitars in the 1920s. Known for producing famous guitar models like the venerable Gibson J-45, Hummingbird and upscale SJ-200, Gibson acoustic guitars have become synonymous with American Music. From the Folk music movement to rock and roll and country, Gibson guitars have been front and center around the neck of famous musicians around the world. The various models in the line-up have often represented different and diverse body shapes that appeal to different musicians as well as different styles of playing and musical genres. In this video we take a look at the current line up of Gibson Acoustic Guitars and the various body shapes you will find in that lineup. Five distinct body shapes are available with additional variety available through various models that affect the tone wood and aesthetic choices. The Parlor, L-00, Square shoulder Dreadnought, Round-Shoulder Dreadnought or Jumbo and the Super Jumbo all have their unique attributes that provide unique strengths. Which one is right for you?