Gibson Luthier's Choice AJ, Custom Shop in Brazilian, 2001, Ren Ferguson built

$ 8,999.00



Seller Notes:

In as new condition, barely played and has the original case and all of the hang tags, etc. A gem of a guitar!







String Configuration:

6 String

Body Type:


The Gibson Advanced Jumbo is regarded by many as the best flat top ever built. Many proud Herringbone D-28 owners have been put to shame by a good AJ, hence the AJ's nickname of "the Bonecrusher". This one is top notch all around with all of the quality you would expect from the Gibson Custom Shop in Montana. Hand built by master luthier Ren Ferguson, the head of the Custom Shop, it features a Brazilian back, sides, fretboard and bridge and a Adirondack spruce top. Since Gibson can no longer use any Brazilian wood for anything on their guitars this one is highly collectible but, also, if you play it we will have to put a drop cloth underneath you. It’s that good. The Brazilian is mildly swirly and espouses strong sonic opinions. The Adirondack is wide grain, as it should be, the pickguard is prewar style fire-stripe, the rosewood fingerboard bears the fast forward-stop-fast backwards inlays in six fret positions and a similar inlay in the vertical format is inlaid into the black headplate, with a script Gibson pearl inlaid logo above. Top, back and neck are bound in single-ply ivoroid, tuners are bona fide Waverly nickel-plated butterbean-button open-backs. Has it's original Custom Shop case. The action is low and exceedingly comfortable after being set up by Matt Baker of Action Music (thanks Matt) and the sound, oh my, it is Ooh-la-la City all the way across town!! This is an incredible flat top that will keep up with the best!

Guys, I have been fielding emails all day about this one and the answer is no, absolutely not, we won't even consider shipping it so don't ask. Any of our other instruments maybe, but not one this rare. It just seems that the guitar gods all conspire to break them when we have tried it in the past. Our experience has been if you want it bad enough you will climb in your car and come get it before someone else does. Heck, we had a guy hire a college kid to drive from Denver all through the night to pick up a black-guard Telecaster not that long ago. The Brazilian Les Paul that we had listed went to a gentlemen from Montreal who jumped in his car and scooted right down to pick it up. And while we are at it, please stop with the low-ball offers as well, do you really think we would take $5K for it like some idiot just tried offering us? Come on. It is the only one currently for sale on eBay right now and we have no problem waiting for the right buyer to come along, so make it easy on yourself and break into your piggy bank, dig out the change from the sofa, cash in your rainy day money and put on your big boy (or girl) pants and grab it before someone else does. You will HATE yourself if you let someone else snatch it right out from underneath you! Remember, all guitar players always talk about the one that got away and they only made a handful of these.