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Gibson recently announced the arrival of a new signature model, the Randy Scruggs Advanced Jumbo.  The son of banjo legend Earl Scruggs, Randy is a hugely talented first-call country music session musician in his own right, and knows a thing or two about what makes a great guitar.  He sticks with the classics, and with his Gibson Advanced Jumbo.  His signature model is essentially a “celebration of the Advanced Jumbo”, with few structural or design changes but some nice personal touches.  More info and Gibson’s press release after the jump.

From Gibson.com:

With a bevy of Grammies, three Country Music Award Musician of the Year titles, and production and songwriting credits to rival any of the most influential names in Nashville, Randy Scruggs’ resume practically reads like a history of contemporary country music itself. The son of legendary banjo virtuoso Earl Scruggs, Randy grew up amid Nashville’s elite, made his first professional guitar recording at the age of 13, and was a first-call session guitarist and producer before he had left his teen years behind. Put it all together, and Scruggs’ heart beats with the pulse of country music—much like that of his beloved Gibson Advanced Jumbo, long the go-to flat-top for Nashville pickers. To honor this association, Gibson introduces the Randy Scruggs Model, an elegantly appointed Advanced Jumbo from the luthiers at Gibson Acoustic Guitars in Montana.

A legendary Gibson Advanced Jumbo customized by Randy Scruggs & the builders at Gibson Acoustics.

Features include:
o       Solid Sitka spruce top – Solid Rosewood Back & sides
o       Abalone Top Trim & Rosette
o       Custom Wider Nut Width Dimensions (1.725”)
o       Fingerboard Inlay of Mother of Pearl King’s Crowns
o       1930s Gibson Headstock Logo & MOP Kings Crown Inlay
o       Closed Slotted Vintage Gibson Rosewood Bridge
o       Fishman Matrix VT Pickup
o       Nickel Vintage Style Open Back Tuners
o       Vintage Double Antiqued Lacquer Vintage Sunburst Finish
o       Custom Engraved Signature Truss Cover
o       Custom Label Each Personally Signed By Randy Scruggs
o       Limited Edition of 100 Guitars