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1998 Olson SJ, Indian Rosewood/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Olson
Product Year
1998
Model
SJ
Serial #
797
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP574
Condition
Overall great shape, one top ding on bass side of lower bout, and some light fret wear in first position.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Doves
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Tortoise Style
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 7 oz.
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Description

James Olson hit a great chord early on, and his guitars’ music has only gotten sweeter with time! This 1998 SJ is the classic Olson, Indian  Rosewood and Cedar with bird inlays across the board, and with 20 years’ playing its voice has blossomed handsomely.


Excellent string-to-string balance, with a well-tempered bass response that fills out the voice without overpowering it. The trebles are impressively clear, and fingerstyle arrangements especially will bring out that clarity in spades. A slick setup and slim neck profile combine for deliciously easy playability, and the guitar is overall in great shape.


The Olson SJ is an industry standard in the boutique fingerstyle world, and this ’98 beau is no exception.

All of the Olsons we receive have the inspirational high-end chime that James Taylor made so famous. This SJ has something else too, with a nice lower middle register, and more bass than usual. Altogether a special Olson that covers a lot of ground.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

James Olson hit a great chord early on, and his guitars’ music has only gotten sweeter with time! This 1998 SJ is the classic Olson, Indian  Rosewood and Cedar with bird inlays across the board, and with 20 years’ playing its voice has blossomed handsomely.
 

All of the Olsons we receive have the inspirational high-end chime that James Taylor made so famous. This SJ has something else too, with a nice lower middle register, and more bass than usual.
 
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