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2002 Olson SJ, Indian Rosewood/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Olson
Product Year
2002
Model
SJ
Serial #
1008
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP549
Condition
Only a few very minute top dings.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany
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
Polyester
Body Bindings
Tortoise Style
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.57 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45.2 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 9 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Liveliness and balance characterize the tone of this gorgeous 2002  Olson  SJ in Rosewood & Cedar. It’s opened up handsomely over the past 15 years and offers a rich, dynamic response under even a delicate touch. There’s a modicum of added warmth to the trebles from the Cedar top, and they’re filled to the brim with colorful overtones that have a blooming effect after the initial attack. Lots of depth to the voice: digging in with a flatpick yields a huge projection that doesn't easily top out.


The body is trimmed in Abalone, Jim’s dove inlays flying across the fretboard, and the fit-n-finish is so good it almost looks like a new guitar. Tortoloid bindings, 5-ply Mahogany neck, Calton flight case for maximum protection; there’s little room for critique. An excellent fingerstyle guitar in standard, DADGAD, and beyond.

We have sold many of these guitars over the years, and the Indian Rosewood and Cedar combination is always pleasing. You get the tremendous clarity from Rosewood paired with the warmth of Cedar and in the end it’s simply musical. It’s no surprise that this is the very wood combination on the recordings from James Taylor’s early years.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

Liveliness and balance characterize the tone of this gorgeous 2002  Olson  SJ in Rosewood & Cedar. It’s opened up handsomely over the past 15 years and offers a rich, dynamic response under even a delicate touch.
 

We have sold many of these guitars over the years, and the Indian Rosewood and Cedar combination is always pleasing. You get the tremendous clarity from Rosewood paired with the warmth of Cedar and in the end it’s simply musical.
 
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