Instrument Details

2008 Olson SJ Clone of JT Signature Brazilian/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Olson
Product Year
2008
Model
SJ
Serial #
1256
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1914
Condition
One small ding on top, treble side.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Doves
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Brazilian Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Antique Gold with Faux-Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
L.R. Baggs LB-6
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Original Hard - Calton Deluxe Flight Case
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Description

This guitar is a clone of the James Taylor Signature Model Special Edition which is no longer available through James Olson's shop, complete with all of the same features, including a jaw-dropping set of Brazilian Rosewood. We absolutely adore this Olson SJ, because it has the voice that has made Olson famous: brilliant, rich, simultaneously sensitive and powerful. Truly, this is a world-class instrument in every way. From the double inlaid doves of Mother-of-Pearl surrounding Abalone, to the warm, responsively voiced Cedar top, this is as close to a James Taylor Model as you can get without Taylor's signature on the heelblock. We've been fortunate enough to have played dozens of Olsons as they pass through our shop, and SJ #1256 is easily one of the best of Olson's best work.

What a guitar...This could be my favorite Olson to date. The tone is exquisite, complete in every register and super responsive. The Brazilian is insanely beautiful with a sumptuous color that manifests acoustically in the guitar's voice. This is a prime example of James Olson working at the top of his game.
 
One of the best-sounding Olsons I've played and I've played lots of 'em. The Brazilian rosewood on this guitar is exquisite and the tone and playability are perfect. Nice even tone and response characterize this Olson SJ and it's also very beautifully appointed. What a find for some lucky buyer.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

This guitar is a clone of the James Taylor Signature Model Special Edition which is no longer available through James Olson's shop, complete with all of the same features, including a jaw-dropping set of Brazilian Rosewood. We absolutely adore this Olson SJ, because it has the voice that has made Olson famous: brilliant, rich, simultaneously sensitive and powerful.
 

What a guitar...This could be my favorite Olson to date. The tone is exquisite, complete in every register and super responsive.
 
One of the best-sounding Olsons I've played and I've played lots of 'em. The Brazilian rosewood on this guitar is exquisite and the tone and playability are perfect.
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