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2009 Olson Presentation SJ, Brazilian Rosewood/Cedar
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
James Olson
Product Year
2009
Model
Presentation SJ
Serial #
1287
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP277
Condition
Freshly refinished by Jim Olson! Like new
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone and Rosewood
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Abalone Vine
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Abalone
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Catalyzed Polyester
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
K&K Mini
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.813 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
4 lb. 10 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
Description

Really, can you get much more gorgeous than this? We're talking about a masterpiece from one of America's master builders, a 2009 Olson Presentation SJ in Brazilian Rosewood and Cedar. Adorned with striking blue-green Abalone across the headstock, fretboard, body, and rosette (right down to the Fossilized Ivory bridge pins and vine inlay), and voiced with Jim's signature sound, this guitar makes perfection seem possible. Doesn't hurt that it's also dressed to the nines as a presentation grade instrument.


Not only is the Brazilian Rosewood of the highest calibre and the fit and finish flawless, but this SJ powerfully demonstrates the pinnacle of that classic Olson sound—crystalline bell trebles, sonorous basses, glass-smooth mids that hang in the air like confetti. Playability is so smooth as to be effortless, like feathers beneath your fingertips. In altered tunings this Olson really opens up and the Cedar warmth smooths the note separation. If more guitars were built this wonderfully, the guitar world would be so much the better for it.

Man! It's exciting just to look at, let alone play this gem by Jim Olson. You can't find Brazilian of this quality hardly at all any more, and Jim's voicing work makes this one of the most responsive and smooth Olsons I've played, and I've played a lot of Olsons.
 
A beautiful instrument in every way. Great playability, great tone, great looks, and very collectible.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.813 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Really, can you get much more gorgeous than this? We're talking about a masterpiece from one of America's master builders, a 2009 Olson Presentation SJ in Brazilian Rosewood and Cedar.
 

Man! It's exciting just to look at, let alone play this gem by Jim Olson.
 
A beautiful instrument in every way. Great playability, great tone, great looks, and very collectible.
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