One of the rarest and finest vintage Gibsons, in great condition. This is an early one, from the first year, not played much in recent years so still opening up, yet amazing sounding. It's unlike any other Gibson, being rosewood and long scale - the model was in response to the success Martin was having with their herringbone D-28s of the time - with its own unique tonal quality of sound. We have a super comparison here now, this AJ and a D-28 from 1939. Similar in ways but so different. Words can't express; it must be experienced in person. Come on down to Yonkers Raceway!
There are two plugged holes from tone knobs and one in the bottom side from an input jack, otherwise no issues, a surprisingly modern feeling slim "C" neck, 1 11/16" nut, finely scalloped braces, small bridge plate and bridge, and everything original as far as I can tell. There's a crack somewhere that was (hide) glued by Larry Cragg a number of years ago but now we can't find it. A tone that is pure and complex at the same time, that has a specific directionary quotient, a projection - not lush, and great penetrating power. Its FON number is in Spahan's book as an AJ in 1936.