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Old 02-22-2022, 10:30 PM
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Default Ď98 Sergei de Jonge SSS - $3,500

1998 Sergei de Jonge SSS East Indian Rosewood

This Sergei de Jonge SSS (Standard Steel String) was my uncle's guitar - he knew Sergei well, and this was 1 of 4 guitars he purchased from de Jonge between 1998 and 1999. Built in 1998, my uncle was the only owner of this guitar, originally paying $7,000 for it when new. Owning many guitars, he rarely played this SSS, keeping it in excellent condition and humidified in its original hardshell case its whole life. The guitar is in excellent condition - there are zero cracks, chips, or scratches on the instrument and zero buzzing anywhere on the fretboard.

This SSS was professionally fitted with a pickup at some point after my uncle purchased it from de Jonge. I am unsure of the type of pickup installed - I do not have the tools to see the pickup from the inside of the guitar or to remove it from the guitar. On 12 Feb 2021, it was serviced by Topaz Guitar Repair here in Las Vegas, NV for a new nut and saddle. Woods and measurements are listed below. The guitar has an adjustable truss rod.

My uncle passed away just over 10 years ago, and I've slowly been helping my aunt sell his guitars ever since (and keeping some for myself). This is the last of the collection. Would love this guitar to go to a good home.

Contact: 702.354.7755, or email me

Woods
Back and Sides: East Indian Rosewood
Top: Sitka Spruce
Neck: Honduras Mahogany
Fingerboard and Bridge: Ebony

Measurements
Upper Bout: 11 3/16 in.
Lower Bout: 15 Ĺ in.
Waist: 9 11/16 in.
Length: 19 ⅞ in.
Depth: 4 ⅜ in.
Soundhole: 3 13/16 in.
String Spacing at Saddle: 55.5mm
String Spacing at Nut: 38mm
Fretboard Radius: 12 in.
Neck Profile: Evenly round
Action at 12th fret, 6th string: 0.130 in. / 3.25mm
Action at 12th fret 1st string: 0.060 in. / 1.5mm

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Video (From iPad, not professionally filmed)
https://youtu.be/U4V3LYwD0rk

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Old 02-23-2022, 02:38 PM
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Wow....this is a great opportunity for someone. My SSS Sergei Dejonge continues to amaze. The main thing of course, is the TONE. I'm sure this instrument holds its own with other guitars listed for thousands more.
Best wishes to seller and fortunate buyer!!
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Old 02-23-2022, 06:26 PM
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Wow....this is a great opportunity for someone. My SSS Sergei Dejonge continues to amaze. The main thing of course, is the TONE. I'm sure this instrument holds its own with other guitars listed for thousands more.

Best wishes to seller and fortunate buyer!!


Thank you very much! They are incredible sounding instruments de Jonge makes.
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A friend of mine acquired a used DeJonge SSS three years ago. I have played it many times and believe it to be a world-class, "keeper" guitar. Expressive, responsive, powerful and sweet.

My friend, unlike me, is a high-rotation trader/buyer/seller. The mere fact that he's held on to his DeJonge for over three years speaks volumes.

A guitar of this caliber for less than $4000 offers incredible value for money.

Hence, the friendly bump.
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A friend of mine acquired a used DeJonge SSS three years ago. I have played it many times and believe it to be a world-class, "keeper" guitar. Expressive, responsive, powerful and sweet.



My friend, unlike me, is a high-rotation trader/buyer/seller. The mere fact that he's held on to his DeJonge for over three years speaks volumes.



A guitar of this caliber for less than $4000 offers incredible value for money.



Hence, the friendly bump.


Thank you very much, Deft. I appreciate it. Itís such a gorgeous guitar to play, de Jonge makes incredible quality. Just want it to go to a good home.
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A little shocked this one has been hanging around since February! Looks amazing for its age and I suspect sounds the same. GLWS!!
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Thank you Jeff! Beautiful guitar looking for a good home.
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Could you describe the condition, and action at the 12th fret?
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Could you describe the condition, and action at the 12th fret?


Hey there, my apologies for the very late response. I just replied to your DM as well. The guitar is in excellent condition. The action is a little higher than other guitars, but I wouldnít say anything crazy at all. The guitars plays wonderfully. Please let me know of any other questions!
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What a lovely looking guitar, and a great price. If I didn't have two guitars that were in a similar tonal ballpark I would jump on this. My main guitar is made by Fabrizio Alberico, who apprenticed under Sergei. It looks similar to this one, especially in the headstock. I bet this one sounds great, and its had plenty of time to break in and be played.
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What a lovely looking guitar, and a great price. If I didn't have two guitars that were in a similar tonal ballpark I would jump on this. My main guitar is made by Fabrizio Alberico, who apprenticed under Sergei. It looks similar to this one, especially in the headstock. I bet this one sounds great, and its had plenty of time to break in and be played.


Thatís really cool to hear! I know Sergei had a lot of apprentices with his school up in Toronto. With the simple look of this guitar, I always forget how it loud and gorgeous it sounds. Just absolutely echoes throughout the room. Makes my Gibson J-15 and Collings OM-2H seem like cheap guitars haha.
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You can also email directly. antonemery AT gmail DOT com
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Another friendly bump from someone with no affiliation with the seller.

A few days ago, I got to play my friendís SSS again. What a fantastic guitar!! One thing I noticed about it was the lovely way the notes bloom and swell as they ring out, just awesome for slower fingerstyle tunes. And yet there is no clutter between notes when playing denser material. So cool.

I canít believe your guitar hasnít sold yet. Seriously folks, this is a LOT of guitar at any price. For this kind of money, youíd be hard-pressed to find a better bargain.
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