The jumbo acoustic guitar was devised by Gibson to compete with the dreadnought, offering players a step up in terms of volume and tone.
A big sound partnered with a big look, jumbos are perfect for the player who wants growl when the attack is poured on and expansive, sonorous tones when allowed to ring out. While their large bodies take a little while to get used to playing, there's a depth of character and presence to jumbo acoustic guitars that's unmatchable from any other body type, especially for recording.
There are of course various models and choices of tone woods that will colour your tone accordingly and the option of electronics for good measure if you're intending to gig your guitar without miking it up in venues. For any guitarist, jumbo acoustic guitars are particularly powerful options - with such a high volume and clear projection they are capable of even the most demanding musical tasks.