The Gibson J-185 EC Rosewood radiates with brilliant tone and exceptional balance. Featuring a comfortable cutaway and slightly smaller scale than the comparable J-200, the J-185 brings a new level of playability to the jumbo-body shape that simply begs for impassioned strumming. This model comes stocked with elegant Gibson hardware, classic jumbo-body appeal, and innovative Fishman Aura technology for accurate reproduction through any sound-system.
Big Tone and Stunning Tonewoods
This J-185 uses snappy Sitka spruce for its top with flawless Indian rosewood for the back and sides. The clarity and depth of the rosewood work especially well with the jumbo-body shape, and the spruce top gives a clean high-end bite to counter the robust low-end. Crafted in Gibson's Bozeman, Montana facility with four-ply binding and hand-scalloped bracing, the J-185 EC projects with bright, full tones that can fill a room with a single strum.
Classic Gibson Style and Specs
Channeling the stunning looks of a golden-era Gibson flattop, the J-185 EC features an abalone rosette, split block mother-of-pearl inlays, and gold Grover kidney-style tuners. The mahogany neck is in a V profile with a 24-3/4 inch scale, and topped with a rich ebony fingerboard. The neck is affixed with a dovetail neck joint running along the deep cutaway on the body. This classic method of neck-joining fosters a staggering degree of sustain through the entirety of the guitar.
Fishman Aura Electronics
This Gibson includes powerful Fishman Aura electronics which closely model the natural sound of the guitar. The Aura system uses acoustic images of the guitar's organic tones to ensure that the sound of the instrument remains intact run through any sound-system or amplifier. The Fishman system is rib-mounted inside the guitar, and includes an onboard tuner.
- Hand-crafted in Bozeman, Montana
- Beaitful Indian rosewood back and sides with solid sitka spruce top
- Comfortable mahogany neck with 24-3/4 inch scale V profile
- Bound ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl split block inlays
- Abalone rosette and gold Grover kidney tuners
- Advanced Fishman Aura Pro with onboard tuner
- Includes Gibson hardshell case
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The Gibson J185 EC rosewood features a comfortable cutaway giving you the most playability on all frets. It emanates an unmatched tone thanks to its solid premium Sitka spruce top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. When amplified, this J185 EC is matched by the incredible Fishman Prefix Plus T pickup system (with built-in tuner) that represents the tonal nature of this jumbo acoustic to its fullest. With warm resonance and complete tonal integrity, the sound is matched only by its incredible visual design that includes an Abalone rosette, top and back binding, bound ebony fingerboard with MOP split-block inlays and gold Grover tuners. Get your hands on this jumbo.
Solid sitka spruce top with 4-ply top binding
Solid indian rosewood back and sides
24 3/4 inch scale V profile mahogany neck
Bound ebony fingerboard with MOP split block inlays
Abalone rosette and gold Grover kidney bean tuners
Fishman Aura Pro (Rib mounted) w/tuner
Includes Gibson hardshell case