Gibson J-185 Original Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

If you don't need the robust sound and full-size of an SJ-200, then pick up the J-185. With a slightly smaller body, this guitar still projects huge tone.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Flame maple back and sides Bright, focused tone with enhanced sustain
Gotoh tuners Solid and dependable tuning stability
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Thermally Aged Sitka Spruce Top Vintage tone; improved response

One of the most fabled Gibson's of all time, the J-185 was originally released in 1951. Designed to be just slightly smaller in proportion to the larger SJ-200, the J-185 used similar appointments, Sitka spruce and maple back and sides for it's construction. This Custom Historic 1952 J-185 is enhanced with a Thermally Aged Sitka spruce top and gorgeous flame maple back and sides. Sporting classic J-185 appointments including iconic maltese crosses inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the open slot bridge. A rare model, but highly desired by artist and performers worldwide.

Material: Mahogany
Profile: Slim Taper
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 20
Frets: Standard
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.725"
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint
Body Shape: J-185
Top: Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
Back: Flame maple
Side: Flame maple
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose
Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: Belly up, holes at rear, open slot
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Keystone
Pickguard: J-185
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Bridge Pins: Bone
Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
Case: Hard Shell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OCJB85VS
Antique Natural
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OCJB85AN

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Vintage Sunburst

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