Gibson J-35 '30s Faded Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Experience a blast from the past with this '30s J-35. The guitar's satin nitrocellulose finish allows the Sitka spruce and mahogany body to sing out clearly.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish Super-thin finish with vintage-inspired feel

The Gibson J-35 evolved from the Jumbo in 1936, a time when the Great Depression was still wreaking havoc on Americans. Gibson developed the J-35 to be a pared-down model that still offered musicians a warm and balanced instrument. The J-35 Faded 30s delivers every bit of the seasoned, vintage look, feel, and sound of their iconic J-35, with a satin nitrocellulose finish that only adds to its rich legacy and undeniable vintage vibe.

Discerning flattop players will love the rich, full-bodied tone from this vintage-inspired round-shoulder beauty, along with its superb playability and simple aesthetic charm.

Includes a hardshell case.

-Body Shape: J--45
-Material: Mahogany
-Top: Sitka Spruce
-Back: Mahogany
-Sides: Mahogany
-Binding: Mult-ply Top, Single-ply Back
-Neck: Mahogany
-Profile: Round
-Nut Width: 1.725"/43.815mm
-Fingerboard: Rosewood
-Scale Length: 24.75"/628.65mm
-Number of Frets: 19
-Nut: Bone
-Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots
-Bridge: Rectangular, Closed Slot
-Tuners: Grover Open Back
-Under Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
-Controls: Soundhole Mounted Volume and Tone
-Case: Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OCRS3FAN

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted December 14, 2022 by Errol W in Belmont, NH


Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Ok I searched for a decent review but only found some sound clips and and recordings that don’t give this guitar justice. First impressions are it's super light but feels unfinished. That faded they talk about cutting cost feels like raw wood like they just skipped out on finishing the guitar. Playability is flawless. Perfect right out of the box. The neck is a bit chunky but I like it. Sound is huge bold yet very even though out. From highs to lows and present mids it is very well balanced. Tye j35 has a very unique voice. In my honest opinion it’s a touch harsh like a D18 jangly twang with a Gibson growl. If I grabbed this off the rack and jammed on it before buying it I’d say it would be a tough one. I’m liking some qualities but not everything says this is the guitar for me. As far as value goes I believe this one is over priced by a lot actually. Would I order it again after playing it no. Don’t get me wrong it has its a great guitar just not one I’d go looking for.

Musical Background:

Giging artist. Studio musician

Musical Style:

Country rock alternative
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