Gibson 2016 J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

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A true classic done up with modern features, the 2016 Gibson J-35 has a comfortable, PLEK-treated fretboard with a softened edge for ultimate comfort.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone

The J-35 is a modern affordable version of an historical Gibson guitar. Handcrafted exclusively from solid tone-woods, sitka spruce and mahogany. Featuring vintage 1930's advanced Xbracing pattern resulting in outstanding projection. The 2016 J-35 is the modern equivalent of that original round-shoulder flat-top with Gibson's historically celebrated, full-bodied acoustic tone. The J-35 includes many vintage touches including, firestripe pickguard, script and banner decal, and Gotoh white button tuners.


- 2016 engraved truss rod cover
- Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand
- Comprehensive Plek assisted setup for perfect action a superior performance
- Penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy
- Upgraded to an LR Baggs Anthem pickup system with Volume, Tone, and Compression

- Electronics: Baggs Element VTC
- Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh White Button
- Pickguard: .030 Firestripe
- Bridge: Rectangular, rosewood closed slot, MOP dots
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Fingerboard: 12" radius, rosewood with MOP dot inlay
- Bracing: Traditional scalloped x-bracing
- Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
- Neck: Mahogany, slim-taper profile with 1.725" Tusq nut
- Finish: Antique Natural, nitrocellulose lacquer
- Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back, multi-ply single ring rosette
- Wood: Sitka spruce top, mahogany back & sides
- Body Style: Round shoulder J-45

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted December 4, 2016 by Tom Cooper in Pomeroy, WA

"Very nice guitar."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I've had this J35 since August. I liked it then and love it now. Top quality woods and excellent build quality are plain to see. The action is a bit higher than I like but not mushy or hard on the fingers. Sweet to pick or strum. A bit "woody" in the tone compared to a mahogany J-45 great for all the styles I've ever played. Every bit what you want from a Gibson.

Musical Background:

More than thirty years casual and some gigs.

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