Gibson J-185 Original Vintage Sunburst (New Guitar)
A Jumbo with unparalleled tonal balance
The J-185 is believed by many to be one of Gibson's best acoustic instruments, yet it seems to be fairly obscure, much to the delight of devoted Gibson lovers. Originally released in the early 1950s and designed to be slight smaller than its larger companion, the SJ-200, the J-185 still offers superior performance and tone. The J-185 Original maintains unsurpassed balance of lows, mids, and highs, with equal response to every note on the fretboard. Acclaimed by many as the perfect body size and shape for any player.
Top wood: Sitka spruce
Back & sides: Flame maple
Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
Body finish: Nitrocellulose
Neck shape: Slim Taper
Nut width: 1.72"
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75"
Number of frets: 20
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl parallelograms
Joint: Compound Dovetail neck-to-body
Brand: LR Baggs VTC
Configuration: Undersaddle pickup, volume and tone controls