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Gibson J-185 Original Vintage Sunburst (New Guitar)

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$4,199 USD$3,649 USD
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Serial No.22060050

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.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body

  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Flame maple
  • Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right-handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Nut width: 1.72″
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl parallelograms
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail neck-to-body

Electronics

  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: LR Baggs VTC
  • Configuration: Undersaddle pickup, volume and tone controls
  • Tuner: No

Other

  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Keystone
  • Bridge: Traditional belly up
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit