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Gibson Custom Shop

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Gibson Custom Shop - 1952 J-185 - Vintage Sunburst

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One of the most fabled Gibsons 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 its 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, this is a rare model, but highly desired by artists and performers worldwide.

Specs 

Type Acoustic

Colour

Vintage Sunburst

Orientation

Right Handed

Number of Strings

6

Body Shape

J-185

Body Material

Thermally Aged Sitka spruce; Flame Maple back and sides; Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue

Neck Material

Mahogany

Neck Shape

V

Fretboard Material

Rosewood

Number of Frets

20

Fretboard Inlays

Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms

Fretboard Radius

12"

Bridge

Belly up, holes at rear, open slot

Tuners

Gotoh Keystone

Strings

0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012

Case/ Bag

Period Correct Case

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