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USED - Gibson 1952 Custom Shop J-185 Vintage Sunburst

Great condition and nicely setup, inc case

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... See more

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Great condition and nicely setup, inc case

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.

  • Body Style: Jumbo
  • Body Shape: J-185
  • Top: Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
  • Back: Flame maple
  • Side: Flame maple
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue
  • Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
  • Body Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
  • Profile:V
  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fret Count: 20
  • Frets: Standard
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 43.81 mm / 1.724 in
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint

  • Bridge: Belly up, holes at rear, open slot
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Keystone
  • Pickguard: J-185
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
  • Bridge Pins: Bone

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