Gibson J-185 2002 . Click to enlarge

Gibson J-185 2002

Price: $2855.00

Condition: excellent

Case: original hard

This Gibson J-185 is in excellent condition featuring figured maple back and sides, mahogany neck and a sitka spruce top. It's had a new bone nut and saddle made by our luthier and is set up beautifully! With traditional hand scalloped X-bracing and the jumbo body-style this instrument effortlessly projects an iconic, balanced tone. The slim taper neck profile and 24.75 in scale length lends itself to ease of playing and comfort! There's some light fabric swirling and surface level pick marks, still a pretty light amount of wear for a 22 year old used instrument. 

Below you can find additional specifications and a description from the manufacturer:

"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."

- Gibson


Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

Fretboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in

Nut Width: 43.81 mm / 1.724 in

Fretcount: 20

Under Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs VTC

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