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When it was released the J-55 carried on the traditional of Gibson round shoulder acoustic instruments. It was one of four Jumbo guitars offered by Gibson in the 1930s. Decades after its original release the J-55 became extremely sought-after. The new Custom Shop 1939 J-55 features premium ebony on the fingerboard and bridge, a long-scale neck, and a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top. Distinctive custom additions include a Moustache bridge, terraced fire stripe pickguard, and a wide 1.77" nut width.
Includes: Hardshell Case and Paperwork
- Acoustic Guitar
- Thermally Aged Red Spruce Top
- Mahogany Back and Sides
- Luthiers Choice AJ Profile Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 16” Fretboard Radius
- 19 Legend Wire Frets
- 1.77” Nut Width
- Bone Saddle and Nut
- Mother of Pearl Dots Inlays
- Moustache Bridge
- Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue
- Single-Ply Top and Single-Ply Back Binding
- Open-Back Cream Button Tuners
- 4 lbs 4 oz.
- .880" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .960" Neck Thickness at 9th Fret
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