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One of the most fabled Gibson’s 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 it's 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. A rare model, but highly desired by artist and performers worldwide.
Includes: Hardshell Case and Paperwork
- Acoustic Guitar
- Thermally Aged Sitka Spruce Top
- Flame Maple Back and Sides
- “V” Profile Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 24-3/4" Scale Length
- 12” Fretboard Radius
- 19 Legend Wire Frets
- 1.725” Nut Width
- Bone Saddle and Nut
- Mother of Pearl Parallelogram Inlays
- Belly Up Open Slot Bridge
- Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X-bracing with hide glue
- Multi-Ply Top and Multi-Ply Back Binding
- Gold Gotoh Keystone Tuners
- 4 lbs, 1 oz.
- .840" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .900" Neck Thickness at 9th Fret
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