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.
Includes: Hardshell Case and Paperwork
- Acoustic Guitar
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Flame Maple Back and Sides
- Slim Taper Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard
- 24-3/4" Scale Length
- 20 Frets
- 1.72” Nut Width
- Bone Nut
- Mother of Pearl Parallelogram Inlays
- Traditional Belly Up Adjustable Bridge
- Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
- Multi-Ply Top and Single-Ply Back Binding
- 4 lbs 6 oz.
- .820" Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .880" Neck Thickness at 9th Fret
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