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Gibson J-185 New Vintage Sunburst Acoustic #13111010 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Built to vintage specs, this J-185 New Vintage is a real Bluesman's delight!  


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Condition: Used, Excellent

Punchy and forward without being super bright or crispy, this is what the Gibson sound is all about.  The best models, vintage and vintage-inspired alike are all able to be both aggressive and warm and this J-185 New Vintage, made in a limited run, is a prime example of that.  The even-shorter scale length (24.5) offers fingerstyle players both comfort and the percussive thump you want out of a bigger-than-a-00 blues box.

About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: J-185 New Vintage

Serial: 13111010

Year: 2011

Body Shape: Jumbo

Top Material: Spruce

Back & Sides: Maple

Bracing: X-Bracing with Hot Hide Glue

Binding: Multi-Ply

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Soft V

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 1/2"

Number of Frets: 20

Nut Material: Aged Bone

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Paralellograms

Tuners: Gotoh with White Buttons

Truss Rod Cover: 1-Ply Black

Pickguard: Tortoise

Saddle Material: Aged Bone

Bridge: Rosewood

Electronics: NA

Case: Vintage Hardshell