Gibson J-185 Original - Vintage Sunburst

Gibson NewSKU: 276502

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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 slightly smaller than its larger companion, the SJ-200, the Gibson J-185 still offers superior performance and tone. Featuring a solid Sitka spruce top and flamed maple back and sides, this acoustic puts out the kind of warm and punchy tone you'd expect from an old Gibson. Simply put, the J-185 produces a beautifully balanced, robust tone that spans the full frequency range. In addition to these fine body tonewoods, a gorgeous mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard on the J-185 offers players impeccable response and playability. 

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  • Sitka spruce top, flame maple back, and sides
  • Slim Taper mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, mother-of-pearl parallelograms inlays
  • Gotoh Keystone tuning machines, LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup with volume and tone controls
  • Nitro Finish Body

Parkway Music is an Authorized Dealer. Our shipments are always insured and packaged securely and professionally. All of our instruments are fully inspected to meet our high-quality standards and set up by our in-house luthiers prior to shipping. Please feel free to reach out to us for setup specifications and more information!

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