Gibson J-185 Modern Classic Vintage Sunburst Electro Acoustic Guitar (pre-owned)

Gibson J-185 Modern Classic Vintage Sunburst Electro Acoustic Guitar (pre-owned)

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The first Gibson J-185 was introduced in 1951, giving players a broader choice of flat-top acoustic guitars. It quickly became a hit. With a slightly smaller body than Gibson's fabled Super Jumbos, the J-185 offers an excellent alternative for players seeking a smaller body style without sacrificing acoustic power and projection.


  • Gibson J-185 Modern Classic Vintage Sunburst Electro Acoustic Guitar (pre-owned)

    The first Gibson J-185 was introduced in 1951, giving players a broader choice of flat-top acoustic guitars. It quickly became a hit. With a slightly smaller body than Gibson's fabled Super Jumbos, the J-185 offers an excellent alternative for players seeking a smaller body style without sacrificing acoustic power and projection.

    Main Features

    • Model - Gibson J-185 Modern Classic
    • Colour - Vintage Sunburst
    • Serial - 03179018
    • Year - 2009
    • Case - Original Gibson Hard Shell
    • Condition - Excellent +
    • Extras - Complete with original paperwork, Gibson leather Strap, Fishman Aura Elipse Electronics
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    Traditionally, the J-185 features a body length of 20 1/4 inches, a width of 16 inches, and a body depth of 4 7/8 inches, producing an big sound with clear acoustics, making it equally impressive for powerful strumming or delicate fingerpicking, and everything in between.

    Every Gibson Acoustic Guitar Features:
    • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish for beauty and tone.
    • Hand-fit, tapered dovetail joint to maximise sound vibration transfer from the
    neck to body.
    • Radius top to maximise sound projection
    • Hand-scalloped top bracing for added strength and a light top
    Traditional 1950's model.
    All Modern Classic guitar models feature:
    • Grover Rotomatic Tuners
    • Bone nut and Tusq saddle
    • New 'Big Sky' radiused fingerboard edge
    • Industry's finest electronics
    • Premium hardshell case
    • Distinctive new labels
    Handcrafted In Bozeman, Montana

    BODY
    Body Style: Jumbo
    Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
    Back And Sides: AAA Flame Maple
    Body Binding: 4-Ply Top And Back
    NECK
    Species: Mahogany
    Scale: 24-3/4 Inch
    Profile: V Profile
    FINGERBOARD
    Species: Rosewood
    Binding: Single-Ply
    Inlay: MOP Parallelograms
    Nut Width: 1.725
    Other Inlays: Abalone Rosette
    BRIDGE
    Bridge:Traditional Gibson Rosewood Bridge
    Bridge Inlay: 2 MOP Dots
    Pins: White
    HARDWARE
    Tuners: Nickel Grovers
    Pickguard: Tortoise J-185
    Pickup: Fishman Aura Ellipse Active Electronics With Sound Hole Mounted Controls
    OTHER
    Late 1950'S Style Pickguard
    Case:Premium Hardshell

    All our pre-owned guitars and basses are sold freshly set-up & fully serviced in our state-of-the-art guitar workshop. The pre-sale service includes a 21 point check, including:
    • brand new strings
    • action
    • electronic components
    • neck angle and truss rod adjustment
    • hardware
    • fretwork
    • clean and condition inc fretboard
    • saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
    • nut
    The Absolute multi point pre sales service & setup is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
    More images are available on request. For more information*, call the guitar department on 01202 597 180 or email at [email protected]

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  • Additional Information

    On demo in store No
    Brand Gibson
    Condition Pre-owned
    Body Type Jumbo

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