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  • Instrument: Jumbo

  • Brand: Gibson

  • Model: J-185

  • Finish: Natural

  • SKU: GF6614-A

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1954

  • Top: Spruce

  • Back and Sides: Maple

  • Finish Material: Gloss Nitrocellulose

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Brazilian Rosewood

  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"

  • Brace Pattern: X Brace

  • Tuners: Kluson

  • Bridge: Rosewood

  • Electronics: N/a

  • Scale Length: 24.75"

  • Nut Width: 1.688"

  • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.117"

  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

  • Case: OHSC

  • Modifications/Repairs: Refinished. Neck set, bridge reglue. Top Rebraced. Back removed. New saddle

"One of the most fabled Gibsons 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 its construction."

The very definition of a "strummer" this 1954 J-185 is a bright, big, full sounding guitar that sounds and plays just fabulously! In its history, it has had a neck set, bridge reglue, the top has been rebraced (the back removed), and it has had a new saddle. The pickguard is coming up a bit, but beyond that it is in great condition for its age, with remarkably little cosmetic wear and tear. Comes in its original case.

Gibson J-185 1954, Natural

$12,000
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    Description

    "One of the most fabled Gibsons 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 its construction."

    The very definition of a "strummer" this 1954 J-185 is a bright, big, full sounding guitar that sounds and plays just fabulously! In its history, it has had a neck set, bridge reglue, the top has been rebraced (the back removed), and it has had a new saddle. The pickguard is coming up a bit, but beyond that it is in great condition for its age, with remarkably little cosmetic wear and tear. Comes in its original case.

    Spec
    • Instrument: Jumbo

    • Brand: Gibson

    • Model: J-185

    • Finish: Natural

    • SKU: GF6614-A

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1954

    • Top: Spruce

    • Back and Sides: Maple

    • Finish Material: Gloss Nitrocellulose

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Brazilian Rosewood

    • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"

    • Brace Pattern: X Brace

    • Tuners: Kluson

    • Bridge: Rosewood

    • Electronics: N/a

    • Scale Length: 24.75"

    • Nut Width: 1.688"

    • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.117"

    • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

    • Case: OHSC

    • Modifications/Repairs: Refinished. Neck set, bridge reglue. Top Rebraced. Back removed. New saddle

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