Gibson 1952 J185 Vintage Sunburst

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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, a Sitka spruce top and Maple back and sides for its construction. This Custom Historic 1952 J-185 is enhanced with a Thermally Aged Sitka Spruce top and gorgeous flame Maple back and sides. Sporting classic J-185 appointments including iconic Maltese crosses inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the open slot bridge, this is a rare model, but highly desired by artists and performers worldwide.
Body Shape: J-185
Top: Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
Back: Flame maple
Sides: Flame maple
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS


Material: Mahogany
Profile: V
Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 20
Frets: Standard
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.72" / 43.81mm
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint


Tuner Plating: Gold
Bridge: Belly up, holes at rear, open slot
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Keystone
Pickguard: J-185
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Bridge Pins: Bone


Strings Gauge: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Period Correct Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
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EAN 711106037400
UPC 711106037400
Manufacturer Gibson
Model 1952 J185 VS
Condition New
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