Gibson J-185 Original, Vintage Sunburst
Gibson J-185 Original Overview by GAK.
A new year, a new decade and a fantastic new Gibson Guitars product lineup that is sure to have something for everyone. After a very successful relaunch in 2019, the Gibson Montana range has drawn inspiration from it's roots while offering the very best in modern luthiery technques to deliver a true modern classic. Adding to the infamous Gibson Acoustic J-45 series you now have the Gibson '50s J-45 Original in Vintage Sunburst and Ebony, The Gibson '60s J-45 Original in Ebony and Wine Red plus the highly anticipated Gibson Slash J-45 in Vermillion Burst and November Burst. A few additions to the Jumbo lineup such as the Gibson J-185 Original, the Gibson SJ200 Original available in Antique Natural and Vintage Sunburst and the Custom Shop year specific Gibson 1957 SJ200 availbale in Antique Natural and Vintage Sunburst. Other notable additions are the Gibson Southern Jumbo Original, Gibson Hummingbird Original and the Gibson '50s LG-2 to name a few.
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 slight smaller than its larger companion, the SJ-200, the J-185 still offers superior performance and tone. The J-185 Original maintains unsurpassed balance of lows, mids, and highs, with equal response to every note on the fretboard. Acclaimed by many as the perfect body size and shape for any player.
- Material Mahogany
- Profile Slim Taper
- Scale Length 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius 12"
- Number Of Frets 20
- Frets Standard
- Nut Material Bone
- Nut Width 1.725"
- Inlays Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
- Joint Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body
- Body Shape J-185
- Top Sitka spruce
- Back Flame maple
- Side Flame maple
- Bracing Traditional hand scalloped X-bracing
- Binding Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
- Finish Nitrocellulose
- Tuner Plating Nickel
- Bridge Traditional belly up
- Saddle Material Bone
- Tuning Machines Gotoh Keystone
- Pickguard J-185
- Truss Rod Cover Black and White
- Bridge Pins Tusq
- Under Saddle Pickup LR Baggs VTC
- Controls Volume and Tone controls
- Strings 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
- Accessories Includes Gibson Accessory Kit