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Gibson J-185 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The handcrafted J-185 acoustic-electric guitar is part of the Gibson Acoustic Modern Classics Series of guitars. The J-185 guitar is a jumbo cutaway ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Premium acoustic-electric with onboard controls. Made with hand-selected woods.

The handcrafted J-185 acoustic-electric guitar is part of the Gibson Acoustic Modern Classics Series of guitars. The J-185 guitar is a jumbo cutaway featuring a premium Sitka spruce top and AAA flamed maple neck, back, and sides. The V-shaped profile neck is great for both chords and melody phrases. A rosewood fingerboard is beautifully inlaid with mother-of-pearl parallelograms. Binding includes 4-ply on the top and single-ply on the back and neck.

An active electronics pickup with rim control EQ and built-in tuner plus Grover Rotomatic Tuners keep your J-185 guitar always sounding its best. The traditional Gibson rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl dots and white bridge pins complete this beautiful acoustic-electric guitar.

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Handcrafted in: Bozeman, MT

Body Style: Jumbo Cutaway
Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: AAA Flamed Maple
Body Binding: 4-ply top and single-ply back

Species: Flamed Maple
Scale: 24-3/4"
Profile: V-shaped profile

Species: Rosewood
Binding: single-ply
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
Nut Width: 1.725
Other Inlays: Abalone Rosette

Bridge: Traditional Gibson Rosewood Bridge
Bridge Inlay: 2 Mother-of-pearl Dots
Pins: White

Tuners: Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Pickguard: Tortoise Custom Line
Pickups: Active electronics with rim control EQ and built-in tuner

Other Features: Abalone Rosette, Bone nut and Tusq saddle, "Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge, Industry's finest electronics, Distinctive labels
Case: Premium hardshell
Strings: Gibson Masterbuilt Premium Phosphor Bronze Wound

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J-185 Acoustic-Electric

By Inventagod

from Capitola, California

Gibson Acoustic J-185 Acoustic-Electric GuitarGibson and Martin vie for the title of finest production guitars available. I own both, and play daily. I was looking to retire my old Gibson LG-1, as it had some damage to a rib. Playability was my first concern, and after trying many guitars, the J-185 came closest to my vintage LG-1. If you can imagine a new guitar playing like an eighty-year old classic, you can appreciate my joy and surprise. Musicians who pick it up simply say this guitar plays itself. That you can plug the J-185 in and wail, is yet another facet of the jem that is this Gibson. The craftsmanship in this guitar qualifies it as heirloom material, and I assure you my sons will inherit the best.


Amazing Acoustic

By M.D. Shinn

from New Jersey Pinelands

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While running Front of House Sound for Camp Jam in the Pines, I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing some fantastic talent. One singer/songwriter named Geoff Achison impressed me to no end with his playing skills. I was also taken with this beautiful Gibson guitar so I just had to have one myself. It looks and plays like a dream. I recorded some of Geoff during that show and you can check it out. You can hear how great this axe sounds for yourself.


Great Tone

By Fishippy

from Chicago

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I've owned this guitar for over three years now. As it ages, the tone keeps getting better and better. The finish is getting a mellow as well. Brand new, the face was nearly as light as the sides of the guitar. It has slowly become more golden in color. It's an expensive axe, but you will never have buy another acoustic again.


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By Doc Miles

from Hot Springs, AR

I have been playing professionally for over 40 years and have played all most every acoustic electric guitar on the market. This guitar,the Gibson J-185ec, is the only guitar on the market to own and play. It sounds great plugged into my P.A., and my marshal valvestate. anything I plug it into is great. It is wonderful unplugged. And it came flawless. I have no regrets and will never let it go. On stage, it is the envy of ever guitarist that hears it and sees it. I won't let anybody else play it, it's mine.

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