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Gibson J-185 Original Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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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 Gibs...Click To Read More About This Product
One of Gibson's best acoustic-electrics with Sitka spruce top and flame maple back and sides.
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 slighty smaller than its larger companion, the SJ-200, the Gibosn 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. The Gibson J-185 Original acoustic-electric is acclaimed by many as the perfect body size and shape for any player.
- Sitka spruce top, flame maple back and sides
- Slim Taper mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, mother-of-pearl parallelograms inlays
- Gotoh Keystone tuning machines, LR Baggs VTC undersaddle pickup with volume and tone controls
- Nitro-finished body
One of Gibson's best acoustic instruments. Order today.
- Top wood: Sitka spruce
- Back & sides: Flame maple
- Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
- Body finish: Nitrocellulose
- Orientation: Right-handed
- Neck shape: Slim Taper
- Nut width: 1.72"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Number of frets: 20
- Inlays: Mother-of-pearl parallelograms
- Joint: Compound Dovetail neck-to-body
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: LR Baggs VTC
- Configuration: Undersaddle pickup, volume and tone controls
- Tuner: No
- Tuning machines: Gotoh Keystone
- Bridge: Traditional belly up
- Saddle & nut: Bone
- Number of strings: 6
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
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- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
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