Beauty and Brawn When it was released, the J-55 carried on the tradition of Gibson round-shoulder acoustic instruments. It was one of four Jumbo guitars offered by Gibson in the 1930's, becoming extremely sought after decades after its original release. The new Custom Shop 1939 J-55 features premium ebony on the fingerboard and bridge, a long-scale neck, and a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top. Distinctive custom additions include a Moustache bridge, terraced fire stripe pickguard, and a wide 1.77" nut width.
Case Included Setup Included Lifetime Warranty
1939 J-55 Specifications
Body Body Shape Advanced Jumbo Top Thermally Aged Red spruce Back Mahogany Side Mahogany Bracing Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue Binding Single-ply top, single-ply back Finish Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
Neck Material Mahogany Profile Luthiers Choice AJ Scale Length 25.5" / 647.7mm Fingerboard Material Ebony Fingerboard Radius 12" Number Of Frets 19 Frets Legend Wire Nut Material Bone Nut Width 1.77" / 44.95mm Inlays Mother-of-pearl Dots Joint Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body
Hardware Tuner Plating Nickel Bridge Moustache, no inlay Saddle Material Bone Tuning Machines Open back cream button Pickguard Stair Step Truss Rod Cover Black Bridge Pins Bone
Electronics Under Saddle Pickup None
Miscellaneous Strings 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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