Crossing Platforms, Crossing Genres 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, Sitka spruce 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.
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1952 J-185 Specifications
Body Body Shape J-185 Top Thermally Aged Sitka spruce Back Flame maple Side Flame maple Bracing Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue Binding Multi-ply top, multi-ply back Finish Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
Neck 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
Hardware 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
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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