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  • Gibson Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural
  • Gibson Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural
  • Gibson Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural
  • Gibson Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural
  • Gibson Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural
  • Gibson Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural

Gibson 1952 J-185 Natural

Article number: J185-21660010
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Gibson 1952 J-185 - Antique Natural

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.

Case Included
Setup Included
Lifetime Warranty

1952 J-185 Specifications

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

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

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

Under Saddle Pickup None

Strings 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case Period Correct Case
Accessories Includes Gibson Accessory Kit

In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice.