Description

Gibson Custom Shop 1952 J-185 in Vintage Sunburst

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The J-185 is a smaller body version of Gibson’s jumbo body acoustic. The guitar maintains that large tone packed in a small body. The Nitro VOS, thermally aged top, and traditional specs give the guitar a true vintage feel.

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