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Gibson J-185 Natural 1951 (s389)


SKU: GJ185NAT52-1800990

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Body: Spruce top with maple back and sides

Neck: Mahogany neck with a “C” profile, 1 11/16” wide nut, rosewood fretboard, 12” radius, and split parallogram inlays

Pickups/Hardware: Kluson Deluxe tuners, no electronics

Cosmetic Condition: This guitar is looking GREAT for the age! There is some fine checking throughout the body and the top has some play wear around the sound hole and some dings and light scratches. The back and sides have some dings, scratches and retouched/buffed crack repairs. The neck is mostly smooth with some small finish chips and the headstock has some chipping / edge wear but is holding up well. This vintage J-185 is a natural beauty!

Playability: The strings are nice and low, play great, and ring out clearly across the board.

Modifications/Repairs: The neck has been reset and the tuners have been replaced. There is a repaired seam split, crack repairs, the bridge has been reglued, and there is finish touch-up and buffing at the repair sites.

Weight: 4lbs 3oz

Case: Hardshell

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