Gibson Acoustic J-185 EC Rosewood (No Longer Available)
6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Honduras Mahogany Neck, and Ebony Fingerboard - Antique Natural
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A Great Sounding Piece of Gibson's HistoryThe Gibson J-185 EC Rosewood gives you legendary Gibson tone and build quality with great onboard electronics by Fishman. This jumbo offers easy playability, thanks to its 24-3/4" scale and comfortable maple neck. The body size of the J-185 combines with its solid spruce top and Indian rosewood back/sides construction to give you a powerful, rich tone that you simply won't find in other guitars. Other features, such as the ebony fingerboard with split-block inlays, multi-ply binding, and Grover Rotomatic tuning machines make this top-notch guitar sing like a real vintage J-185!
Gibson J-185 EC Rosewood Jumbo Acoustic at a Glance:
A history-making Gibson
One of the most-fabled flat-top guitars Gibson ever produced is the Gibson J-185. Introduced in 1951 and discontinued in '59, only 270 natural-finish and 648 sunburst J-185s were originally made. Guitarists from delta bluesman Skip James to Sons of the Pioneers guitarist Ken Curtis played it as their instrument of choice. Why? In the words of Gibson's Fabulous Flat-top Guitars (Miller-Freeman, 1994), "The J-185 is one of the nicest Gibson flat-tops ever built." Many players and collectors bemoan the fact Gibson made so few of them. Now you can enjoy this legendary guitar!
Why do Gibson jumbos sound so distinctive? Why do these guitars project so well? A lot has to do with the confluence of design, construction, and the experience of gifted craftsmen. Gibson jumbos have always had a reputation for being able to cut through in live situations, with a throaty yet rich, balanced tone that made them popular in all genres. The J-185's solid spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and mahogany neck are handmade from high-quality tonewoods that will only improve with age.
Vintage feel in a modern-day guitar
Though the design is over a half-century old, one of Gibson's wisest decisions has been to know not to fix something that certainly isn't broken. The winning design of the J-185 has stayed essentially intact since its initial production, and just a strum will let you know the magic is still there. This J-185 EC Rosewood is a real looker, too, featuring a double-ring abalone rosette, as well as a distinctive vintage-style finish. This guitar oozes classic vibe right out of the case!
Gibson J-185 EC Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Features:
The Gibson J-185 EC Rosewood is a great-sounding piece of Gibson history!
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Gibson Acoustic J-185 EC Rosewood
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