Limited Edition
Gibson Special Run J-185 Red Spruce

Gibson Special Run J-185 Red Spruce

by Gibson
Availability In Stock
£2,199.00

Overview

The J-185 Red Spruce is an eye-catching model which builds on the traditional foundation of Gibsons flat top J-185 body style, first introduced in 1951.

This is a very limited, Special Run model, with just 75 of these guitars available worldwide.

One of the most fabled Gibsons of all time, this August Limited Edition J-185 is enhanced with an Adirondack red spruce top and gorgeous big leaf maple back and sides. The more exotic Adirondack Red Spruce produces a robust output and has a higher volume ceiling than the traditional Sitka spruce tops, allowing it to be driven more aggressively for greater volume without distortion. Given the natural rich, lush harmonic voice offered by a baby jumbo, this rare tonewood makes an ideal pairing for immaculately clear tone.

Gibson are continually refining and improving the playability of their guitars, and this Special Run employs some of Gibson's contemporary features to make this a superb all-rounder. The rosewood fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the natural contours of your hand, while a hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard helps optimise the wood's natural vibrancy. A state-of-the-art, German engineered Plek set-up creates the finest playing surface possible, alongside new polishing compounds for an immaculate Sunburst finish.

Only 75 examples of this beautifully customized 1950's model will be made, each sporting classic J-185 appointments, including iconic crosses inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the bridge. An instantly rare and collectible Gibson, so don't miss out on the opportunity to own this very exclusive instrument!

Specs:

  • Sunburst Finish
  • Jumbo Body Size
  • Aged Red Spruce Top
  • Maple Back and Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • "D" Neck Profile
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 24-3/4" Scale Length
  • 1.725" Nut Width
  • Mother of Pearl Split Parallelogram Inlays
  • 4-Ply Top and Back Binding
  • Rosewood Belly Up Bridge with Tusq Saddle
  • Gotoh Keystone Tuners
  • L.R. Baggs Pickup

 

Specification

SKU119877
Weight5.0000
MPNJ885RSGH1
Case Includedhard case
Scale Length24.75"
Nut Width1.725"
Neck Woodmahogany
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left Handedright handed
Fingerboardrosewood fingerboard
Body SizeFull SIze
Body Materialspruce top, maple body

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Staff in the shop are absolutely brilliant
The chap that served us was brilliant. He knew so much about the guitars and really helpful. We weren't buying the most expensive guitar in the shop but we were treated like we were. We also used the price match guarantee. Honestly couldn't be happier.
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