Gibson 2020 1952 J-185 Reissue, Antique Natural VOS
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.
This is example is a used model from 2020 and is in excellent shape with no outstanding wear or major dings or nicks in the VOS finish.
Serial #23130007 Comes w/ original hard shell case
Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue
Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
628.65 mm / 24.75 in
304.8 mm / 12 in
43.81 mm / 1.724 in
Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint
Belly up, holes at rear, open slot
Truss Rod Cover
0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Period Correct Case