Building on its heritage, the Gibson J-185 Electro Acoustic Guitar keeps everything that has made Gibson’s range of jumbos so legendary and adds modern aesthetical appointments to already existing classic ones. Evidently the sound that has seen Gibson jumbos retain their popularity is in place with warm low end and rich treble in attendance, creating a tonal dynamism that makes this acoustic guitar perfect for many musical genres.
The Adirondack aged red spruce top combined with the big leaf maple back and sides are what provides the J-185 with its warm voice and is complete with 4 ply cream binding. Red spruce tonewood has been used for many years and gives the guitar a tonal depth and resonance. This also has a slightly smaller feel making it a jumbo that is suitable for guitarists of different sizes. The J-185 comes in a majestic burst finish that has a smooth, higher gloss appearance as Gibson have used a finer grain sandpaper to polish the guitar.
Married to the maple body of the J-185 is a single piece mahogany neck which is set to a contour profile and reinforced by Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive for a firm playing experience. Aboard the mahogany neck is a 20-fret Rosewood fingerboard that has softened edges for an extra comfortable feel. Gibson have taken extra care with the mahogany by hand-rubbing oil into the fingerboard and bridge to ensure that this guitar stands the test of time. To finish, the neck is decorated with split Paralellogram inlays made from Mother of Pearl, and this material is also used to construct the headstock block and crown logo.
HARDWARE AND ELECTRONICS
The J-185 jumbo is fitted with the L.R. Baggs pickup which is an active, under-saddle transducer design with a subtle finish. This pickup has all the ability to transform your acoustic sound when amplified.
The bridge is constructed from Rosewood and adorned with embellishing Maltese crosses at either side. The German-engineered Plek system is second to none for a truly comfortable feel. The J-185 is fitted with nickel-plated Grover tuners on the headstock for precise, accurate tuning to a 14:1 ratio.
The J-185 is a limited edition in a rare burst finish with a tortoise pickguard for added protection when playing.
Gibson as always have produced yet another stunning jumbo electro-acoustic guitar in the J-185 model, and to ensure that it is protected against damage and dirt, it comes with a black hardshell case and Gibson owner’s manual.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 J-185 Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Jumbo Guitar Size Full Top Material Red Spruce Back & Side Material Maple Neck Material Single-piece Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Paralellogram Number of Frets 20 Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Tortoise Bridge Rosewood with Tusq saddle Tuning Machines Nickel-plated Grover tuners Finish Sunset Burst Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case Owner's Manual
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