The Gibson 2018 J-35 Electro Acoustic Guitar with Antique Natural finish is a truly beautiful model. Since its introduction, the J-35 has been the model of choice for many guitarists thanks to its combination of elegant style and superb durability. The 2018 model adheres to the same comfortable feel alongside sublime finishing appointments, and each one is supplied with a Gibson hardshell case to keep it in pristine condition.
Solid J-35 Build Quality
The 2018 J-35 is a sumptuous model, and Gibson have gone the extra mile to guarantee that the build quality is as solid as the finish is beautiful. Built to the round shoulder shape one would expect in a J-35, the body back and sides are crafted using mahogany. The superior warmth produced by the mahogany establishes a hearty mid-range energy, which is maximised by the jumbo body shape.
Paired with the mahogany is a flat top made from Sitka spruce, which acts as the perfect soundboard thanks to its naturally resonant character. To improve projection and resonance, hand-scalloped x-bracing supports the soundboard by enabling it to resonate unimpeded but prevents unwanted buckling or warping over time. The superior projection of the spruce combines with the tonewoods and jumbo body to deliver a wide dynamic range.
The antique natural finish is protected by a coating of nitrocellulose lacquer, which prevents premature damage from affecting the tonewoods. The sophisticated 4-ply binding ties together the top and sides, whilst the unique J-35 Firestripe pickguard accentuates the finish.
Sturdy mahogany neck
A round-profile single-piece mahogany neck has been fitted to the body – via an exquisite dovetail joint at the 14th fret – to guarantee strength and stability during performances, as well as optimising resonance and sustain throughout the guitar. Married to the neck is a sublime 19-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with mother-of-pearl dot position inlays to guide your way in style.
L.R. Baggs Elements VTC Pickup System
The Gibson 2018 J-35 is equipped with the L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system, which includes a pre-attached Element pickup, and all-discrete endpin preamp. The system translates the acoustic majesty of the J-35 with the utmost transparency when you play plugged into an amplifier or P.A. system, giving you the freedom to take to the biggest of stages with total confidence.
The soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls allow you to control your output discreetly, whilst the built-in low frequency crossover prevents any unwanted low-end grunt from over-powering your signal and allows the natural timbre of the J-35 to sing with the utmost clarity.
Select Hardware Appointments
Fitted to the headstock you'll find the Gotoh white button tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity with absolute precision. The Tusq nut at the top of the neck works dutifully between the traditional rectangular closed slot rosewood bridge with Tusq saddle, and tuning machines to guarantee stable tuning, intonation, and to optimise sustain.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 J-35 Custom Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Round Shoulder Guitar Size Full Top Material Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Mahogany Bracing Hand-Scalloped Advanced X-bracing Binding Multi-ply top, single-ply back Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Round Neck Width 1.725-inch Neck Joint Compound Dovetail Neck-to-Body Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Frets 19 Number of Strings 6 Nut Tusq Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Dots Pickguard J-35 Firestripe Bridge Rectangular Closed Slot Rosewood Tuning Machines Gotoh White Button Electronics L.R. Baggs Element VTC Finish Antique Natural Included Accessories Gibson Standard Hardshell Case
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