2020 Gibson Custom Historic '52 J-185 + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Custom Historic '52 J-185
Year: 2020
Finish: Sunburst
Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight (kg): 1.86

Case: Correct Hardshell
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Gold Plated Kluson
Neck Profile: Medium C

Body Style: Jumbo
Top: Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
Back: Flamed Maple
Sides: Flamed Maple
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing

    From Gibson’s lauded Montana factory we bring you this 2020 Gibson Montana Custom Historic 1952 J-185.

    This guitar is in exquisite condition showing hardly any signs of any use. Comes with its Gibson hardshell case. A stunning example of the fine work being done at the Bozeman Factory. 

    A word from the manufacturer…

    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.


    Body Style - Jumbo

    Body Shape - J-185

    Top - Thermally Aged Sitka spruce

    Back - Flame maple

    Side - Flame maple

    Bracing - Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue

    Binding - Multi-ply top, multi-ply back

    Body Finish - Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS


    Profile - V

    Scale Length - 628.65 mm / 24.75 in

    Fingerboard Material - Rosewood

    Fingerboard Radius - 304.8 mm / 12 in

    Fret Count - 20

    Frets - Standard

    Nut Material - Bone

    Nut Width - 43.81 mm / 1.724 in

    Inlays - Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms

    Joint - Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint


    Bridge - Belly up, holes at rear, open slot

    Saddle Material - Bone

    Tuning Machines - Gotoh Keystone

    Pickguard - J-185

    Truss Rod Cover - Black

    Bridge Pins - Bone

    Availability:Out Of Stock
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