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Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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      Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (H94886)

The modern equivalent of Gibson's historically celebrated original round-shoulder flat-top.

Introduced in 1936, the J-35 was Gibson's answer to a call for a quality, handcrafted guitar with unrivaled tone and an incredible price. The 2013 J-35 is the modern equivalent of that original round-shoulder flat-top with Gibson's historically celebrated, full-bodied acoustic tone.

Reborn for the same reasons that brought the original to the market, the J-35 is handcrafted with solid tonewoods and all the acclaimed skill of Gibson Acoustic’s luthiers of Bozeman, Montana. The spruce top and mahogany back and sides produce the warm, expressive tone sought after by renowned artists, acoustic connoisseurs, record producers and sound engineers.

The short-scale neck with dovetail neck-to-body joint, attached with traditional hot hide glue, provides for smooth tonal response and easy playing. An Antique Natural finish hand-sprayed with Gibson's signature nitrocellulose lacquer preserves the natural grain and lends a clean, modern look, while enhancing the guitar’s resonance.

A unique fire stripe pickguard, multi-ply top binding and soundhole rosette, and a Gibson script and banner logo make it easy to distinguish the J-35 in the family of round-shoulder dreadnoughts. Equipped with an L.R. Baggs Element pickup, the J-35 is a go-to favorite for vocal accompaniment on stage or in the studio. Includes case.

Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • 100% American-made quality Gibson handcrafted construction throughout
    Mahogany for a warm-balanced tone
    Short scale neck for easy playing
    Mother of Pearl dot inlay on fretboard & bridge
    L.R. Baggs Element pickup
    Includes case.

Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
    Body Type: J-45 Series
    Top: Sitka Spruce Top
    Back and Sides: Mahogany Back and Sides
    Binding: Multi-ply Top Binding, Single Ply Back Binding, Traditional Rosette
    Bracing: Scalloped Top Bracing


    Species: Mahogany
    Profile: Round
    Thickness: 1.725" at Nut
    Truss Rod: Single Action

    Neck Fit
    Joint Compound: Dovetail
    Construction: Joint at 14th Fret
    Adhesive: Hide Glue


    Species: Rosewood
    Frets: 20
    Scale Length: 24-3/4"
    Radius: 12" Radius
    Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire
    Inlays: 1/4" mother-of-pearl dot
    Adhesive: Premium Titebond
    Material: Tusq
    Width: 1.725"
    Type: Traditional AJ
    Angle: 17 Degrees
    Inlay: Gold Script and Banner Gibson Decal
    Truss Rod Cover: Black
    Tuning Keys
    Type: White Button Vintage Tuners
    Plating: Nickel
    Ratio: 15:1
    Type: Traditional Rectangle
    Material: Rosewood
    Pickguard: 40's Style Firestripe
    Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack
    Strings: .011" - .052" Gibson Light Guage
    Preamp: L.R. Baggs Element
    Sealer: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Antique: Natural
    Type: Gibson Standard Hardshell Case
    Case Exterior: Black Tolex
    Case Interior: Blue Fabric

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  • Great Guitar at Great Price

    As reviewed by Jeremy Shere on 10/28/2013

    I'm not a guitar expert or anything. I can't opine with authority about the nuts and bolts of the Gibson J-35. But what I can say is that this guitar simply plays and sounds great. I was playing a really nice Taylor 414 when I got wind of this new Gibson, and instantly became intrigued. Once I got my hands on the J-35 I knew I had to trade in the Taylor. Without getting too technical about it, what makes the J-35 so great is its find balance of meaty lows and crisp highs. Up and down the neck, wherever your fingers take you, the tone is rich and true and makes whatever you're playing sound better. If you've been longing for a Gibson acoustic/electric but don't have multiple thousands of dollars to invest, the J-35 is for you.

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  • WOW!

    As reviewed by ANDY BLACKBURN on 7/22/2013

    Gorgeous to look at and sounds pristine! This is whole lot of guitar for a fairly reasonable price..especially for a Gibson! This is a real keeper!

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  • Gibson J-35

    As reviewed by david bible on 5/31/2013

    The J-35 is a very simplistic and beautiful dreadnought. Nothing fancy in appointments or ornaments ;but elegant in it`s own right with a lovely honey colored mahogany back and sides and a tight grained sitka spruce top.The tone and overall sound of this guitar is incredible. I have owned several J-45s in the past and none of them can hold a candle to this J-35. It truly is a mahogany cannon. The short scale is very easy to play and resonates big time with a bright woody and sonorus punch.The quality is pure Gibson hand made and fit and finish is flawless.This is a fairly light guitar and the neck is tremendous to navigate.Upon taking my J-35 to my luither for a set up we discovered that the saddle was bone and not tusk as stated in the specs. The saddle is not compensated,but so far no issues with tuning are present. I can`t seem to put it down, maybe because it is new and am basically a fan of rosewood acoustics in general. I own other Gibsons ,Martins, and Bourgeious guitars that are all rosewood and this hog definitely competes in most catgories. I also compared it to my D-18GE and it is much brighter with less bass.Well I could go on and on. I thank Guitar Center in Richmond ,Va for having this great guitar,as I demoed one all over the state and their`s sounded the best and I was able to get a great price match against their competitors.

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