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Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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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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  • Went in to buy a Taylor, walked out with this one.

    As reviewed by Justin Lowrie on 4/29/2014

    I'm surprised on a couple of thing. I went in to buy a Taylor 314CE (still a great guitar) but saw this one and played it. The reason I like Taylors are the nice neck and playability. I picked this up and it was immediately comfortable. Short scale (I think, it seems like it) and very comfortable. I was also surprised, and didn't even know, it has electronics. A hidden Baggs pickup. I thought this was just an acoustic. I wasn't looking for an acoustic electric but If I do need it, it's there. Great case with blue lining.

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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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