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Gibson Limited Edition J-180 Acoustic Guitar

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The J-180 Cherry is a show stopper! Rare and collectible, this unique model, with enhanced double guards and a bright cherry finish is not to be missed. This is the first time in history that this rar... Click To Read More About This Product

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The J-180 Cherry is a show stopper! Rare and collectible, this unique model, with enhanced double guards and a bright cherry finish is not to be missed. This is the first time in history that this rare model has been offered with a solid Cherry finish. Slightly smaller body dimensions than the King of the Flat-tops, the J-180 produces powerful sound with a more nuanced volume and tonal range than its larger cousin. The solid Sitka spruce top with solid flame maple back and sides generate a clean, bright tone and powerful projection from the wide lower bout. Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Wake up "Little Susie" every day with this rare and one-of-a-kind Gibson J-180 with double pickguard in a custom hand-applied cherry nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Based upon the Gibson J-185 body design from the 1950s and made famous by artists from the Everly Brothers to Billy Joe Armstrong, this rare, limited edition J-180 Cherry was kept to a run of only 39 units for all of North America. One inch in diameter smaller than the SJ-200, the J-180/J-185 has stood the test of time and remains a popular and sought-after Gibson among players and recording artists producing a balanced tone that sparkles on the high end. Solid maple back and sides, Genuine mahogany neck attached to the body with a traditional compound dovetail neck joint using old world hide glue. Comes with a plush lined Gibson hardshell case and a limited lifetime warranty.


  • Body type: Mini Jumbo
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid maple flame
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Rounded
  • Nut width: 1.725" (48mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany 1-piece
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: LR Baggs
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Headstock overlay: Other
  • Tuning machines: Gold
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Nubone/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Inlays
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Body Style: J-180
  • Wood: Solid Sitka spruce top, flame maple back and sides
  • Binding: Multi-ply top and back, mullti-ply double-ring rosette
  • Neck: 1-piece mahogany
  • Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
  • Fingerboard: 12 radius rosewood, mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlay
  • Nut width: 1.725 Tusq
  • Scale: Short, 24 3/4
  • Bridge: Traditional rosewood belly up with Tusq saddle
  • Electronics: LR Baggs Element VTC pickup
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Grover Rotomatics
  • Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
  • Pickguard: J-180 double tortoise guards
  • Finish: Cherry, nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Dovetail neck-to-body joint, handfitted and secured with hide glue
  • ensures unequalled resonance transfer from strings to body
  • Radiused body for projection and clarity
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer finish allows the tone to mature with age
  • 100% American made, handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana
  • Black hardshell case included
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