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
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)
Neck wood: Mahogany 1-piece
Scale length: 24.75"
Number of frets: 20
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
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
Saddle & nut: Nubone/Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Inlays
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
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