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... Read More

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: LR Baggs
  • Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
  • Preamp EQ: Not applicable
  • Feedback filter: Not applicable
  • Tuner: Not applicable
  • Other
  • 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
  • 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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