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Gibson Limited Edition J-185 Birdseye Maple Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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This limited edition J-185 Birdseye Maple is a superstar. With a slightly smaller body dimension than the Super Jumbo, the J-185 produces substantial power and projection in a smaller package. This li... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This limited edition J-185 Birdseye Maple is a superstar. With a slightly smaller body dimension than the Super Jumbo, the J-185 produces substantial power and projection in a smaller package. This limited features solid hand-selected birdseye maple for visual prowess accompanied by the bright, clear tones maple produces. Combined with the award-winning L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup system, this limited edition run of 50 will appeal to players and collectors looking for a truly unique guitar. Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Birdseye Maple can be all but impossible to find, especially in dimensions large enough to build a guitar. Birdseye occurs in far less than .1% of all maple trees, mostly in hard maple species, and can be very difficult to work. Gibson was fortunate enough to find enough very select Birdseye maple to produce 26 of these exquisite rare birds for all of North America.

Based on the Gibson J-185 popular since the 1950s with artists as from the Everly Brothers to Billy Joe Armstrong, this Custom Shop J-185 complements the very special Birdseye maple with abalone trim on the top and bottom of the guitar. A Baggs Element pickup system helps reproduce the most natural sounds emanating from this one of a kind Gibson. Protected by a very light, hand-applied nitrocellulose lacquer finish and plush lined Gibson hardshell case, and the famous Gibson Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Features
  • Body
  • Body type: Mini Jumbo
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid maple
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Rounded
  • Nut width: 1.725" (48mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: 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
Specifications
    • Body Style: J-180
    • Wood: Sitka spruce top, birdseye maple back & sides
    • Binding: Multi-ply top and back, abalone top trim
    • Bracing: Traditional scalloped X bracing
    • Neck: Mahogany, round profile with 1.725” Tusq nut
    • Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
    • Fingerboard: 12” radius, bound rosewood with mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlay
    • Scale: Short, 24 3/4”
    • Bridge: Belly up rosewood with Tusq saddle
    • Electronics: L.R. Baggs VTC
    • Tuning Machines: Gold Grover Rotomatics
    • Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
    • Finish: Antique Natural, 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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