Very near mint, the pickguard still has the plastic on it! Very great action, setup low with no dead notes. Great sustain! A very unique cut of wood, beautifully figured! We'd be happy to restring it with the strings of your choice upon purchase. 

LR Baggs Anthem Pickup Installed
Original Hard Case Included

From Gibson:
One of the most fabled Gibsons of all time, the J-185 was originally released in 1951. Designed to be just slightly smaller in proportion to the larger SJ-200, the J-185 used similar appointments, Sitka spruce and maple back and sides for its construction. This Custom Historic 1952 J-185 is enhanced with a Thermally Aged Sitka spruce top and gorgeous flame maple back and sides. Sporting classic J-185 appointments including iconic Maltese crosses inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the open slot bridge, this is a rare model, but highly desired by artists and performers worldwide.

Top: Thermally Aged Sitka spruce
Back: Flame maple
Side: Flame maple
Bracing: Traditional Hand Scalloped X-bracing, with hide glue
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS
Neck Material: V Shaped Mahogany
Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 20
Frets: Standard
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.72" / 43.81mm
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Parallelograms
Joint Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint
Saddle Material: Bone
Bridge Pins: Bone

2015 Gibson Custom Shop J-185

$3,999.99Price

    Yann L

    California

    These guys rule. Shipping is super fast and item was double boxed. Communication is speedy and helpful. Can't ask for more. 

    Matt S

    Wisconsin

    After going here I’ll never go through another music store if I can help it. 10/5 hands down and will work with you in any way they can.

    Greg R

    South Carolina

    Communication, handling, service, shipping, and item were all first-rate! (Morgan Music) was a true pleasure to do business with, and I'll definitely be checking back to see if they might have something I want in the future...