This 2014 Gibson J-185 True Vintage is part of a limited run of instruments featuring Red (Adirondack) Spruce tops. It's the first one we've had hands on, and and obvious step up from an otherwise-stock J-185 TV. The Adirondack top responds quickly yet imparts that clarity, sparkle and low end thunder the great pre-war guitars are prized for. This particular instrument shows only minimal signs of handling -- and we'd certainly characterize its condition as near-mint. A great sounding guitar if you're in the market for a small jumbo. With its original hard case.


  • Red Spruce top
  • Flamed Maple back & sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard & bridge
  • Dovetail neck joint w/hide glue
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Gloss finish
  • Gotoh tuners
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 24 3/4" scale length

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