Gibson 1952 J-185 Antique Natural

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  • Custom Shop Historic Model 
  • Vintage Original Specifications
  • Thermally Aged Sitka Spruce Top
  • Solid Flame Maple Back & Sides
  • Nitrocellulose Lacquered
  • Includes Hardshell Case 


This stunning Gibson 1952 J-185 in Antique Natural has been on display in store but is in excellent condition and will ship in its original box. We are an authorised UK dealer for Gibson guitars, so with this guitar being brand new it will come with the full warranty and quality assurances as is standard on all quality Gibson instruments.

Product Description 

The Gibson J-185 was originally released in 1951 and quickly became one of the most fabled Gibsons of all time. Designed to be slightly smaller than the SJ-200, the J-185 borrows styling tips from it's bigger relative.

The Custom Historic 1952 J-185 is made better with thermally aged sitka spruce top and a beautiful flame maple back and sides.

Adorning iconic Maltese crosses inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the open slot bridge, this guitar is a rarity for sure, highly desired by artists and performers the world over.


More Information
Product CodeCSRS8552AN
Left or Right HandRight
Number of Strings6

Body Style: Jumbo
Body Shape: J-185
Top: Thermally Aged Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Flame Maple
Bracing:Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing With Hide Glue 
Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Multi-Ply Back 
Body Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose VOS 

Profile: V
Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count: 20
Frets: Standard
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43.815 mm / 1.725 in
Inlays: Mother-Of-Pearl Parallelograms
Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint, Hot Hide Glue

Bridge: Belly Up, Holes At Rear, Open Slot 
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Keystone 
Pickguard: J-185
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Black 
Bridge Pins: Bone

Factory Fitted Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Period Correct Case
Accessories: Included Gibson Accessory Kit


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