2003 Gibson J185 – £2199
NEW ARRIVAL The J185 is the ideal guitar for someone who wants a J200 but finds them too big and bulky to play. It’s 16 1/4″ wide with a scale length of 24 3/4″ rather than a J200 which is 16 7/8″ wide and has a scale length of 25 1/2″. Not only is the J185 more comfortable to play, but because of it’s smaller dimensions the guitar packs more of a punch in the mids and trebles allowing it to cut through more in a band situation, working very well for both strumming and fingerstyle. Other than it’s size, the spec is very similar to a J200, with AAA grade Sitka Spruce top, and AAA grade Flamed Maple back and sides. The guitar also features a 50’s style tortoise pickguard, split parallelogram fingerboard inlays, and Maltese Cross bridge inlays. The guitar is in good condition, with a reasonable amount of playwear, and a small oversprayed area on the lower bout, bass side. The neck is very comfortable and the playing action is very good. At 20 years old the tone’s matured very well, and will only continue to improve in the future. It comes in a Hiscox flight case.