Though eclipsed by Gibson's glitzier J-200 and the Everly Brothers-endorsed J-180 at the time of its release, the underdog J-185 has gained quite a following among acoustic players in the know — not only due to its comfortably scaled-down Gibson Jumbo body and clean, robust studio voicing, but also thanks to a little help from high-profile artists like Alan Parsons and Chris Carrabba.

The spirit of the original J-185 lives on in Gibson's J-185 EC Modern Walnut — part of the Modern Acoustic line of guitars. The J-185 EC sees contemporized player comforts in the form of a lead-friendly Venetian cutaway and an Advanced Response neck profile. The body itself is hand built from dynamic Sitka spruce (top) and deeply figured walnut (back and sides).

This pairing delivers a unique twist on the timeless J-185 tonal cocktail, with all with the room-filling projection these early Jumbos are hailed for. Though this classic is better known for its easy recordability in the studio, the Modern Acoustic J-185 EC Modern Walnut shines onstage thanks to its onboard LR Baggs Element electronics.

Product Details:

  • Serial number: 20062050
  • Year of production: 2022
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  • J-185 EC Modern Walnut
  • Antique Natural
  • 2022
Made In
  • United States
Model Sub-Family
  • Gibson J-185 EC
Model Family
  • Gibson J-185
Sides Material
  • Walnut
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Fretboard Material
  • Walnut
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Offset Body
  • No
Back Material
  • Walnut
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Body Shape
  • Jumbo
Fretboard Radius
  • 16"
  • Gibson Montana Factory Era
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
On-board Electronics
  • Piezo Pickup
Color Family
  • Tan
Number of Frets
  • 20

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