Gibson J-55 Natural 1978

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Starting in 1973, Gibson reissued the Jumbo 55 (produced from 1939 to 1943) as the J-55 with laminated mahogany back and sides. The J-55 was like the J-45 and J-50 of this era in its square-shoulder body. The J-55 also featured an arched back and double-x style bracing. 

Years of Production: 1939 - 1943, 1973 - 1982

Body Style: Dreadnought

Wood Composition: Laminated Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Square shoulders, long pickguard, 25 1/2-inch scale length, arched back, double-x bracing pattern

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