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Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1952 J-185 2023 Antique Natural

Regular price £4,199.00

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This is a Custom Shop creation, crafted in Bozeman Montanna a 1952 Gibson J-185 Antique Natural finish 2023,

In perfect condition and played just a handful of times by its single previous owner, as new and in mint condition,

It is sold with all original case accessories and Gibson original packaging!

Not all J-185s are equal, the build quality and level of finish on this fine custom shop guitar is staggering.

A faithful reproduction of the famous original J-185, this legacy series guitar is not to be confused with lesser examples,

Even the Nitro finish looks and feels like a vintage Gibson, they have done a remarkable job replication the 1952 original,

With a thermally aged solid Sitka Spruce top on Flame Maple back and sides, it has a deep, resonant, and really powerful sound. It's immediately recognizable and serves well both fingerpicking and strumming big chords. Very versatile and comfortable to play as it is not as large as a Jumbo,

With a beautiful Rosewood fingerboard, the J-185 features mother-of-pearl parallelogram inlays, a 12" radius, 24.75" scale length, and a "V" neck profile.

It comes with a bone saddle and nut as well as Gotoh Keystone tuners. It's comfortable, poised, and ready to play.

With such a stunning natural sound it really holds its own at the lower end, it offers great projection and balance without compromising on note clarity and headroom.

Sold with its original Lifton-style Gibson hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, and paperwork,

·We are an appointment-only, store. All instruments are handled by Motomusic employees only.

·We are always happy to consider quality part exchange instruments here.

·Fast WORLDWIDE Shipping Available! Please contact us for more details.



Returns Policy

All products can be returned within 7 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs.


You can choose your shipping method during checkout. This item ships from CARDIFF, United Kingdom via:

Local Pickup
£20 Standard Shipping

Please allow 2-3 working days for packaging and delivery. I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message.

Shipping Rates:


United Kingdom:   £20
United States:  £150
European Union:  £60
Everywhere else:  £200


Gibson Custom Shop Historic 1952 J-185 2023 Antique Natural

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