The Gibson J-185 is currently out of production, but was built in Bozeman, Montana, and this example from 2012 was produced under the care of Ren Ferguson. It features a Sitka Spruce top and Eastern Maple for the back and sides, with mahogany for the neck and rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. Split parallelogram position markers are done in mother of pearl. A Fishman Aura Pro pickup system was stock on these guitars.

I love handling these - they are wonderfully responsive with a great sound and are very playable. This guitar is an excellent example of the Gibson J-185, in very good condition, with only minor wear. It's been played enough to be opening up its tone, and it sounds just great as a strumming rhythm or fingerstyle guitar, with lots of clarity, articulation and projection. The original Gibson case by TKL is included.

This is a consignment piece. Prices shown are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at

Year Condition Color Case
2012 Excellent Natural Maple Original Hard


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