Here we have a 1940 Gibson J-35 that sounds truly heavenly. Plays great, too, with a hefty but not too big neck. (See Specs below.) The guitar had a neck reset performed by the esteemed luthiers at Portland Fretworks about six years ago. The condition is excellent considering the age of the instrument. There are a few small scattered dings and scratches, plus two small filled and re-touched holes, one on the bass side of the upper bout and one on the treble side of the lower bout, but they were very neatly done and they don’t stand out. Aside from the two filled holes and a replaced Bone saddle, this 1940 J-35 is totally original.
Basic Specs: Nickel 3-on-a-plate tuners with original buttons. Comfortable 1 11/16 Ebony nut. Mahogany neck with a 24.75 inch scale length. Neck depth is 1 inch at the first fret and 1.12 inches at the twelfth fret. Rosewood fingerboard with 19 frets (in very good condition) and a 12 inch radius. Original Rosewood bridge with a replacement intonated Bone saddle, also installed by Portland Fretworks. Firestripe pickguard.
We’ve had a lot of fine vintage Gibson acoustics in the shop, but this ranks among the very best. Comes with a modern hardshell case.
Case: Modern Hardshell Case
Weight: 3 pounds 15 ounces
Condition: Excellent Vintage Condition
Modifications: Two filled and touched up holes, one on upper bass side bout and one on the lower treble side bout; replaced Bone saddle
Comments: A very special guitar with superlative tone.