Adirondack spruce top, Mahogany sides & back, original pickguard, original Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard, original mustache bridge w/indiviual saddles, original stairway head, original tuners, w/original hard case.

This rare model was higher level model than J-35 and made from 1939 to 1943. In 1939, Gibson made 497 J-35, but they only made 55 of J-55! It is a very rare model and you can hardly Gibson decorated it with the unique stairway step head, larger pickguard which was used on SJ-100, mustache bridge which was used for SJ-200 (w/indiviual saddles).  You can also replace the individual saddles with the one piece bone saddle with the special attachment without altering the bridge. As you can see, it is played in, but the neck condition is great and it is very comfortable to play.
Wonderful fat and powerful vintage Gibson sound! Highly recommended!

control number: 131043

Year Condition Color Case
1939 Very Good Sunburst Original Hard


Masaaki Shimasue
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
3:46 PM
11:00 am ~ 8:00 pm (Tues.~Sat.) 11:00 am ~ 7:00 pm (Sunday & Holidays) Closed on Mondays We are closed from 12/30 to 1/6 for New Year Holiday.

If you are interested in purchasing a guitar from us, we will ask you to wire transfer the money to our account and we will ship the guitar as soon as money is received. We also accept Paypal.

We can ship the guitar insured via EMS, or other shippers such as UPS. The shipping & insurance charge to US is about $250~$300 depending on a value of the guitar. Please inquire regarding shipping charges. We may not be able to ship some of the Rosewood guitar to abroad because of the CITES. Please inquire.

There is no return or refund on the international purchase. If you have any problem with the guitar, please contact us within 5 days from the time you receive the guitar.