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Gibson 1939 J-55, Faded Vintage Sunburst

From the Gibson website: "When it was released, the J-55 carried on the tradition of Gibson round-shoulder acoustic instruments. It was one of four Jumbo guitars offered by Gibson in the 1930's, becoming extremely sought after decades after its original release. The new Custom Shop 1939 J-55 features premium ebony on the fingerboard and bridge, a long-scale neck, and a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top. Distinctive custom additions include a Moustache bridge, terraced fire stripe pickguard, and a wide 1.77 nut width."

Gibson 1939 J-55 Specs:

  • Neck
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Profile: Luthiers Choice AJ
  • Scale Length: 25.5
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Number Of Frets: 19
  • Frets: Legend Wire
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.77
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Body
  • Body Shape: Advanced Jumbo
  • Top: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Side: Mahogany
  • Bracing: Traditional hand scalloped advanced X-bracing with Hide Glue
  • Binding: Single-ply top, single-ply back
  • Finish: Thin Finish Nitro, VOS
  • Hardware
  • Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: Moustache
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning: Open back cream button
  • Pickguard: Stair Step
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
  • Bridge Pins: Bone
  • Electronics
  • Pickup: None
  • Controls: None
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: .12, .16, .24, .32, .42, .53
  • Case: Hardcase
  • Accessories: Gibson Accessory Kit

Incredibly good sounding acoustic.  These retail for around £4700, grab yourself a deal while you can! 


2023 Gibson Custom Shop 1939 J-55, Faded Vintage Sunburst & Hard shell case

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