|Comments||Here is a 2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom in cherry red! In case you’re wondering – the EC stands for Electric Cutaway; it’s not the initials of a famous player.
Gibson introduced the J-185 in 1951 and discontinued it in 1959, building 270 natural finish and 648 sunburst examples. Despite its low sales numbers, some players — including the Everly Brothers — loved them. Gibson has periodically reissued them, and since around 1999 it’s been a regular production item again.
This example is the J-185 EC Custom, from 2005 and number 34 of 200 built. The EC Custom was a limited edition for 2005 only. It is in excellent condition with a striking cherry red lacquer finish, abalone rosette, split parallelogram position markers, and a Fishman Prefix Plus pickup system factory installed.
|Serial Number||01915008, built during 2005 in Bozeman, Montana, USA. The label reads Limited Edition, Number 34 of 200 for 2005.|
|Pricing||$1,999.99 CAD with original case.|
|Neck||Three-piece Flame maple neck with walnut strips between maple layers; bound ebony fingerboard with split parallelogram position markers.|
|Frets||Original medium frets with minor wear.|
|Body||J-185 style body with venetian cutaway, spruce top with flame maple back and sides. Ebony bridge.|
|Finish||Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, with cherry red tint. Finish is in very good condition.|
|Hardware/electronics||Gold Grover Roto-Matic tuners, Delrin nut, bone saddle, Fishman Prefix active pickup system.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and cleanly.|
|Case||Original Gibson hardshell case included.|
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