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2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom (consignment) SOLD

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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