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2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom (consignment) SOLD

2005 Gibson J-185 EC Custom  (consignment) SOLD

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.

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1955 Gibson J-185 Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1955 Gibson J-185 Sunburst (consignment)  SOLD

Here is a lovely 1955 Gibson J-185 Sunburst. Introduced in 1951 as a smaller alternative to the big Super Jumbo models like the J-200, the J-185 offers similar aesthetics (though it’s nowhere near as decorated!) with a shorter scale length (24.75 inch, as with the J-35 and most Gibson electrics).

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