Introduced in 1936, the J-35 was Gibson's answer to a call for a quality, handcrafted guitar with unrivaled tone and an incredible price. The 2013 J-35 is the modern equivalent of that original round-shoulder flat-top with Gibson's historically celebrated, full-bodied acoustic tone.
Reborn for the same reasons that brought the original to the market, the J-35 is handcrafted with solid tonewoods and all the acclaimed skill of Gibson Acoustic's luthiers of Bozeman, Montana. The spruce top and mahogany back and sides produce the warm, expressive tone sought after by renowned artists, acoustic connoisseurs, record producers and sound engineers.
The short-scale neck with dovetail neck-to-body joint, attached with traditional hot hide glue, provides for smooth tonal response and easy playing. An Antique Natural finish hand-sprayed with Gibson's signature nitrocellulose lacquer preserves the natural grain and lends a clean, modern look, while enhancing the guitar's resonance.
A unique fire stripe pickguard, multi-ply top binding and soundhole rosette, and a Gibson script and banner logo make it easy to distinguish the J-35 in the family of round-shoulder dreadnoughts. Equipped with an L.R. Baggs Element pickup, the J-35 is a go-to favorite for vocal accompaniment on stage or in the studio. Includes case.
100% American-made quality Gibson handcrafted construction throughout
Mahogany for a warm-balanced tone
Short scale neck for easy playing
Mother of Pearl dot inlay on fretboard & bridge
L.R. Baggs Element pickup
Get back to the future with this classic-looking and great-sounding dreadnought. Order today.
J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Body Type: J-45 Series
Top: Sitka Spruce Top
Back and Sides: Mahogany Back and Sides
Binding: Multi-ply Top Binding, Single Ply Back Binding, Traditional Rosette
Bracing: Scalloped Top Bracing
Thickness: 1.725" at Nut
Truss Rod: Single Action
Joint Compound: Dovetail
Construction: Joint at 14th Fret
Adhesive: Hide Glue
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Radius: 12" Radius
Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire
Inlays: 1/4" mother-of-pearl dot
Adhesive: Premium Titebond
Type: Traditional AJ
Angle: 17 Degrees
Inlay: Gold Script and Banner Gibson Decal
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Type: White Button Vintage Tuners
Type: Traditional Rectangle
Pickguard: 40's Style Firestripe
Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack
Strings: .011" - .052" Gibson Light Guage
Preamp: L.R. Baggs Element
Sealer: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer