Located in Seattle



Up for sale is a stunning  2022 Gibson Custom Shop 1952 J-185 in Antique Natural.Has "Demo" on back of headstock, I imagine this was a Gibson Mod Shop guitar. Overall in excellent condition less some light surface wear. Comes complete with its original brown Lifton case. The case itself has a busted latch and thus closes / latches oddly. Weight: 4lbs. 14oz.

One of the most fabled Gibsons of all time, the J-185 was originally released in 1951. Designed to be just slightly smaller in proportion to the larger SJ-200, the J-185 used similar appointments, Sitka spruce and maple back and sides for its construction. This Custom Historic 1952 J-185 is enhanced with a thermally aged Sitka spruce top and gorgeous flame maple back and sides. Sporting classic J-185 appointments including iconic Maltese crosses inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the open slot bridge, this is a rare model, but highly desired by artists and performers worldwide.


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage products as accurately as possible in our listings.  Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so.  We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument.  Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing. 

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear.  If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us. 


Model : Custom Shop 1952 J-185
Year : 2022
Modifications : None
Condition : Very Good
Weight : 4lbs. 14oz.
Case : Original Hard Case
Finish : Antique Natural