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Gibson Custom Shop 1939 J-55 Faded Vintage Sunburst


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Faded Vintage Sunburst

Beauty and Brawn

When it was released, the J-55 carried on the tradition of Gibson round-shoulder acoustic instruments. It was one of four Jumbo guitars offered by Gibson in the 1930's, becoming extremely sought after decades after its original release. The new Custom Shop 1939 J-55 features premium ebony on the fingerboard and bridge, a long-scale neck, and a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top. Distinctive custom additions include a Moustache bridge, terraced fire stripe pickguard, and a wide 1.77" nut width.


Body Shape: Advanced Jumbo
Top: Thermally Aged Red spruce
Back: Mahogany
Side: Mahogany
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue
Binding: Single-ply top, single-ply back
Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS


Material: Mahogany
Profile: Luthiers Choice AJ
Scale Length: 25.5" / 647.7mm
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number Of Frets: 19
Frets: Legend Wire
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.77" / 44.95mm
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Dots
Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body


Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: Moustache, no inlay
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Open back cream button
Pickguard: Firestripe Stair Step
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Bridge Pins: Bone


Pickup: None


Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Period Correct Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit

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5979 South State Street
Murray, Utah 84107


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