Gibson J-165EC, Indian Rosewood & Sitka Spruce - Pre-Owned


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If you love the sound and look of a Gibson Jumbo but prefer the comfort of a smaller-bodied guitar, then look no further than the J-165EC. Crafted with AA-grade Sitka spruce and AAA-grade Indian rosewood, this scaled down guitar still has the big, warm, open tone you'd expect from a Gibson. With a gutsy, resonant bass and crisp high end, it's a perfect fit for strumming big open chords as well as fingerpicking.

The prior owner swapped out the Fishman Aura Pro that Gibson outfits these models with, exchanging it for an LR Baggs Anthem pickup. Whoever did the installation cleverly covered over the hole left by the Fishman control with a piece of tortoise pickguard. A smattering of light finish scratches and buckle rash on the back, plus a light ding on the top, keep this guitar from earning the "excellent condition" badge, but there's little fret wear and the playability is excellent. Priced with its original hard case.

  • Model: Scaled down jumbo
  • Top: AA-grade Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: AAA-grade Indian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany with low oval profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Tuners: Nickel Grover Mini Rotomatic
  • Pickup: LR Baggs Anthem (not the original Fishman Aura Pro)
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Lower bout: 14-7/8"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"
  • Serial number: 10042046
  • Year of build: 2013
  • Case: Gibson hardshell


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