Gibson J-185 Custom Quilt Electro Acoustic Guitar

£2,299.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 75109

  • Adirondack Red Spruce Top with Quilt Maple Back and Sides
  • Mahogany Neck with Modified "V" Profile
  • Rosewood Fretboard with Mother of Pearl Parallelogram Inlays
  • L.R. Baggs® Element™ Pickup Positioned Under Bone Saddle
  • Limited Run of 60 Guitars Wordwide

Gibson J-185 Custom Quilt Electro Acoustic Guitar


The Gibson J-185 Custom Quilt Acoustic Guitar is manufactured from traditional tonewoods, and offers a superb playing feel to which Gibson fans are accustomed. Boasting a solid top made from prized Adirondack red Spruce, with quilted Maple back and sides for a great sound. The slim tapered neck and smaller body design allows for ease in playability and adds elegance to the overall look of the guitar. The J-185 Custom is a beautiful recreation of one of Gibson's rare acoustics, perfect for the modern guitarist and collectors alike. It is limited to just 60 guitars worldwide and includes Gibson hard case shell for storage and transportation.

Product Ref: 75109

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Beautiful Combination of Tonewoods

Using the finest traditional tonewoods, the J-185 Custom benefits from a solid top made from prized Adirondack red Spruce. The back and sides are produced from quilted Maple and have been hand-sprayed with a nitrocellulose finish. One of the main features of this guitar is its beautiful choice of woods, that make it a thing of beauty as well as an instrument.

The Rosewood fingerboard features Mother of Pearl parallelograms, and add an elegant contrast to the dark wood. This same detail is mirrored on the bridge and headstock logo, and adds a final touch.

Limited Edition

To mark 60 years of Gibson producing J-185 guitars, they have redesigned it, making it perfect for the 21st Century player. This exclusive run of 60th Anniversary J-185 Quilt Customs is strictly limited to 60 guitars, and therefore adds to the prestige of the model.

Bold Tones

The Gibson J-185 Custom is not only a compact instrument, but also has the ability to deliver bold, rich tones. Achieve a wide range of playing styles with impressive volume and projection. The L.R. Baggs® Element™ pickup positioned on the under Bone saddle adds power to any performance, and gives you confidence for a quality product.

Each Limited guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case with blue plush lining, an owner's manual, and Gibson Gold Warranty.


  • Adirondack Red Spruce top with Quilt Maple back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with Modified "V" profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Mother of Pearl paralellogram inlays
  • L.R. Baggs® Element™ pickup positioned under Bone saddle
  • Gold Gotoh tuners with an efficient 14:1 turn ratio


Body & Bridge

  • Top Material: Adirondack Red Spruce
  • Back Material: Quilt Maple
  • Bridge: Traditional Belly-Up with Mother of Pearl Maltese Crosses and Tusq Saddle
  • Finish: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Modified "V" Profile
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Inlay: Mother of Pearl Paralellograms
  • Nut Material: Bone

Electronics & Hardware

  • Tuning Keys: Gotoh® Keystone
  • Pickup: Undersaddle L.R. Baggs® Element™
  • Tuning Ratio: 14:1
  • Pick Guard Style: Traditional J-185 Tortoise
  • Case: Gibson Standard Hard-shell Case