1938 Gibson J35 Guitar

(Factory Order Number 830D) Excellent condition. The J-35 was Gibson's answer to the Martin D-18 during the years 1937-1941. The Spann book dates this factory order number to 1938. Has a sloped shoulder dreadnought body with mahogany back and sides, Adirondack spruce top, maple bridge plate, original rosewood bridge and fretboard, and that cool fire stripe guard. Has the rare unscalloped three tone bar bracing. Original Kluson tuners. Has a big neck with a rounded V profile but not as big as a Banner. Nut is 1-11/16 inch. There is a ding and scratch about 4 inched long in the back it is not in the wood. No cracks noted. The bridge has been reset, probably due to the bridge sliding forward in the past. The top has aged nicely and collected a few light scratches, minor pickwear and moderate checking. No capo marks on the neck and just the slightest sign of divots in the fretboard. Action is fine, the neck has been reset so the set is good, the saddle is tall and and the frets are in excellent condition. The tone is warm, woody, and open. Comes with a period (possibly original) hard shell case.

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