Gibson - J-35

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An affordable historic model with a 1930s sound

The J-35 is handcrafted exclusively from solid tone-woods, Sitka spruce and mahogany. Featuring vintage 1930s advanced X- bracing pattern resulting in outstanding projection. The 2017 J-35 is the modern equivalent of that original round-shoulder flat-top with Gibson's historically celebrated, full-bodied acoustic tone.

-Tonewood: Classic tonewood combination of Sitka spruce and mahogany make up the J-35
-Vintage Bracing Pattern: The J-35 is hand built using a bracing pattern from the 1930s providing outstanding projection and a vintage tone
-Tuners: Vintage style white button tuners add precise tuning stability and a classic look
-Pickguard: The firestripe pickguard is beautiful addition to the antique natural top
-Pickup: LR Baggs™ Element VTC for ultimate plug and play ease with sound hole mounted volume and tone controls
-Improved Feel: Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand.
-Enhanced Finish: Finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds for high gloss finish.
-Premium Setup: Utilizing state-of-the-art German engineered Plek technology to create the finest playing surface possible. Hand finished for the world's finest feel and playability.
-Smoother hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridges: New penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy.


Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 4 ply top

Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Binding: 1 ply

Average Weight (body only): 1.025 kg /2.26 lbs

Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance

Body Contour
Carve: Radiuses


Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1

Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Round
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.04cm / .803"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: 408.23 gr / 14.4 oz

Peg Head
Type: CF-100
Logo: Script and banner decal
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar

Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used: Short Scale Pitch Gauge

Material: Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
E: .053 String Gauge
A: .043
D: .032
G: .024
B: .016
e: .012

Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1

Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.245" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75"
Side Dots (Color): White

Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Mother of Pearl
Average Weight: 99.79gr / 3.52 oz


Antique Natural
Color Code: AN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut


Tuning Keys
Style: White Button
Weight: 22.68gr / 0.05lb

Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 140-130-680

String Dimensions
E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016
e: 0.012

Style: Rectangle Closed Slot
Material: Rosewood with Tusq saddle
Part number: 142-120-912, 140-130-866
Weight: 22g / .8 oz

Output Jack
Style: 6.35 mm / 1/4" mono


Truss Rod Cover
Style: B/W
Part Number: 140-130-840


Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: None


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