Custom Fretted Instruments & Repair
1938 Gibson J-35
Just looking at the moderate pick wear on the top tells me that someone really loved to play this guitar.
Frets 1-9 have been replaced and the original nut has been shimmed with a thin piece of bone. This work is hardly noticeable. The action is comfortable and the guitar sounds great. It's not quite as boomy as some other J-35s we have had through the shop.
The X braces are tapered with no scalloping, and it has 3 tone bars. The neck has a comfortable "V" shape.
There is one center seam crack on the top which has been sealed, but there are no cleats on the top. There is a long back crack that is solid.
Period correct Red Line hard shell case included.