We don't see these Jumbo 35 Gibson models very often, and this is the first one we've had with a natural top finish in many years. Their rarity is partly because the original J-35 had a short run (from late 1936 to 1943), but also because the lightweight construction meant these models often didn't survive rough handling. This example has clearly seen plenty of playing time, but it's original throughout, including the tuners, pickguard, and bridge as well as the thin lacquer finish. There's a repaired 2 inch hairline crack to the lower (treble) side, but that's it for cracks although there is some significant capo scars on the back of the neck (see photo 9). All the internal bracing is original with no sign of repairs, and for those of you who track such details this example has two tone bars and none of the top braces are scalloped. Headroom? You want a flattop with headroom? This Jumbo never sounds overdriven no matter how hard you play it, yet still responds nicely to a light touch. Original hardshell case, too!

stock no. 59480

ModelJ-35 Natural
TopSpruce
Back and sidesmahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length24 3/4"
Bridge materialrosewood
Fretboard Materialrosewood
Neck materialmahogany
Electronicsnone
BracingX pattern
Neck profileD
Total frets19
Tunersoriginal
Finishoriginal lacquer
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No944 F (FON)
Bindingcelluloid