Gibson J-35 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)
Most Gibson Acoustic guitars are priced above $2000 however there are a few priced below that and the J-35, while not the cheapest, was the highest rated of them all in November 2016. Just in case you're interested, the cheapest Gibson Acoustic at most stores is the Gibson J-15 which is also very highly rated.
Gibson first launched the J-35 back in 1936 and this version is still handcrafted in the USA just like the original.
It has the rounded shoulders of its ancestor and has a slightly shorter than usual scale length which makes it quite comfortable for players of all sizes to play compared to regular dreadnoughts.
Artists known to play a J-35 include Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna, Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons and Clemens Rehbein of Milky Chance.
Note that it doesn't come with a strap button on the neck heel so you either have to install one yourself to use a guitar strap, or get a strap that has laces at one end.
As one person said in their review, "f you've been longing for a Gibson acoustic-electric but don't have multiple thousands of dollars to invest, the J-35 is for you."
- Body Shape: Round Shoulder Dreadnought
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Body: Mahogany back & sides
- Finish: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer - Antique Natural
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Not specified
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.725"
- Nut: Tusq
- Saddle: Not specified
- Electronics: L.R. Baggs Element pickup and