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Pre-War Model J Slope-Shoulder Sunburst - Distress Level 1

The Pre-War Model J is a Slope-Shouldered Dreadnought with scalloped braces and a short scale neck, inspired by Gibson’s J-35 models built right before WWII. It’s a dark and soulful instrument with a heck of a lot of character and warmth, and plenty of worked-in openness in its voice. A strummer and a songwriter, the Model J will appeal to all kinds of musicians who dig the rootsy darkness of a big old mahogany Jumbo.

The Model J is built with torrefied Adirondack spruce top and braces, mahogany back and sides, and Pao Ferro fingerboard and bridge. It’s finished in aged Nitrocellulose lacquer with a sunburst top and dark stained back side. This one was given a level 1 distressing, which is fairly light on their scale.

Rounded neck carve with a thicker feel and a nut width of 1-11/16”, the Model J’s neck bears a lot of similarity to those late J-35 necks with the same nut width. The strings taper to 2-3/16 at the saddle, making the playability quite modern in feel, if a bit chunky.

A real piece of strumming heaven, with plenty of vintage vibe in its voice and feel.

With Harptone hardshell case

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