Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst

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Round-shoulder acoustic guitar with solid Adirondack spruce top, mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard, case and accessory kit.  All product info

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  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Design: Round Shoulder
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Solid Top: Yes
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Product information - Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst

Authentic replica of the 1936 round-shoulder classic including case.

With this replica of a 1936 J-35, the traditional American manufacturer Gibson has succeeded in reviving a true rarity of the golden age of guitars with original fittings and detailed workmanship. In the 1930s, the coveted round-shoulder model was one of the four popular Gibson jumbo guitars and was in great demand, especially in the folk and country scene. With its striking appearance and unique sound, the Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst acoustic guitar as an authentic replica looks like an old treasure from days gone by with the Gibson charm that has always been famous. A sturdy case and a Gibson accessory kit are included.

Gibson 1939 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst front
Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst body
Adirondack spruce top (American red spruce).

An Adirondack spruce top for a dynamic sound image

The wide-grained spruce species from North America has been widely used for the construction of high-quality musical instruments since the beginning of the 20th century. Due to its coarse and even structure, it produces an exceptionally fast attack, which is supported by a scalloped Advanced-X bracing. The expressive clear tone is particularly pronounced in the mid and treble frequencies and reverberates long in the overtones due to the thin nitro finish, which enhances the wood's resonant behaviour. Thanks to a thermo treatment, the instrument can exploit the full sound potential of the woods and therefore gives the impression that it has already been played for decades. The stylish vintage sunburst finish creates a fine visual interplay between the woods used and rounds off the Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst perfectly in its authenticity.

Gibson 1936 J-35 VS back
Finest mahogany wood for warm basses.

Mahogany back and sides

In order to create a balanced sound with rich and warm basses, many guitar types are still built with a mahogany body, which in the case of the J-35, with its discreet nature, perfectly matches the power potential of the large body. The finely grained wood builds up an amazing dynamic, so that even individual notes can unfold completely without much force and the instrument is also very well suited for picking styles. The very thin varnish is also very effective in the body construction and allows the wood a generous freedom of movement, so that the sound is enriched and rounded off by a powerful foundation. Highlighted by cream-coloured single-ply bindings, the dark body is in balanced harmony with the other components of the overall ensemble. 

Gibson 1936 J-35 VS head
Mahogany neck with V-profile

A non-slip neck with comfortable features

A robust mahogany neck with a V-profile and a premium rosewood fingerboard provides incomparable playability. Thanks to a generous nut width of 44.95 mm, the neck is easy to play right up to the highest of the 19 frets. The relatively short scale length of 628.65 mm allows the player to master even complex fretings in all positions without much effort. A bone nut and matching saddle allow perfect intonation over the entire fretboard and stand for the incomparable quality of the traditional manufacturer. Fine mother-of-pearl inlays are worked into the fretboard for orientation, subtly accentuating the wide-grained appearance of the rosewood in contrast.

Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst case
Tradition and craftsmanship.

Highlights and attention to detail

Completely in the style of the 1930s, the guitar is equipped with a striped transparent AJ pickguard, which forms an incomparable harmony with the fine vintage sunburst finish. Another sign of the long company tradition is the old company logo on the characteristic headstock, which is equipped with authentic nickel tuners with butterbean buttons. A sturdy shaped case and a Gibson Accessory Kit perfectly round off the entire product and offer the greatest comfort for this unique masterpiece.

The Gibson 1936 J-35 VS Vintage Sunburst at a glance:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Custom Shop
  • Round-shoulder design
  • All solid construction
  • Adirondack spruce top (American red spruce)
  • Mahogany body
  • 628.65 mm scale length
  • Mahogany neck with V-profile  
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Mother-of-Pearl inlays (Dot)
  • 19 frets 
  • 44.95 mm nut width
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • AJ pickguard
  • Nickel tuners with butterbean buttons
  • Including case and Gibson accessory kit


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Custom Shop
  • Design: Round Shoulder
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Solid Top: Yes
  • Finish Top: High-Gloss
  • Bracing: Scalloped Advanced X
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Solid back & sides: Yes
  • Finish Back & Sides: High-Gloss
  • Binding: Multi-Ply
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: 'V'
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Nut type: Bone
  • Nut width in mm: 44.95
  • Scale in mm: 628.65
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bridge Inlay: Bone
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Pickup System: No
  • Rosette: Single Ring
  • Pickguard: AJ
  • Bridge Pins: Bone
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Case included: Yes
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Certificate: Yes
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