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The 2016 J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a historical Gibson model that offers the perfect blend of classic features and modern updates at an exceptional value!

New for 2016, the Gibson Acoustic J-35 gives you a contemporary, more affordable version of Gibson's legendary round-shoulder dreadnought. The J-35 is handcrafted with solid mahogany back & sides and a solid Sitka spruce top. Paired with vintage 1930's advanced X-bracing, the J-35 offers amazing tonal balance and clarity with incredible volume and projection. For superb fretting hand comfort and unmatched playability, the 24.75"-scale mahogany neck is carved into a cozy slim taper profile and carries a 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard with softened edges and a 1.725" Tusq nut. For modern performance and a natural amplified sound, the J-35 comes fitted with upgraded LR Baggs Element VTC electronics that feature Volume, Tone and Compression controls. Classic Gibson appointments include a firestripe pickguard, a script Gibson logo and banner headstock decal, and Gotoh White Button tuners. Includes hardshell case.

New and Improved for 2016:

  • New 2016 Engraved Truss Rod Cover.
  • Fingerboard Edge is Softened to Comfortably Fit the Contour of the Player's Hand.
  • Comprehensive PLEK Assisted Setup for Perfect Action and Superior Performance.
  • New Penetrating and Finishing Oil Lasts Longer and Maximizes Woods Natural Vibrancy.
  • Upgraded with LR Baggs Element VTC Pickup System with Volume, Tone, and Compression.

Get your Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Knoxville, Tn


  • Great Volume Great Tone


  • I Have Only One J-35

Best Uses

  • Bluegrass Gospel Blues

Comments about Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Look I have a 66 J-45, a J-185, a J-100, and a j-200. This J-35 is the most enjoyable guitar I have ever played. It sounds perfect to my ears. When I got it, I couldnt lay it down. I dont know if its just the one I got or they are all like this. Im impressed. Bozeman is Superior to Kalamazoo.

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J-35 Tops them All!


from Riverside, CA


  • Case Outstanding
  • Comfortable Shape
  • Electronics Excellent
  • Great Tone Woods
  • Headstock Vintage
  • Historic Appeal
  • Short Scale Comforable
  • Solid Fit And Finish
  • Tuners Are Cool


    Best Uses

    • Blues Picking
    • Finger Picking
    • Playing Plugged In
    • Playing Unplugged
    • Recording Videos
    • Rhythm Accompaniment

    Comments about Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I wanted a Gibson guitar that would sound great plugged in but still retain the authentic, historical look of the 30's Gibson J-35. I found all of those things in this guitar. The electronics sound great through my LR Baggs DI and also through a Fender Acoustasonic 30. Very woody and realistic sound. There is no visible evidence of changes for electronics that would interfere with the artistry of this fine slop shouldered dread. I used it to make a recording and posted it on You Tube. It sounded great without the pickup, just played acoustically. I am so pleased with this guitar and I recommend it highly. Don't feel like you have to pay $500 more for a J45, unless you just prefer that look and feel, because this guitar is a professional instrument. It is lighter and a very robust sounding acoustic. I finger pick and play with a flat pick, including blues. It functions very well in playing these styles. Jordan at the online store was a great help to me in choosing my guitar. I appreciate the great service and all the patience.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Just a great slope shoulder that follows the tradition


    from Palmdale, California

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        Best Uses

        • Inspiration
        • Recording
        • Songwriting

        Comments about Gibson J-35 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I wrote a review of both this great guitar and the store and guys at Sam Ash who helped me. Somehow that review never made it to the site.
        Well here I am going at it again.
        I have now had this guitar for 1 year and I still cannot get over the cool factor and usability of her. Simply stunning playability and gorgeous sound for both noodling and recording.
        I have a 1961 Gibson J-50 that had no equal till I got the J-35....The only thing that the J-35 lacks is the age of the wood...(that will take some time)
        IMHO I couldn't have gotten a better match for the 61.....saying that....I will add I JUST got the LG-2 2016 and once again am simply blown away at another Gibson acoustic....and once again Sam Ash did me right.
        Go play a J-35 and see if you aren't taken back a step or two (your mileage may vary)

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        Number Of Frets 19
        Scale Length 24-3/4"
        Neck Type Compound Dovetail Joint
        Nut Width 1.725"
        Neck Shape Slim Taper
        Neck Wood Mahogany
        Fingerboard Rosewood
        Fingerboard Radius 12"
        Body Wood Solid Mahogany
        Top Solid Sitka Spruce
        Bridge Type Rosewood Rectangular Closed Slot
        Tuning Machines Gotoh White Button
        Other Features Round Shoulder J-45 Body Style

        Traditional Scalloped X-Bracing

        Multi-Ply Top Binding, Single-Ply Back Binding and Multi-ply Single Ring Rosette

        Antique Natural Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

        Hide Glue Adhesive for Neck Joint

        Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays on Fingerboard and Bridge

        Firestripe Pickguard

        LR Baggs Element VTC Electronics
        Orientation Right-Handed
        Case/Bag Included Yes
        Case Type Hardshell Case
        Series Round Shoulder
        Model 2016 J-35
        Warranty Info:

        The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.