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Gibson / J-35 / 1940 / Sunburst / Guitar

This stunning, ultralight, scalloped braced, 2 tone bar 1940 Gibson J-35 is a very rare find, especially here in Europe.

We would call its overall condition very good. 

There is alot of honest play ware on the top. Center seam has probably been reglued somewhere in the past, although no traces of glue are seen inside. Looks very stable both from in and outside.

On the headstock we see the silk screen script logo and the original 3 on-a-plate open Kluson tuners with white plastic buttons.

Its straight mahogany neck has a very comfortable round profile. By the looks of the back of the neck the guitar has been played alot.

Rosewood fretboard with 19 frets in good condition , they look original

Low action: 2 mm at the 12 th fret both at the bass and treble sides. Probably has had a neck reset in the past. Is not in need of one now

Beautiful original sunburst finish on the top with honest playware. All finish looks original except on the back.

Single bound top (Adirondac) and back (Mahogany)

Beautiful original firestripe pickguard , not schrunken, no pickguard crack.

Original rectangular rosewood bridge with 2 pearl dots outside of the bridge pins.

2 scalloped tonebars behind the bridge plate

Travels in its original hard shell case in excellent condition !

And yess, the guitar sounds amazing ! 


Instrument sold

MojoGuitar, Belgium  

Contact name:
Simon Rees
Martin and Gibson
English, Dutch, French, German
Used and vintage Acoustic Guitars
Opening hours:
The Mojo Guitar shop is open on appointment only

Mojo Guitar is Belgium's online vintage guitar specialist , with:

• Specific interest in vintage, rare and used guitars (mainly of the brands Martin and Gibson)
• Focus on buying, selling, trading, appraising and of course …. playing the guitar!
• Worldwide shipping

We are located in Belgium, in Sint-Martens-Latem (near Ghent).

The shop is open on appointment only.

Contact Simon: 

Mobile: +32/479/28.85.00

Email :


We prefer payment by bank transfer. Paypal upon request. 


If local pick-up is not possible, we ship your guitar. We usually ship with FedEx.
With the high quality of instruments that we offer, we recommend you to use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests.


Merchandise is sold as seen. Please ask all questions and view all pictures thoroughly before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. 
If you have bought through mail order or via website sale which requires the item to be shipped and you are not absolutely happy with your purchase you may return it to the shop, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund less all applicable shipping charges.
The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left the shop. 
Mojo Guitar will not be held responsible for any issues with shipping agency (loss or damage) in returns.


Once we have received the returned item, you will be reimbursed with the total amount you paid for it (minus the shipping fees and a 10 % restocking fee may be applied) 

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