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Gold Grover Mini Rotomatic Tuners

Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the J-165 EC Rosewood. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the mini Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Crown Peghead Logo

Gibson put the first crown peghead logo on an ES-300 back in 1940, and it has graced the headstocks of many legendary Gibson guitars ever since, including today’s J-165 EC Rosewood.

Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint

The dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest—and best—ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood with no metal to impede vibration. This process, done entirely by hand, requires patience and skill.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Split Parallelogram Inlays

The fingerboard of Gibson’s J-165 EC Rosewood is constructed from rosewood. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, giving each single note and chord unparalleled bite and clarity. J-165 EC’s split parallelogram inlays are made of genuine mother-of-pearl and are placed into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also features a beveled edge for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the J-165 EC Rosewood.

Fishman Aura Pro Acoustic Pickup System

Gibson’s J-165 EC Rosewood comes equipped with a built-in Fishman Aura Pro, featuring Fishman’s popular Aura Acoustic Imaging Technology. This groundbreaking pickup system reproduces the natural sound of the J-165 EC Rosewood as mic’ed in a professional studio, or onstage, thus eliminating the complicated setups of expensive microphones. Aura Pro uses digital algorithms to create images of various microphones’ captured sounds. Players can then blend these images with an acoustic guitar’s pickup to produce an immediate and dramatic improvement in amplified sound. The Fishman Aura Pro’s preamp includes a tuner and is mounted on the bass-side rim of the upper bout.

Features

  • Gibson Logo
  • Gold Grover Mini Rotomatic Tuners
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Split Parallelogram Inlays
  • Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
  • Bracing
  • Rosette
  • Radius Top
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Body Binding
  • Pickguard
  • Fishman Aura Pro Acoustic Pickup System
  • Crown Peghead Logo