Originally known as the Jumbo 35, the J-35 was the predecessor to the iconic J-45. Production stopped during World War II, but the model saw a reissue window in the late 1980s and a limited run of 250 specimens in 1995.
Gibson has recently resurrected the J-35 as a full production model again, under the internal designation Model RS35. It follows the original specs, from the slope-shoulder dreadnought body to the Sitka Spruce/Mahogany construction to the ’40s era tigerstripe pickguard. The only modern alteration is the inclusion of an L.R. Baggs Element onboard pickup.