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J-185 / J-180 Body Depth

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Related to discussion in a recent thread, here’s some body depth info:

J-185 > 5-1/4” deep (1951-1954)

J-185 > 4-15/16” deep (after 1954)

Everly/J-180 > 4-3/8” deep (intro 1962)

Everly/J-180 > 4-3/4” deep (1970-1972)

Info per Gruhn’s Guide #2.  All are 16” bodies.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, bobouz said:

Related to discussion in a recent thread, here’s some body depth info:

J-185 > 5-1/4” deep (1951-1954)

Really? Isn't that deeper than the J-200? 

'07 here = 4 (13/16)" at the tail pin.

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1 hour ago, 62burst said:

Really? Isn't that deeper than the J-200? 

'07 here = 4 (13/16)" at the tail pin.

Maybe that's why the early J-185's are sought after.

Maybe the 200's were deeper that year?

The 180 I had was from the early '90's. I never measured it but I know it was thin in size and sound.

 

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12 hours ago, 62burst said:

Really? Isn't that deeper than the J-200? 

'07 here = 4 (13/16)" at the tail pin.

 

Gruhn's only notation in Guide #2 regarding the J-200's  body depth is:

>  4-3/4" deep: by 1990s

One would have to assume this notation was made because the body depth changed, but he does not give an earlier depth figure.

 

 

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On 9/25/2020 at 5:25 PM, 62burst said:

Really? Isn't that deeper than the J-200? 

'07 here = 4 (13/16)" at the tail pin.

‘11 here at 4-13/16”

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Interesting I just measured my 2011 J-185 New Vintage it's 4 & 15/16. I didn't realize the first J-185's were 5 & 1/4 must make a difference to the sound.

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