Gibson CJ-165 EC

Gibson CJ-165 EC

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CJ-165 EC, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Gibson.

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Gibson CJ-165 EC tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: CJ-165 EC
  • Category: Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitars
  • Added in our database on: 06/15/2007

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Gibson CJ-165 EC user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
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strato69*'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Model unknown but exceptional"

Gibson CJ-165 EC
First, it is really very beautiful, with a sunburst Gibson as one knows them.
The finishes are impecables.
I have the version with the Fishman preamp will pro (CJ 165 EC), the premium


Getting started very easy, you get the impression of a handle of electric, easy access to acute, to some degree.
She is very well balanced and very comfortable to play (this format is ideal for cash)


The sound is bright and very powerful malgrès the classic format of his crate. This is typed relatively medium, and it is impeccable for blues or finguerpicking.
A vacuum is a treat in all genres, to make a great accompaniment.
The amplified sound (marshal AS50D) by Fisman is Crystal clear with deep bass. I do not use the conventional configuration in Fishman (égualiseur, phase, mix, volume), it can do much more ... (see their website)


Before trying it, I did not know and in two hours I passed. A relatively unknown model, which is worth a stop.
It has nothing to envy other brand models (I have a hummingbird and I had a J45)

adrien39's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson CJ-165 EC
Here is the comment I put on my CJ but not 165 EC, the characteristics are the same non-amplified, the CJ 165 EC has just a better sound system quality.
A very nice guitar good, I have the model in flamed maple, a beautiful wood (relatively expensive) I find much prettier than rosewood (rosewood), the color I have is ancient natural c ' is to say just with a transparent glaze is that brings out the beauty of the wood.

It has a nice round with a good grip, typical gibson, but relatively thin.

The cargo is nice, and the box marked by the mother.

It has many details, like a pearl rosette, the board worked with a light wood or bone, the handle along its length has an inlay of oak (just like strata but thinner) and is also flamed maple, ultimate refinement ankles (small nail in wood used to hold the strings at the bridge) are inlaid with mother of pearl!

Handcrafted in: Bozeman, MT
Body Style: 15 "SJ-200 Body Style
Top Species: Premium Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Premium AAA Maple
Body Binding: 4-ply top, single-ply back
Species: Maple
Scale: 24-3/4 "
Profile: V Shape
Species: Indian Rosewood
Binding: single-ply
Inlays: MOP Parallelograms
Nut Width: 1725
Bridge: Traditional Gibson Rosewood Bridge
Bridge Inlay: MOP Dots
Pins: White
Tuners: Grover Mini Nickel
Pickups: Active electronics with sound hole mounted volume control
Other Features: Abalone rosette
Case: Premium Hardshell


Channel pleasant, but not so the treble cutaway are difficult to aitteindre (last three boxes above).
The shape is nice, small jumbo, like the large auditorium.


It has a range of sounds more than wide, the low round with warm presence, treble clean, warm and powerful, and the medium are waiting for you, linking the bass and treble very finely.

Playing the blues is ... perfect, the folk ... perfect songs lover ... perfect, and perfect for fingerpicking, but also for the game agreements, and agrees to solo if it was not afraid to push it.
I play blues, folk, and Tommy Emmanuel (
), or simply for the pleasure of the agreements.


I am very happy with this guitar, I have for over a year.
I think it's a good guitar, and I would do is choice, I have played on takamine, fender, martin ... and I find it well worth the guitars!
I highly recommend despite the price: new (bought € 2600) 2900 € and 2000 € in stores on the internet, it is around € 1,700 on the Internet.

dylan888's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson CJ-165 EC
Already said everything, beautiful finishes


Good run, good ergonomics, good Access in acute even without cutaway


Perfect for blues folk rock, trs beautiful warm round sound with power!
microphones trs good! it sounds better in acoustic power, I can not cover it with my voice


It's been six months that I have and I would do is choose, I prefer it to a taylor 714 that I tried

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