Gibson J-45 Standard

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The Gibson J-45 Standard is a modern version of the classic 1942 J-45 guitar. Originally meant to compete with Martin dreadnoughts (specifically the D-18), the Gibson J-45 stands out with its soft-shouldered dreadnought shape and standard sunburst finish (a finishing style often used to hide slight imperfections in the wood). Like the Martin D-18, it has mahogany back/sides/neck. However, the Gibson J-45 sports a shorter scale length (24.75”) for playability. Known for its warm lows, the Gibson J-45 has a radius top with scalloped bracing for increased projection. It has been dubbed as the “workhorse” and players like Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly have certainly helped to give it that name. The Modern Classic comes stock with Fishman active electronics and sound hole mounted volume control.

The Gibson J-45 is generally regarded as Gibson’s most famous and widely used acoustic guitar model.

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Street Price: $2,399.00 / MSRP: $3,072.00

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  • SOLID SOUND THE BEST FOR STRUMMING

  • By SPAINJ45 on Dec 4, 2009 | 19 out of 21 found it helpful
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  • Pros: STRUMMING, MELLOW SOUND, SOLID CONSTRUCTION, ROCK BLUES LOOK, SMALL SIZE CONFORTABLE FOR PLAYING
  • Cons: FOR FINGER STYLE IT IS NOT THE BEST OPTION BUT IF YOU ARE STRUMMING MOST OF THE TIME AND ONLY SOME RIFFS IT IS OK
  • Experience: I own it
  • WHEN YOU OPEN THE NICE HARD CASE YOU CAN SMELL THE WOOD, THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT DETAIL THAT I REAL...

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  • Sings after Tweeks

  • By MichaelJ on Mar 13, 2011 | 8 out of 8 found it helpful
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  • Pros: Good wood. Fit and finish are excellent. Short scale is very comfortable.
  • Cons: As purchased it was pretty dull and thudy. No resemblence at all to the great "sing" that Barrenburg gets out of his vintage ones.
  • Experience: I own it
  • Bought it back in 2002 as a companion to my D-28 and D-12-18. Was looking for that dry mahogany &...

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Specifications: Gibson J-45 StandardEDIT

Body Style: Round Shoulder
Top: Premium Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Binding: 4-ply top, single-ply back
Neck Material: Mahogany
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Neck Profile: Round
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: MOP Dots
Nut Width: 1.725"
Bridge: Traditional Gibson Rosewood Bridge
Bridge Inlay: MOP Dots
Bridge Pins: White
Tuners: Nickel Grovers
Pickguard: Tortoise tear drop
Pickup: Active electronics with sound hole mounted volume control
Case: Premium Hardshell
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