Introduced in 1942, the Gibson J-45 has since become one of the companies’ top-selling acoustic models, and for good reason; it not only looks great, but has a fantastic tone as well. This is a pre-owned J-45 with a vintage sunburst finish, crafted in 2010. The guitar features a sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck with a comfort contour profile and Indian rosewood fretboard, 1.725″ nut width, 20 frets, multi-ply top body binding, mother of pearl dot inlays, nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners, and built-in L.R. Baggs Element electronics, excellent for plugging in at the gig. This J-45 is in fantastic shape, and looks like it has seen little to no prior play time. It includes the original hardshell case, but no warranty or paperwork.
A vintage-correct re-creation of the legendary workhorse with Gibson Acoustic’s J-45 True Vintage! The top of the Gibson J 45 Vintage Sunburst True Vintage is made from top-grade Adirondack red spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern grade Honduran mahogany, giving the J-45 True Vintage the same full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection that earned the original J-45 its much-heralded reputation. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson’s guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with “the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities,” and today’s guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.
Rosette A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the J-45 True Vintage is a simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the J-45 True Vintage.The J-45 True Vintage has an Adirondack red spruce top with scalloped bracing and mahogany back and sides that produce the warm, expressive tone this guitar is famous for. The mahogany neck is fitted to the body with a compound dovetail joint at the 14th fret and secured with hide glue. The Vintage Sunburst finish is hand-sprayed and Gibson’s signature nitrocellulose lacquer allows the tone to mature with age.