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Gibson J45 Players

gibson j 45 players

Gibson J45 Players  tend to get a little emotional when it comes to discussing instruments, and one example of this is the debate between Gibson’s J-45 Custom and the J-45 Standard. To get a real sense of the difference between the two, you really need to sit down and play them side by side. The main difference is the tonewoods; the Custom uses rosewood back and sides while the Standard has mahogany back and sides. The Custom, modeled more after Gibson’s older guitars, tends to have better projection, a more aggressive and brighter sound than a sometimes-boxy Standard. But both guitars appeal to players all over the world. So the biggest difference may not be between the guitars at all, but the fingers that are playing them and the ears that are listening to them. Both are good and legendary guitars.

We checked out one of the latest Customs, which was really nice. The sound, tone and projection were even and very good, but the main thing was that intangible element of feel. Probably the first thing one gets a sense of upon playing this guitar is its workhorse, journeyman feel, especially standing up with it strapped on. It just feels like a guitar that will travel well night after night, always delivering. It had the feel of a lifetime guitar that’s only going to get better. The action was uniform and the intonation perfect all the way up the neck which joins the body at the 14th fret..

Aesthetically, the herringbone pattern of binding around the outer edges of the Sitka spruce top of the Custom is a nice touch. The headstock features of gibson j 45 prezzo a gorgeous, intricate abalone pattern and mother-of-pearl inlay; when combined with Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners white bridge pins, and a floral abalone rosette, the guitar is understatedly beautiful in both the sunburst and antique natural finishes.

It would make no sense, of course, to build a guitar this good and put in a cheap pickup, so Gibson went with L.R. Baggs Element electronics. The volume control is conveniently and discreetly placed inside the top of the soundhole, so the guitar is easy to work with in an amplified setting.

Vintage Gibson J45

Vintage Gibson J 45 Guitar

Gibson’s new J-45 True Vintage captures the genuine spirit of Gibson’s most popular acoustic. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” for its simple, rock-solid construction, the new Vintage Gibson J45 True Vintage—hand-made by Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana—offers the build, materials, looks, and tone of this legendary guitar as it was the day it was first introduced in 1942. This new model stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, with a top made from Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage top bracing, and back and sides constructed from pattern-grade mahogany from Honduras.

The Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar is the prince of a range of Gibson flattops now referred to as “Round-Shoulder Dreadnoughts.” This elegant workhorse debuted in 1942, and became an instant favorite for its rich, warm, vocal tone and excellent projection. Today, this Gibson acoustic guitar is played by the likes of Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, Billy Jo Armstrong, and Lucinda Williams. Carrying accurate touches such as a Slim-Taper neck profile, teardrop tortoise pickguard, 4-ply top binding, and banner headstock inlay (declaring “Only A Gibson Is Good Enough”), the Gibson J-45 True Vintage is an accurate representation of the acoustic guitar that became the standard of hard-gigging bluegrass, folk, and country artists of the 1940s and 1950s.

Each Gibson True Vintage J-45 acoustic guitar is built in Bozeman, Montana, with a top made from solid Adirondack red spruce, a rare and highly prized tonewood, and constructed with hot hide glue, just like back in the day.

Great sounding, strings are soft as butter, very light in weight. own Taylor 414 & Martin dc-16rgte aura, these will be set aside. some light swirl marks front and back in dark areas but have to be under certian light conditions to see. In touch with Gibson about this now. Owned a Gibson j 45 when 11 years (1958) it got destroyed and could not afford to replace untill now. Great to have the j 45 again. It has the sound I have been looking for, just had to save a long time to purchase. The Taylor and Martin are good also but everyone has their own playing style and sound they are looking for, and this is it for me. Beautiful sound and looks. My wife has been playing piano, keyboard and organ for 54 years and she says it is the best sounding guitar she has ever heard and boy does she know her notes, she lets me know when I miss a sharp or flat

Gibson J45 Price

Gibson J 45 Price

The Gibson J45 Price is one of Gibson’s best-selling acoustics of all time. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, this popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 is one of most technically advanced guitars of its time.

Each guitar includes a black hardshell case with plush-lined interior, owner’s manual, Gibson’s Gold Warranty and Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Three 1942 gibson j-45 were so bad they were not even playable (strings buzzed on one and the other two were out of intonation). The salesman try to brush it under the rug with “humidity, shipping, people playing them” type excuses but funny how Taylors, Martins and others don’t have the same problem? Poor quality product – fact. Turns out the J-45s pros are seen with are really old, no new ones anywhere. 2) Gibson is an absolute mess as an acoustic guitar company.

With novelty products being made for private parties and then not available to the public but on their website, or products they make but are not on their website, it’s most confusing to the consumer. Customer service is like asking for a tongue lashing from a teacher. Either they don’t want to hear what your concerns are or simply have no information at all. Forget about asking them to build a guitar to your liking because they’ll tell you to go somewhere else. Stores complain that Gibson does not support them with quality product and so consequently sales are low. Gee, I can’t understand why! I think some of the Gibson models are gorgeous but I can’t afford a 1951 model in great condition so Gibson won’t be in my guitar stable. You feel like you just want to slap them across the face to wake them up and get with the program!

Gibson J45 Used

Gibson J45 Used

Fingerboard/The fingerboard of Gibson’s J-45 Vintage is constructed from the highest grade Indian rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45’s classic dot inlays are made of genuine mother-of-pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn’t require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustics for many years.

Bracing/Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument’s sound projection. The J-45 True Vintage features a variation of Gibson’s “X” bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top, all bonded with hot hide glue. This legendary bracing design-exactly as it appeared in the first J-45 in 1942-delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. When pushed for more volume, the J-45 True Vintage projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment.

Hardware/Gibson’s J-45 True Vintage features Gotoh’s nickel white button tuners. With a gear ratio of 15:1, these nickel Gotoh tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage, with a special lubricant inside the gear box for smooth and accurate tuning stability.

Gibson J45 For Sale

Gibson J45 For Sale

The Gibson J45 For Sale acoustic guitar is the prince of a range of Gibson flattops now referred to as “Round-Shoulder Dreadnoughts.” This elegant workhorse debuted in 1942, and became an instant favorite for its rich, warm, vocal tone and excellent projection. Today, this Gibson acoustic guitar is played by the likes of Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, Billy Jo Armstrong, and Lucinda Williams. Carrying accurate touches such as a Slim-Taper neck profile, teardrop tortoise pickguard, 4-ply top binding, and banner headstock inlay (declaring “Only A Gibson Is Good Enough”), the Gibson J-45 True Vintage is an accurate representation of the acoustic guitar that became the standard of hard-gigging bluegrass, folk, and country artists of the 1940s and 1950s.

Each Gibson True Vintage J-45 acoustic guitar is built in Bozeman, Montana, with a top made from solid Adirondack red spruce, a rare and highly prized tonewood, and constructed with hot hide glue, just like back in the day.The Gibson J-45 True Vintage sits at the top of the top-selling J-45 line, first introduced in 1942. This round-shoulder acoustic guitar is known for its full, balanced expression, its warm bass, and its excellent projection – much of which came through subtle changes to the bracing of its forefather, the J-35. The J-45 True Vintage is virtually identical to the J-45 of yesteryear, and features all that legendary tone, thanks to its Adirondack red spruce top and Honduran mahogany body. Get an authentic reproduction of a classic with the J-45 True Vintage.

The top of the J-45 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.

Gibson J45 Custom Rosewood

Gibson J45 Custom Rosewood

The J-45 provides exceptional bass response and the trebles are distinct without being tinny (as in Taylor). Beautifully adorned with abalone on a tobacco burst nitro finish. Perhaps my favorite characteristic as an aging picker is the extremely comfortable slope shoulder and short scale design. Very nice ‘custom’ case keeps it snug. I gig out, but this one doesn’t leave the studio. I’d be heartbroken if it were nicked, dinged or damaged.
I waited too long to buy this great guitar. I’ve owned nearly every make of quality USA-built guitars and my Gibson J45 (rosewood) custom has become my favorite six-string instrument. Sold off many, but this great guitar resides in my home studio alongside other keepers: a Santa Cruz OM/PW, vintage Guild GF-25 and a vintage twelve string Guild JF30-12.
Zero complaints. This guitar is a looker and extremely well built. I had heard rumors concerning Gibson acoustic build quality; thus I had never purchased one until I played this J-45. This J45 changed my mind entirely and now leaves me longing for a Gibby Hummingbird.

It was not cheap, but then I expected to pay more for a Gibson. Pricing is between my Guilds and a high-dollar Santa Cruz. The two Guild guitars are probably the best kept secrets. If looking for a bargain, the Guilds are certainly the best high quality instruments for the money. The Santa Cruz is a beautiful instrument competing with Collings, H&D, Froggy Bottom and other expensive ’boutique’ guitars. In the Gibson, I feel I got a bargain because it outplays/outperforms any other rosewood dread or jumbo model I’ve owned.

Gibson’s Five Star Dealer Series continues as the acclaimed luthiers of Bozeman, Montana, pay tribute to a great pre-war “round shouldered” dreadnought with the j-45 rosewood Mystic Rosewood. Introduced in 1942, the J-45 was an instant success, favored by country, folk and blues artists for its rich tone and bold voice. Original examples are highly-prized today and sell for upwards of $7,000 or more on today’s vintage market—when you can find them.

 

Gibson J45 Review

Gibson J45 Review

The J-45 is an all solid wood guitar. It has a sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides. It is x braced and is round shouldered. It is covered with a warm glossy sunburst finish. It comes with an undersaddle pickup and depending on where you buy it it will usually come with a case.

Sound: My personal opinion on the J-45 is that is has a warm woody tone and a slight sparkle on the highs. Then again there are some J-45s that are complete duds and have no livelyness and are dull and boring. When comparing the J-45 to other guitars my first impression when strumming it is that the guitar is perfect for telling a story it almost has a personality that draws you in when playing a song. Although it might not have as much balance as some other square shouldered dreadnoughts I think somebody looking for a guitar that wants something that would add an extra layer of depth and emotion to their song should really consider this guitar.

Action, Fit & Finish: The finish is very pretty and although it has minimal appointments compared to other guitars in its price range I find that it has a vibe that boasts the attitude of a guitar player that has been playing for years and wants to take the stage and say “I don’t need to prove to anyone how good I am just shut up and listen to my sound I know what I’m doing” hahaha I don’t know if anyone else gets this vibe from a gibson j 45 strings but I certainly do.

Reliability & Durability: Yes this guitar is perfectly capable of withstanding gigging and the dings and knicks that come along with it.

Overall Impression: MY overall impression of this gibson j-45 dimensions is that its perfect someone who has already found their sound and understands what sets their sound apart from others. I also love the look and attitude the guitar gives off when played. If it were stolen I would go out and buy another one instantly. I compared it to other acoustics such as the Gibson Hummingbird and althoug in my opinion the humminbird had more balance and is probably a safer guitar for all generes or for somene that playes an abundant amount of styles of music I feel like the J-45 does a better job at telling the story of a song and has more of a specific tone or “personality” than the Hummingbird and other guitars

Gibson J45 Standard

Gibson J45 Standard

The Gibson J45 Standard  has been Gibson’s top-selling acoustic guitar for years. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, Gibson’s most popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line, world renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Subtle changes to the bracing of its predecessor—the J-35—made Gibson’s J-45 one of most technically advanced guitars of its time.

The J-45 has been Gibson’s top-selling acoustic guitar for years. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, Gibson’s most popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line, world renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Subtle changes to the bracing of its predecessor–the J-35–made Gibson’s J-45 one of most technically advanced guitars of its time.

Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the gibson j45 ราคา. With a gear ratio of 14:1, the Rotomatics deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. All moving parts are cut for exact meshing, eliminating the possibility of slippage. A countersunk tension screw lets players regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gear box provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

The top of the ギブソンのj-45 is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern grade Honduras mahogany, giving the J-45 its world renowned full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. 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.

Tapered dovetail neck joint allows the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood.