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Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-electric Guitar

Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-electric Guitar

Classic styling and modern components come together in the Gibson J-45 Standard, a “workhorse” of an acoustic-electric guitar that, since its introduction in 1942, has set a standard for Gibson’s line of round-shoulder, dreadnought guitars. As one of the company’s best-selling acoustics, the J-45 Standard is highly regarded for its full and balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. With Rotomatic tuners, beautiful tonewoods, and an L.R. Baggs Element pickup, Gibson’s J-45 Standard begs to be played.

Top-quality tonewoods and craftsmanship give the gibson j-45 acoustic Standard its expressive sound, projection, and superior feel. The guitar’s top is constructed of AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are made from pattern-grade Honduras mahogany. Simple yet sweet, the rosette on the J-45 Standard is a single ring consisting of three-ply binding. Rounding out the instrument is a fingerboard made of high-grade rosewood, along with dot inlays made of pretty mother-of-pearl.

Grover Tuners at Your Service
The J-45 is equipped with nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners for precision tuning and performance. To prevent slippage, all moving parts are cut for exact meshing, and a countersunk tension screw lets you control the tuning tension to any degree. The Rotomatics get their smooth, accurate tuning stability from a special lubricant inside the gear box.

X-Braced for Great Acoustic Projection
Slightly different than other Gibson acoustic guitars, the j-45 custom rosewood has a variation of the company’s X bracing design situated behind the sound hole, with a set of thin, tall braces for the back and scalloped thin, tall braces for the top. Thanks to this bracing pattern, you get a guitar that delivers a balanced expression with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. This instrument is ideal for any guitarist wanting a natural, open, musically robust sound.

This is a nice ax, but check out both the J-45 Custom and its cousin the J-45 Standard to get a good sense of the difference, and of the controversy that can arise among guitars players who sometimes take this stuff a little too seriously. The Custom, with hardshell case, can be had for under $2,800 with a little shopping, a pretty good price when compared to what other guitars are going for these days.

Vintage Gibson J 45 Guitar

 

Vintage Gibson J 45 Guitar

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 guitar 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.

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.

Gibson J 45 Guitar

Gibson J 45 Guitar

Now the j45 guitar Mystic Rosewood makes the full potential of this legendary acoustic guitar available today while celebrating the original with custom appointments and exotic tonewoods. The J-45 Custom Mystic Rosewood has an exotic appearance and an exquisite voice. This guitar is part of a limited run of only 50 guitars supplied exclusively to Gibson’s Five Star Dealerships. Five Star Dealers are the experts on Gibson Acoustics. All have trained and certified Gibson Acoustic Specialists on staff to ensure the finest experience and service to players and collectors looking for premium Gibson acoustic guitars.

In keeping with the status of this run of instruments, the gibson j45 guitar Mystic Rosewood is crafted from the finest traditional tonewoods, including a solid top made from Adirondack red spruce, a rare and highly prized wood that harkens back to the golden age of Gibson acoustic guitars. The back and sides are made from luthier-selected Mystic Indian Rosewood, which offers both an elegant, exotic appearance and a sweet, rich tone. The top is supported by an X-brace made from scalloped spruce for superior resonance and dressed in a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish in Vintage Sunburst. Bound by a classic cream body binding with herringbone trim on top, the J-45 is finished with an abalone soundhole rosette, and a traditional tortoise pickguard. The neck is carved from solid mahogany to a comfortable modified “V” profile, attached with a compound dovetail joint and secured with hot hide glue. The select ebony fingerboard is inlaid with mother-of-pearl dots, and finished with the mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo. Offering the superb playing feel to which Gibson lovers are accustomed, the guitar is built to the popular 24-3/4″ scale length, with a neck width of 1.725″ across the nut. A black truss-rod cover engraved with the word “Custom” is a subtle reminder of this special guitar’s unique status.

The J-45 Custom Mystic Rosewood comes equipped with an L.R. Baggs™ Element® pickup with end-pin jack to accurately amplify the acoustic tone, making this exotic and exclusive guitar a stage-ready performer. Gold vintage-style Rover™ Rotomatic® tuners ensure smooth action and an efficient performance, while a traditional belly-up rosewood bridge with a Tusq™ saddle provides optimum resonance at the body end. All in all, the J-45 Custom Mystic Rosewood is a gorgeous recreation of one of Gibson’s most prized acoustics, perfect for the 21st century player and collector. This special model is limited to 50 guitars worldwide, so see a Gibson Five Star Dealer today to inquire about availability.

J45 Guitar

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In 1947 Gibson officially introduced the J-50 guitar, essentially a natural-finish J-45, though Gibson shipped a handful of J-50 guitars already in 1942. One difference between the two is the top, which is triple-bound in the J-50 instead of single-bound; however, Gibson also made some early j-45 vintage ,J-45s with a triple-bound top. As mentioned, the sunburst finish was useful for hiding flaws in the wood. The J-50 wasn’t introduced until after World War II. Decent wood supplies were easier to come by, so Gibson didn’t need to resort to using imperfect wood on all its instruments. This better quality wood justified the production of the natural-finish J-50, as there were very few flaws which needed to be covered up by a sunburst finish. Gibson did continue to produce the sunburst J-45, however, and it is still an important part of Gibson’s production line today.

Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, Gibson’s most popular round-shoulder dreadnought guitar is 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 Standard one of most technically advanced acoustic electric guitars of its time.

Grover’s original Rotomatic tuners are an engineering marvel, with abundant style and performance exactly suited for the Gibson J-45. 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 you regulate the tuning tension to any degree. A special lubricant inside the gearbox provides smooth and accurate tuning stability.

The top of the Gibson J-45 acoustic electric guitar is made from AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern-grade Honduran mahogany, giving the J-45 guitar 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 pivotal processes in 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 maintain that standard.

The pickguard for the J-45 acoustic electric guitar is Gibson’s standard plain tortoise tear drop shape, which has been used on the J-45 since its introduction in 1942. As with all of Gibson’s pickguards, the coloring, inlay, and binding are all done by hand.