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.
The Gibson J 45 Rosewood Standard is a part of Gibson’s top-selling J-45 “The Workhorse” line, first introduced in 1942. This round-shoulder, dreadnought 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 Standard features all that rich tone, thanks to its AA-grade Sitka spruce top and pattern-grade Honduras mahogany body. And, for unbelievable onstage tone, there’s a premier active pickup system installed on the Gibson J-45 Standard.
The legendary J-45 guitar clearly defines the storied legacy of Gibson acoustics. Without question, the J-45 is an icon of Gibson’s round-shoulder dreadnought acoustic line ever since its introduction in 1942. Today, the guitar stands proudly as Gibson’s number one-selling acoustic, and in recognition of this distinguished rank Gibson Acoustic presents the J-45 Custom guitar one of the most elegant and best-sounding versions of this classic model produced by Gibson Acoustic’s master craftsmen in Bozeman, Montana. Combining vintage appointments with several modern features, the Gibson J-45 Custom acoustic electric guitar delivers the model’s renowned tone while adding a new, refined appearance that complements its fundamental design, including a gorgeous floral and vine abalone pearl headstock inlay designed by Gibson master luthier Ren Ferguson. The gibson j 45 acoustic electric Custom guitar is available in the model’s original Vintage Sunburst finish and Antique Natural.
Traditional Gibson Logo and Redesigned Headstock Inlay Design
The Gibson name has graced the most innovative and revolutionary acoustic guitars of our time, including the gibson j 45 acoustic guitar Custom guitar. There is no mistaking the classic block logo, inlaid in beautiful mother of pearl, representing more than a century of originality and excellence. There is simply no equal. The headstock also features a new flower and vine abalone pearl inlay designed by Gibson Acoustic’s longtime master luthier, Ren Ferguson. The elegance and stunning detail of this hand-engraved figured design gives the Gibson J-45 Custom guitar a distinct identity, ensuring its rightful place among the finest Gibson designs of the past.