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 Gibson J 45 Specs Custom 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. This legendary bracing design delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. It also projects a natural compression, which helps the J-45 Custom blend nicely with any accompaniment.
The dovetail neck joint is one of the oldest – and best – ways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill.
Vintage Gibson J45 for sale.1959 Gibson J45 for sale.Stored in a smoke free environment ? Only played in the afternoon services? I think not ! This exceptional round shouldered 1959 Gibson J 45 offered for sale has been toted from club gigs,honkytonks,recording sessions and general gather round pickin ‘parties all her life and for a good reason, she sounds great ! With full well rounded tone and fine projection to stay out front this old girl is a players delight. From the private collection of one of the Southeast’s renowned luthiers. Nice beefy medium jumbo refret, adjustable bridge (still in case) thankfully replaced with a more desirable Brazilian rosewood reproduction 3/32nds bass E string height at 12th fret, wider Gibson nut 1/11 16ths wide.Some dinks and scratches from all her years of glorious service.Case as seen is in good shape and decorated with stickers from around the world.