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Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst 

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The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed œThe Workhorse and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the c...Read More

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This upgraded "Workhorse" is built to be easier to play with enhanced finish and the addition of L.R. Baggs pickup.

The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed œThe Workhorse and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the 2016 J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights.

Other features on this upgraded version include a 2016 engraved truss rod cover, improved feel thanks to the softened fingerboard edge which makes it a more comfortable fit in the contour your hand, L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup for ultimate plug-and-play ease, an enhanced finish thanks to finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds used on its high gloss finish, and smoother hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridges which will make them last longer and maximizes the wood's natural vibrancy.

Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type: Slope shoulder dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany 
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim Taper
  • Nut width: 1.725" (43.8mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: None
  • Tuning machines: Nickel Grover Rotomatics
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Black Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States

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Gibson2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Stays in tune (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a j45

By Experienced novice

from California

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The only complaint I have is the fact I ordered a 2016 which is supposed to have the engraved truss rod cover. It was just straight black. No year engraved on it. It is a 2016 serial number though. Also engraved on the back of the neck near the serial number it has 2017. Nothing wrong with the guitar though. It's beautiful, stays in tune, neck feels great, setup was okay out of the box. Shipping was prompt and guitar was double boxed.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful guita

    By Kentucky Picker

    from Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I have to admit that I've had some choice words for Gibson over the last several years but it seems they are really getting back to the great company they were in the past. My J 45 is a great acoustic. It accentuates the mid and treble frequencies and isn't as bass heavy as a D 28 or other Dreadnoughts. I've found that phosphor bronze strings really even out the tone. Construction and finish are all top notch.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfection

      By 805MetrologyTech

      from Oxnard, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Relaxing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Ever since I started playing guitar, I've always had my eyes on the J45, and had my heart set on buying one someday. Fifteen years, three jobs, and twenty-six hundred bones later, I finally bought one. Smooth and warm tone, slick playability, simple and elegant finish, and the fact that it plugs in and can be amplified just adds to the awesomeness of this guitar. The hard case that it comes with is pretty cool too, and I think it'll hold up to what it's designed to do. I will admit, that it is a little on the high end, but it is definitely worth everything you'll spend. I know I'm going to enjoy this guitar for years to come.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very happy

      By Chasapple

      from Slo

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Bottom line this is the nices guitar I have ever had. It has a great sound

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        looks and plays beautifully

        By fly

        from ethel, la.

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I have lots of guitars but this one is Boss.I have wanted a J45 for a long time and finally sprang for it. It has a wonderful sound and the quality is beyond compare. Spent a little more than I wanted but its def. worth it

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