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Gibson 2017 J-45 Custom Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The 2017 J-45 Custom is designed to please J-45 lovers who desire the enhanced tone and look of a rosewood guitar. Hand-built on the foundation of th...Click To Read More About This Product
6-Month* financing available.
Improved body design and electronics make this 2017 J-45 an even better joy to play.
The 2017 J-45 Custom is designed to please J-45 lovers who desire the enhanced tone and look of a rosewood guitar. Hand-built on the foundation of the world-famous Gibson J-45 Standard, the J-45 Custom incorporates all the charm and style with added custom enhancements from the artisans at the Gibson Acoustic Shop located in Bozeman, Montana.
The 2017 J-45 Custom is finished with classic Gibson appointments, gold Grover tuners, superior Tusq nut and saddle, Richlite bridge and fingerboard with abalone inlay, and an L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system, delivering the true tonal character of your Gibson Acoustic. This special guitar is designed and handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana. It includes a hardshell case and Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
- Body type:Dreadnought
- Cutaway:Single cutaway
- Top wood:Sitka Spruce
- Back & sides:Mahogany
- Bracing pattern:Scalloped X
- Body finish:NitrocelluloseLacquer
- Orientation:Right handed
- Neck shape:Slim taper
- Nut width:1.725 in. (43.8 mm)
- Neck wood:Mahogany
- Scale length:24.75 in.
- Number of frets:20
- Neck finish:Nitrocellulose
- Brand:L.R. Baggs
- Configuration:Soundhole mounted preamp
- Preamp EQ:1-band
- Feedback filter:No
- Headstock overlay:Mahogany
- Tuning machines:Grover Nickel Rotomatics
- Saddle & nut:Tusq/Black Nut
- Number of strings:6-string
- Special features:None
- Case:Hardshell case
- Country of origin:United States
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Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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Comments about Gibson 2017 J-45 Custom Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I am a long time Gibson electric player. Past Gibbies include a Les Paul, L6S, several ES-175s, a 125, and a 339. Was never drawn to their acoustics, in part because of their reputation for spotty quality the last few years. Decided to add a J-45 and absolutely loved the new 2017 Custom. While looks are subjective, I found the 2016 j-45 Custom had a bit too much bling for what I perceived to be a "blue collar" guitar. The 2017, on the other hand, had just the right appointments. Ordered online and was not disappointed-guitar was just about flawless. Fit and finish were superb and the action, though a bit high for my personal playing style, was great right out of the case.
Plugged in the tone is very different from the Martin Performing Artist series I usually gig with. I found the Gibson to have less separation between the notes. For me this meant strumming the guitar created a smoother, lusher bed for my vocals. The Martin cuts through the mix better and, to me, has a better overall tone (thanks to the Fishman Aura system) but the Gibson really provides a better background for the singer/songwriter stuff. Plus, the vibe of the guitar is so cool.
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