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Gibson Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic Guitar  

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Named after the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame folk hero, Gibson's Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic is a highly detailed recreation of the one used b...Read More

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A faifhfully recreated ode to one of the Hurdy Gurdy man's main musical partners.

Named after the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame folk hero, Gibson's Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic is a highly detailed recreation of the one used by the man behind such classics as "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine, Superman." It features the time-tested combo of Sitka spruce top paired with mahogany back and sides which will give you plenty of prejection and presence, making this a songwriter's dream. Its classic good looks are a combination of traditional build and a thin, naturally cured, nitrocellulose finish and matte which make it look just like the original guitar.

Other appointments include a period-correct 1.75" nut width, double ring rosette, modified round profile, a 50's style tortoise pickguard, rosewood belly up bridge with adjustable tusq saddle and 3-in-1 white button tuners. Each guitar includes an autographed label and personal letter from the famous Scottish troubadour and a custom hardshell case.

FEATURES Body
  • Type: J-45 Series
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany, '60s-style Body Radius
  • Binding: Multi-ply Top, Single Ply Back, Traditional Double Ring Rosette
  • Bracing: Scalloped X-braced Top
Neck
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: Modified Round
  • Thickness: 1.75" at Nut
  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Construction: Joint at 14th Fret
  • Adhesive: Hide Glue
Headstock
  • Type: Traditional CF-100
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Logo: Gold Block Decal
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
Fingerboard
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire
  • Inlays: 1/4" Mother-of-pearl Dots
  • Adhesive: Wood Glue
Nut
  • Material: Bone
  • Width: 1.75"
Headstock
  • Type: Traditional CF-100
  • Angle: 17 Degrees
  • Logo: Gold Block Decal
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
Tuners
  • Model: 3 In-line White Button
  • Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Bridge
  • Type: Belly up with Adjustable Tusq Saddle
  • Material: Rosewood
Hardware
  • Pickguard: 50's Style Tortoise
  • Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack
  • Strings: Gibson Light Guage .012" - .053"
Pickup
  • Preamp: L. R. Baggs Lyric
Finish
  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Process: Thin Natural Cure Nitrocellulose Finish with Textured Matte Appearance
Case
  • Type: Gibson Standard Hardshell Case
  • Exterior: Black Tolex
  • Interior: Blue Fabric
Accessories

Relive the subtle power of the '60s with this limited edition model.

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GibsonDonovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic Guitar
 
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5.0

Donovan played one...who knew?

By Blind Dawg

from Warner Robins GA

Pros

  • Adjustible Saddle

Cons

  • Textured Finish

Best Uses

  • It's A Guitarplay It

Comments about Gibson Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic Guitar:

Learned to play on my Dad's Cherry Sunburst J-45 just like this over 40 years ago. He gave it to me when I was a teenager. I lost them both over the years but when I saw this identical Donovan model I had to have it. It plays and sounds like the original. I remember the finish on the original to be smoother but I am very pleased to own this beauty.

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