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Gibson Early 60's J-45 VS Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The J-45 is one of Gibson’s best-selling acoustics of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this popular acoustic is now ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The J-45 is one of Gibson’s best-selling acoustics of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. This vintage-style guitar features a 1960's style tortoise pickguard. Setup with a bone nut and saddle for superior tone. Finished with Gibson's famous vintage sunburst finish and nitrocellulose lacquer. This limited edition, limited to only 75 instruments worldwide, features the added versatility of an L.R. Baggs VTC pickup for natural amplification when plugged in. The narrow nut width allows for ease in playability in any position. Grover strap button tuners crown the peg head. Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity. Case sold separately.

  • Body type: Jumbo
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Traditional Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Info not available
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Grover strap button tuners
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited edtion
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States

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I truly love this guitar

By Hatchi

from Papillion NE

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  • Beautiful tone
  • Easy to play
  • Looks great


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    Comments about Gibson Early 60's J-45 VS Special Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I always wanted quality US made guitar. And this J45 fits the bill. I bought this on an open box deal, so I got a great price on it. I've had many very nice acoustic guitars over the years, but none came out of the box like this. The set up was spot on, action was perfect, no fret buzz and the big booming sound.. My wife gave me the Look when I told her I was going to buy it and how much it cost. But when I started to play, she really liked the sound the guitar put out. So I am very happy with my purchase .

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