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Gibson J-45 True Vintage Acoustic Guitar   

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The Gibson J-45 True Vintage Acoustic Gutiar boasts a historic aged look with popular vintage features. An Adirondack red spruce top, mahogany back a...Read More

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A limited edition with all the original appointments just like it debuted in '42.

The Gibson J-45 True Vintage Acoustic Gutiar boasts a historic aged look with popular vintage features. An Adirondack red spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge are just some of the appointments that reflect the J-45 guitar's history.

From the blues to bluegrass to folk to pop and everything in-between, the Gibson J-45 True Vintage guitar delivers. The J-45 guitar's premium red spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides don't just look reassuringly authentic, they also produce unmatched mellow, full-bodied tone.

In the early 1940s, a Gibson sales rep lobbied hard for the development of a flattop dreadnought to compete with other popular acoustic guitars of the day. He so convincing that despite wartime demands on the factory, Gibson launched the J-45 guitar in 1942, and it quickly became a staple of the Gibson Acoustic line.

  • Round shoulder body style
  • Premium red spruce top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 4-ply top, single-ply back
  • Mahogany neck, V-shape profile
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Madagascar rosewood fingerboard
  • Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
  • 1.725" nut width
  • Madagascar rosewood bridge
  • Mother-of-pearl dot bridge inlays
  • White bridge pins
  • White button nickel gotoh tuners

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Gibson True Vintage J-45

By t j bozat

from Chicago, IL

The easiest-to-play six string acoustic I own, action like butter, all even up and down the neck. Full sound, very crisp compared to my Martin D-35 (Brazilian rosewood). Really a lovely guitar. As I'm 60 years old, I'm sorry I won't be able to get in 30 years playing time on it...A little pricey, but if you need one all-purpose acoustic guitar this one could be it.

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By Mike-kPZej

from San Francisco

There was something magical about this guitar. It was unlike any j45 I've played before. Characteristically even toned, but the tone. Oh the tone. Slightly dark, growling, yet not booming. Crystal clear in the treble, and so alive. I think it's the spruce top. It projects across the room at your command. As an added plus, the neck plays like the wind. I would trade my hummingbird in a second.

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