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Gibson Limited Edition J-45 Sitka Spruce Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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From a distance, this limited edition Gibson Acoustic looks like the J-45 that has been a favorite of guitarists since it first hit the market in 194...Click To Read More About This Product

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Extremely rare J-45 with gorgeous flame maple body and sidesand hand-rubbed red mahogany stain.

From a distance, this limited edition Gibson Acoustic looks like the J-45 that has been a favorite of guitarists since it first hit the market in 1942, but dont let the looks deceive you. While Gibson has almost always offered the J-45 with a back and sides of solid genuine mahogany, with occasional Custom J-45s utilizing rosewood or maple, this rare bird leaves the Gibson Acoustic nest boasting solid highly flamed maple. This rarer back and side wood choice is enhanced with a hand-rubbed red mahogany stain under hand-applied and tone-friendly nitrocellulose lacquer, offering aesthetic beauty only matched by the crisp and edgy tone that maple produces.

Limited to a run of 65 models, this special J-45 Flamed Maple Acoustic-Electric features a multi-ply, hand-applied top and soundhole binding with a single bound back, wrapped around the rare red mahogany finish. Combined with the hand-selected flame maple back and sides, Sitka spruce top and genuine mahogany neck make this rare Gibson J-45 one looks and sounds like no other.

Other special appointments include a 1.725 wide neck with a Tusq nut, Gibsons traditional hand-fit neck-to-body dovetail neck joint joined with old-world hide glue, hand-scalloped traditional X bracing for a more lively response from the top, a rosewood bridge, and a 12" radius rosewood fingerboard accented with abalone position markers. It includes gold open back Grover tuners, a PLEK setup accurate to within .001", super comfortable "C" neck, all translated into an amplified signal by the tried-and-true L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system.

This Gibson Acoustic Limited Edition J-45 Flamed Maple comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, Gibson hardshell case, and Gibsons Limited Lifetime Warranty.

  • Body
  • Body type: Round Shoulder
  • Cutaway: Non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Flamed Maple
  • Bracing pattern: Traditional Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C
  • 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: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gold Grover
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods, limited edtion
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: United States

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