Gibson 2017 J-45 Slope Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The classic J-45 now with cutaway and L.R. Baggs electronics for more versatility and playability.

You can never have too much of a good thing and the 2017 J-45 Slope Shoulder is just that. When you play this J-45, you’ll notice that it responds exactly to the player’s style and technique – powerful one moment, and soft and mellow the next. This characteristic of round shoulder guitars is certainly one of the main attractions that players have to Gibson's famous J-45 model, affectionately called “The Workhorse”.

For the first time ever, Gibson offers the iconic J-45 in a modern cutaway model. The Gibson Slope Shoulder acoustic body design is an original Gibson innovation, which first appeared in Gibson’s 1934 catalog, and was promoted for its incredible sound and the 2017 J-45 Cutaway is no different. Gibson's master craftsmen kept it as close to the J-45 Standard as possible, building each instrument using the same time-tested build techniques as all Gibson acoustics. Its cutaway body design offers full access to the rosewood fingerboard for increased playing surface. The J-45 has continually lured artists and professionals with its superior playing comfort, punchy bass and warm, rich tonality and this cutaway version is even more versatile. The 2017 J-45 Cutaway offers a slim taper mahogany neck joined with a compound dovetail neck-to-body joint to the mahogany back and sides for a cohesive bond between these two vibrating elements. A beautiful Sitka spruce top pumps out all the classic Gibson sound. It's finished with classic Gibson appointments, including a mother-of-pearl Gibson inlay on the headstock, superior nickel Grover tuners, superior black nut and Tusq saddle, rosewood bridge and fingerboard, mother-of-pearl position markers and an L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system, delivering the true tonal character of your Gibson Acoustic. 

Designed and handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, the 2017 J-45 Slope Shoudler Dreadnought includes a hardshell case and Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. 

Includes hardshell case.


  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany 
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Vintage sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Slim taper
  • Nut width: 1.725 in. (43.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Vintage sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood 
  • Tuning machines: Nickel Grover Rotomatics 
  • Bridge: Rosewood 
  • Saddle & nut: Tusq, Black nut 
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body design
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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