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This classic Gibson workhouse has vintage-inspired detailing and an LR Baggs VTC pickup.
The Gibson '50s J-45 Original acoustic electric guitar revives a classic workhorse with premium tonewoods and upgraded electronics. Gibson has recreated a vintage-inspired instrument with authentic details from the golden age of acoustics, including a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, multi-ply binding and a tortoise pickguard. At the same time, an LR Baggs VTC pickup has been seamlessly integrated to amplify your sound with stunning realism.
Sitka Spruce Top and Mahogany Body Produce Iconic Tone
The '50s J-45 Original features a solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, a combination Gibson has used for decades to produce a balanced, articulate tone equally suited to strumming and fingerpicking. The spruce top provides crisp highs and open mids, while the mahogany body adds warmth and low-end depth. Together, these premium tonewoods create the legendary Gibson acoustic sound that has endured for generations.
Vintage Touches Meet Modern Playability
With vintage-style cream button tuners, multi-ply top binding and a tortoise pickguard, the '50s J-45 Original looks like an acoustic from the 1950s. Yet its neck profile and fingerboard radius have been updated for contemporary playability. The result blends eye-catching retro esthetics with the fast, comfortable feel that modern guitarists expect.
LR Baggs VTC Pickup Delivers Natural Tone
An LR Baggs VTC pickup has been installed to amplify your acoustic tone with stunning accuracy. The VTC pickup captures the '50s J-45 Original's complex harmonic content and dynamic response for a natural, three-dimensional sound. Simple controls for volume and tone sit discreetly inside the soundhole, allowing you to dial in your perfect amplified tone without altering the guitar's vintage vibe.
Legendary Pedigree and Craftsmanship
As an instrument from Gibson Acoustic's Original Collection, the '50s J-45 Original is built to the highest standards of quality using time-honored techniques. Its all-solid wood construction and dovetail neck joint ensure lifelong stability and sustain. A nitrocellulose finish ages gracefully over time, further enhancing the vintage character. Owning an Original Collection Gibson is owning a piece of music history.
- Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides
- Round mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard
- LR Baggs VTC pickup
- Grover Strap tuning machines with cream buttons, tradtional belly up bridge, nickel plating
A classic workhouse that flaunts vintage-inspired detailing. Order today.
'50s J-45 Original Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:Body
- Top wood: Sitka spruce
- Back & sides: Mahogany
- Neck shape: Round
- Nut width: 1.725"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24.75"
- Number of frets: 20
- Saddle & nut: Bone
- Pickup/preamp: LR Baggs VTC
- Tuning machines: Grover Strap with cream buttons
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.