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Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case), Vintage Sunburst

Dubbed "The Workhorse," the Gibson J-45 guitar is a time-honored classic. This modern reincarnation is outfitted with an LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system. (2) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Vintage Sunburst

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Features: What it does for you:
LR Baggs Element VTC pickup Transparent sound with volume and tone controls
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone

The Flagship Round Shoulder Dreadnought

Classic styling and modern components come together in the 2016 Gibson J-45 Standard, a "workhorse" of an acoustic-electric guitar that, since its introduction in 1942, has set a standard for Gibson's line of round-shoulder, dreadnought guitars. As one of the company's best-selling acoustics, the J-45 Standard is highly regarded for its full and balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. With Rotomatic tuners, beautiful tonewoods, and an L.R. Baggs Element VTCpickup, Gibson's J-45 Standard begs to be played.

Hear just how sweet the Gibson J-45 sounds in our exclusive video demo:


Tonewoods of the Highest Caliber for This Workhorse

Top-quality tonewoods and craftsmanship give the J-45 Standard its expressive sound, projection, and superior feel. The guitar's top is constructed of AA-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are made from pattern-grade Honduras mahogany. Simple yet sweet, the rosette on the J-45 Standard is a single ring consisting of three-ply binding. Rounding out the instrument is a fingerboard made of high-grade rosewood, along with dot inlays made of pretty mother-of-pearl.

Grover Tuners at Your Service

The J-45 is equipped with nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners for precision tuning and performance. To prevent slippage, all moving parts are cut for exact meshing, and a countersunk tension screw lets you control the tuning tension to any degree. The Rotomatics get their smooth, accurate tuning stability from a special lubricant inside the gear box.

X-Braced for Great Acoustic Projection

Slightly different than other Gibson acoustic guitars, the J-45 Standard has a variation of the company's X bracing design situated behind the sound hole, with a set of thin, tall braces for the back and scalloped thin, tall braces for the top. Thanks to this bracing pattern, you get a guitar that delivers a balanced expression with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. This instrument is ideal for any guitarist wanting a natural, open, musically robust sound.

Baggs Active Acoustic Pickup System

The J-45 Standard comes standard with the L.R. Baggs Element active acoustic pickup system featuring a solid, low-profile undersaddle element (or transducer) that many say are more stable than most ribbon-type pickups. To deliver unrivaled performance from an undersaddle pickup, the Element works alongside an onboard preamp with a removable volume control mounted just inside the sound hole. According to Gibson, the system's sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar, as well as improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. It's powered by a standard 9V battery housed inside the J-45 Standard in L.R. Baggs' Battery Bagg.

Features:

- 2016 engraved truss rod cover
- Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand
- Comprehensive Plek assisted setup for perfect action a superior performance
- Penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy
- Upgraded with LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system with Volume, Tone, and Compression
- Hardshell Case

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Electronics: LR Baggs Element VTC
- Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
- Tuning Machines: Nickel Grover Rotomatics
- Pickguard: Traditional tortoise tear drop
- Bridge: Belly up, rosewood , MOP dots
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Fingerboard: 12" radius, rosewood with MOP dot inlay
- Bracing: Traditional scalloped x-bracing
- Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
- Neck: Mahogany, with 1.725" black Graph Tech Tusq nut
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer
- Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back, multi-ply single ring rosette
- Wood: Sitka spruce top, mahogany back & sides
- Body Style: Round shoulder J-45
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RS4SVSNP1
Blemished, Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RS4SVSNP1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard Acoustic

The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the 2016 J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to greater heights.

Upgraded with LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system with Volume, Tone, and Compression for superior natural tone when amplified.

Hear just how sweet the Gibson J-45 sounds in our exclusive video demo:


Features:

- 2016 engraved truss rod cover
- Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand
- Comprehensive Plek assisted setup for perfect action a superior performance
- Penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy
- Upgraded with LR Baggs Element VTC pickup system with Volume, Tone, and Compression
- Hardshell Case
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Sound: This Baby just booms. Fantastic bottom end with equally resort middle and upper. Feature: When you hold this one in your hand, you know you had better hang on. You are in for one helluva musical ride. It improves your playing due to the fact you cannot put it down. Ease of Use: The playability of the J-45 is unmatched by any guitars I have ever played, including some way upper-end Martins. The setup was absolutely perfect. Quality: When you hold this guitar in your hand you know you have hold of one first quality musical instrument. The feel and appearance is unlike any guitar I have ever owned. ( I would probably say the same about the J-15 also) Value: This product is well worth zZounds selling price and then some. Oh, a word about zZounds. You will never find a better company to deal with, from order to delivery. Fine bunch of folks. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with the manufacturer and don't anticipate having to. The Wow Factor: Recently went on vacation from Oregon to Michigan. Jammed with him and his friends and they could not keep their hands off the Gibsons. I was lucky to get home with my J-45. My Son saw fit to relieve me of my J-15. Overall: Ten months ago I bought a Gibson J-15 because I really could not decide between it and the J-45. Absolutely loved the sound of the J-15. Great kids and uppers with adequate bottom end. I loved the J-15 so much I became a Gibson convert after many Martins. Enter the J-45. Bought it 3 months ago and was even more impressed.
Style of Music: Folk, blues, rock
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