Gibson J-45 '50s Faded Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

Discover golden era J-45 sound and style at a fraction of the original's price. A satin nitro finish offers a soft, comfortable touch and a smooth sound.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Rosewood bridge Incredible durability; extremely resonant
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone

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 J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to untold heights. The Gibson J-45 Faded 50s delivers full-spectrum sound with incredible dynamic range; warm mids; and tight, punchy bass. Now available with a faded satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that accentuates the guitar's vintage vibe, and equipped with a modern LR Baggs pickup and electronics package for studio and stage use. A hardshell case is also included.

-Body Shape: J-45
-Material: Mahogany
-Back & Sides: Mahogany
-Top: Sitka Spruce
-Binding: Multi-ply Top, Single ply Back
-Neck: Mahogany
-Profile: Round
-Nut Width: 1.725:/43.815mm
-Fingerboard: Rosewood
-Scale Length: 24.85:/628.65mm
-Number of Frets: 20
-Nut: Bone
-Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots
-Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood
-Tailpiece: N/A
-Tuners: Gotoh White Button
-Plating: N/A
-Under Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
-Controls: Soundhole Mounted Volume and Tone
-Case: Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Faded Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 19.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OCRS4FVS
Blemished, Faded Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 19.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): OCRS4FVS

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Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted June 26, 2023 by a customer from

"Wow! Great Sound!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Let me start off by saying that I recently purchased this guitar and have had a Gibson Slash J-45 for a year. Over the last week I have been doing side by side comparisons, by ear and recording. I can honestly say, hands-down, that the J 45, 50s Faded sounds so much better than my Slash J 45. The “faded” has a fuller, richer well rounded sound, with highl low and mids clearly present. My SlashJ-45 has almost no low end whatsoever, no thump, just mids and very pronounced highs, which is why I decided to try the Faded. I could no be happier. I do have one issue, it’s the amount of nitrocellulose on the Faded. I believe they could’ve added a bit more, when you compare the faded to the Slash, it’s night and day. I swear, the nitrocellulose adds a pond or more to the slash. It takes a bit getting used to, but the sound makes up for it all. It’s a very attractive guitar. It’s nice to see the wood grain in the Faded, that you don’t get to see in the Slash because of the heavy nitro coating on the Slash. I highly recommend trying this guitar.
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