Gibson 2016 J-45 Vintage Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

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Get authentically vintage Gibson J-45 look and feel courtesy of this dreadnought's thermally aged Adirondack spruce top with traditional scalloped x bracing.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Adirondack red spruce top Crisp, clean tone with great projection
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Scalloped X bracing Top vibrates freely; remains stable

The Gibson 2016 J-45 stays true to the original, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, an enhanced top made from Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage hide glue top bracing, and back and sides constructed from genuine mahogany providing the best sounding J-45. Thermally Aged top woods were developed with the help of a major university for use on our 2016 Vintage line. This allows Gibson to replicate the aging process on the cellular level for that legendary Gibson Acoustic vintage sound and appearance.


- Relic style period correct tuners
- Enhanced top made from Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce
Comprehensive Plek assisted setup for perfect action a superior performance
- Penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy
- Hardshell Case

- Electronics: None
- Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
- Tuning Machines: Relic Gotoh White Button
- Pickguard: .030 traditinoal tear drop
- Bridge: Belly Up, rosewood, MOP dots, bone saddle
- 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, slim-taper profile with 1.725" bone nut
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer, VOS finish
- Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back, multi-ply single ring rosette
- Wood: Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top, mahogany back & sides
- Body Style: Round shoulder J-45

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted October 30, 2015 by Rick M in Decatur, AR

"Gibson 2016 J-45 Vintage"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I am still joyfully enamored with the tone and playability of this guitar after a couple months of ownership. There really is something special about the thermally treated process that makes this guitar sound older than it is. I couldn't be happier with the guitar and zZounds was a pleasure to deal with.

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