Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)

As Gibson's flagship acoustic, the J-45 has been heard on the biggest stages and in the best studios. The spruce and mahogany tonewoods project robust tones.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
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 new heights. This 2019 model delivers a sound with incredible dynamic range, warm mids, and a tight punchy bass.

- Body Style: J-45
- Back: Mahogany
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
- Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper
- Nut Width: 1.725”
- Neckjoint: Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24.75”
- Number of Frets: 20
- Nut: Black
- Inlay: Mother-Of-Pearl Dots
- Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood
- Tuners: Grover Rotomatics with Kidney Buttons
- Plating: Nickel
- Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
- Finish: Heritage Cherry Sunburst
- Case: Gibson Hardshell
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 20.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MCRS45CH
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RS45VSN19
Scratch and Dent, Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 21 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): RS45VSN19

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted February 3, 2020 by Anthony A in San Diego, CA
"THE Acoustic Guitar"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Gibson J45 is for me the holy grail of acoustic guitars.
The J45 sounds like pretty much every great recording of an acoustic guitar. Very balanced tone, warm with plenty of clarity.
The pickup in the guitar is decent, never been a fan of the plugged in acoustic sound, but I use it for convenience when a live acoustic is called for. Comes with a very nice case.
Ease of Use
Tune it and play it. Very playable acoustic guitar, both for chord work, single note runs, or anything inbetween.
Top notch quality.
Value is subjective, especially at this price point. At nearly $3K is this guitar 3x better than a $1K guitar? No, not from my experience. I find that the higher you go in price point on guitars, the more incremental the quality differences. However, the J45 is by far the best sounding acoustic guitar in my opinion, and I was not especially bothered by the high price.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed Gibson's support yet, guitar came to me perfect.
The Wow Factor
The guitar is beautiful, but also sort of basic in appearance. On the other hand, many people comment about how good it sounds while I'm playing, that don't generally same the same about other acoustic guitars in my hands.
Musical Background:
Studied guitar at LA Music Academy, play in active original band, 17 years playing overall.
Musical Style:
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