From Gibson –
“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. The Gibson J-45 model delivers a sound with incredible dynamic range, warm mids, and a tight punchy bass.”
· Wood Species: Sitka Spruce Top with Mahogany Back and Sides
· Finish: Nitrocellulose
· Neck Material: Mahogany
· Neck Profile: Slim Taper
· Scale Length: 24.75"
· Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
· Fingerboard Radius: 12''
· Number of Frets: 20
· Frets: Standard
· Nut Material: Black Tusq
· Nut Width: 1.725''
· Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
· Adjustable Truss Rod
· Finish: Vintage Sunburst
· Hardware Finish: Nickel
· Bridge: Traditional belly up, Rosewood
· Tuning Machines: Vintage Style with White Buttons
· Pick Guard: Tear Drop
· Pickup with Volume and Tone Controls
Featuring a traditional soft shoulder dreadnought shape, hand-scalloped X bracing, solid Sitka spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides, the tone is rich and detailed, with the smooth low end push and broad projection. The guitar offers top end bite without being brittle and delivers and a big, open quality with a purposeful strum. This one has good definition and warmth for fingerpicking too.
Apart from some light scratches and a few small dents, there is little to show for this guitar being 15 years old. Everything else is super clean. It has certainly been well cared for – even the original plastic film is still on the pickguard.
The one-piece mahogany neck has a medium C shape with good shoulder and limited taper with a comfortable and fast feel. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features perfect vintage gauge frets which are free of wear.
It has a great sounding pickup onboard, which we think is an LR Baggs Element unit according to Gibson specs of this era. There are also volume and tone controls hidden discretely under the top of the soundhole. The whole package has been set up nicely and it‘s ready to roll in every way.
This J-45 has a wonderfully balanced, even and very focused acoustic tone that could only be Gibson. It is a lovely instrument to play, and that neck is comfortable in all positions. No dead spots, and a vibe that says “play me !”
Comes in its original Gibson hard case in good condition.
Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/6IR5cSGXJsk2895