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Departments > Guitars > Gibson - J-45 Standard Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst
Gibson - J-45 Standard Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst
SKU: #7633
Model: #AC45VSNH
Your Price:   $2,199.00 CDN


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Description

J-45 Standard
The J-45 is one of Gibsons best-selling acoustics of all time. Nicknamed The Workhorse and first introduced in 1942, this popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 is one of most technically advanced guitars of its time.

Features
- AA-grade Sitka spruce top with pattern grade Honduras mahogany back and sides
- Hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing
- Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and dot inlays
- L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
- Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners

Body
Body Type: J-45 Series
Top: Sitka Spruce Top
Back and Sides: Mahogany Back and Sides
Binding: Multi-ply Top Binding, Single Ply Back Binding, 3-Ply Single Ring Rosette
Bracing: Scalloped Top Bracing

Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: Slim Taper
Thickness: 1.725" at Nut
Truss Rod: Single Action

Neck Fit
Joint: Compound Dovetail
Construction: Joint at 14th Fret
Adhesive: Hide Glue

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Radius: 12" Radius
Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire
Inlays: 1/4" Mother of Pearl Dot
Adhesive: Premium Titebond

Nut
Material: Black Graph-tech
Width: 1.725"

Headstock
Type: Traditional CF-100
Angle: 17 Degrees
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Gibson Peghead logo
Truss Rod Cover: Black and White

Tuning Keys
Type: Grover Rotomatics
Plating: Nickel
Ratio: 14:1

Bridge
Type: Traditional Belly Up with Tusq Saddle
Material: Rosewood

Hardware
Pickguard: Tortoise Teardrop Black Pick Guard
Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack
Strings: .012" - .053" Gibson Light Guage

Pickups
Preamp: L.R. Baggs Element

Finish
Sealer: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Reviews



J45 = Amazing
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador
Just superb Gibson tone, just got to audition some to find THE ONE because their tone varies, I got to audition 3 and one just stood out from the rest.

Posted by Robert Hickman on Apr 9, 2014


left handed. j45 standard vintage sunburst electric acoustic
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Calgary North Alberta
I have wanted to own one of these beautiful ,amazing instruments, since I was ten years old 1963. I purchased one in July 2013 I have learned through u tube that they are hand made and hand sprayed. everyone slightly different. mine is slightly chocolate color. Simply magnificent. The staff at L & M, are the best,they know their stuff and are extremely helpful. thank you.

Posted by Jack G. on Apr 4, 2014


gibson j45 standard vintage sunburst, left handed 2013.
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Calgary North Alberta
I always wanted a left handed model I had a restrung Yamaha fg110 for the last 20 years. I think my j45 sunburst has the best almost cocoa color I have ever seen, drop dead gorgeous., the sound is perfect, the only thing I didn't like was , the pick up was loose and vibrated like crazy. once I tightened it all was beautiful music after that.

Posted by Jack [lefty] on Mar 25, 2014


Perfect guitar
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Moncton New Brunswick
Went into the store to look at a used J200, but it was sold. Played a few Gibsons (Sheryl Crow, Robert Johnson, J35, Hummingbird, etc) and this J45 just seemed to fit perfectly for me. It is lightweight, sounds amazing, and the sunburst finish is beautiful. I run it to my PA through a LR Baggs Para DI and it sounds just as good plugged in. This will be an heirloom piece I will pass on to my kids.

Posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2014


Love this guitar! The sound is off the charts!!
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Summerside Prince Edward Island
I got this guitar from L&M and I Love it! The sound unplugged is fantastic and when it is plugged in it is unreal! It is a beauty to look at and even more fun to play. It is a guitar that I have wanted for so long and now I own one. I am a Gibson man through and through. I own two Les Paul's and this completes the trio. This is truly a workhorse as I use it three times a week gigging. The full sound and tone are amazing. I love the bottom end sound out of this baby as well. The highs are crisp and bright and cut through very well. No regrets at all with this purchase. Go out and get yourself one today!

Posted by Chris on Sep 19, 2013


Love this guitar!
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Abbotsford British Columbia
Like the other reviewers have mentioned, there are some inconsistencies among these J45's. However, every here and there you find one that is simply outstanding, as I did. Nice full mids, excellent sustain, clear,dry highs and that classic J45 thump. But, just as impressive was the service. Lissa at the Stratford store went above and beyond and brought me in a lightly used instrument on approval. Turned out to be one of those really good ones. Massive tone! I love it. Cheers.

Posted by K. Blair on Jul 26, 2013


Worth a look
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store North Vancouver British Columbia
This is well built quality instrument. However there is a great variation in tone comparing several J45s to each other. I found some J45s that did not have that clear balanced tone while others did. Perhaps it was the string age? If you do not like one try another. Compared to other guitars in this price range the J 45 uses traditional sitka spruce and mahogany with a gloss finish while others use newer species of wood with a variety of finishes. This guitar is old school and has a long history of tradition behind it.

Posted by anonymous on May 1, 2013


This guitar is the best I have ever played
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store North York Ontario
I picked this guitar up in a small music store in Listowel, Ontario. As soon as I put this guitar in my hands I didn't want to play anything else. It has great tone and sustain and is so easy to play. When I pick a little bluegrass my fingers just want to roll all over the frets. This gutar is fantastic.

Posted by E. Munroe on Aug 30, 2012


Love the sound
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Regina Saskatchewan
10 on everything but value cuz I think 2275 for an acoustic is crazy. But this thing kept me coming back for more. I had it narrowed down to 4 guitars then finally it was between this and the Martin D-28. I didn't want to buy this cuz the salesman kept pushing it so out of spite I wanted something else. But after playing everything else, then coming back to this one, it was no contest. For my ear the sound and tone of this guitar is amazing. I absolutely love the sound. I have heard no better. Now I have never compared it to another j-45. I have heard they are inconsistent and that you need to play several of them to find a great one. Maybe I just got lucky but I can't imagine a nicer one than the one I found. What ever it is,,, I love this frickin thing.

Posted by anonymous on May 10, 2012


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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Windsor Ontario
depending on what you are using it for. This guitar has grat mid tones. Its not as bassy and bright as a matrin hd35 or taylor but the mid tone is good. This is a great guitar for a singer songwrighter. The pickup system is great and needs no tweaking at the counsel. It is a very well ballanced sounding guitar. Concerning playability I would say I have found better guitars. The action can be changed though. The one thing that i don't like about this guitar is the laquer finish on the neck. It creates a residue buildup from the oils on your hands. If your hands sweat alot when you play, I would stay away from this guitar.

Posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2010


Gibson J-45 Standard
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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Summerside Prince Edward Island
I own a number of guitars including a D-16 Martin,but this is the nicest piece of work I have ever played.Great tones and a well rounded very flexible guitar.I love it!

Posted by Bill Shaw on May 23, 2010



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