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J-45 Standard Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst

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J-45 Standard Acoustic  Guitar - Vintage Sunburst

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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

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Best acoustic guitar I've ever owned 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary East, Alberta
Can't say enough about this guitar. Amazing sound and tough enough to handle the abuse I put it through. I string it with custom 14's and tune it flat to get the maximum sound from the jumbo frame...little harder to play but worth the extra tone that comes out of it
Posted by Scott Shackell on Mar 11, 2017
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well made production guitar 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Cambridge, Ontario
I have an old Gibson dreadnaught, I needed a newer guitar. I tried every other guitar at L&M, and other shops here in town, and, I liked a gibson the best. I'm a songwriter. I play electrics on stage, and I write mostly on acoustic at home. This 2011 J-45 Standard is all I need. It's very supportive of writing. Easy to strum. It has the same feel as my Les Paul, but with bigger strings (I use a wound G on acoustics), Very easy to play. Everything works well on this git. Tuning heads, Grovers,(yeah), neck/fret, pick-up, strap buttons. This axe c/w a saddle pup and a volume knob in the sound hole. It sounds pretty good with the right setup. I needed this to happen for when I take my acoustic live. This axe represents.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2017
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The Workhorse 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
5 years ago I spent a considerable amount of time comparing allot of all-solid-wood guitars in this range. After playing many many guitars, I brought the short list down to Martin, Taylor, Larrivee, and Gibson before ultimately deciding on a Martin D-28 as my number 1, which was the correct choice for me. Since then, I've added a few Taylors to the stable, and most recently finally added a fine J-45 to the collection. While I still maintain that the J-45 is not in the same league as a Martin D series guitar or a Taylor 600 and up, it is unquestionably a great instrument in its own right. Feels great to play, has a nice broad, full, and very identifiable sound, and is a dark beauty to behold. Now that I own one, it is easy to tell why it is called "the Workhorse" and I feel blessed to have the ability to play this one any time I want.
Posted by Mike on Feb 25, 2016
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My new baby 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
I've waited a very long time to buy my first Gibson and after owing Epiphones and Fenders I finally picked up my J-45. All I can say is I'm in love. The sound is just incredible. I love my Epiphones but the Gibson just blows it away. Don't let anyone tell you that the epi's sound as good as Gibson. They're great, but they're nothing like a Gibson!
Posted by Sean on Aug 29, 2015
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gibson j45 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
its taken 3years for the rite one of these to fall in my hands,the holy gail of tone is now mine,the most recorded guitar in history I'm told,I tried a bunch of them over time this is the first one that didn't make me work like a horse to play it, persistence sometimes offers reward, gotta git bac ta pick'in an a grin'in.
Posted by Frank on Mar 16, 2015
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Left handed model 2013 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary East, Alberta
I have been playing this gem for 18 months and I have to say it just keeps getting better and better.The finger board is smooth, with the rolled edge there is no sharp edge. The sound is clear bright, it has incredible sustain, it stay in tune, it is awesome.I read Gibsons history and if you do that inflation thing , these guitars are still the same descent price as way back when. Better than the bank for an investment. Workmanship is top notch.Thank you Gibson, and thank you Long & Mcquade. Do yourself a favour get a humidifier or two,you will help your guitar survive in Calgary climate.
Posted by Jack on Jan 13, 2015
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J45 = Amazing 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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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
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left handed. j45 standard vintage sunburst electric acoustic 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, 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
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gibson j45 standard vintage sunburst, left handed 2013. 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, 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
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Perfect guitar 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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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
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Love this guitar! The sound is off the charts!! 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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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
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Love this guitar! 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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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
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Worth a look 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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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
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This guitar is the best I have ever played 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   North York (Steeles), 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
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Love the sound 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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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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N/A 1 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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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
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Gibson J-45 Standard 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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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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