Gibson Acoustic J45 Vine Custom - Vintage Sunburst No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top, Rosewood Back/Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Hardshell Case - Vintage Sunburst
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The Legendary Workhorse - with Vines

The Gibson J45 Vine Custom sits at the top of the top-selling J-45 line, first introduced in 1942. This round-shoulder acoustic guitar is known for its full, balanced expression, its warm bass, and its excellent projection - much of which came through subtle changes to the bracing of its forefather, the J-35. The J45 Vine Custom pays homage to the J-45 of yesteryear, but ups the ante with tone-enhancing rosewood back and sides and eye-catching classic vine inlays. classic J45 Vine Custom.

Gibson Acoustic J45 Vine Custom 6-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Gibson's Classic Workhorse
  • Premium Tonewoods
  • Delight for your fingertips
  • Under the hood
Gibson's Classic Workhorse

Since 1942, the Gibson J-45 has been the first choice of countless guitarists, from blues to country to rock. You get the rich tone of a mahogany body topped with select spruce, and excellent playability thanks to the rolled fingerboard edges. Appropriately nicknamed The Workhorse, the Gibson Acoustic J-45 Vine Custom acoustic-electric sounds beautiful in any setting.

Premium Tonewoods

The top of the J45 Vine Custom is made from top-grade Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern-grade rosewood, giving the J45 Vine Custom full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Delight for your fingertips

The fingerboard of Gibson's J45 Vine Custom is constructed from the highest grade Indian rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45's classic Rose Vine inlays are fashioned from genuine mother-of-pearl and abalone, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustics for many years.

Under the hood

Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The J45 Vine Custom features a variation of Gibson's "X" bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top, all bonded with hot hide glue. This legendary bracing design - exactly as it appeared in the first J-45 in 1942 - delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. When pushed for more volume, the J45 Vine Custom projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment.

Gibson Acoustic J45 Vine Custom 6-string Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Gibson's most popular acoustic guitar - with a few enhancements!
  • Rosewood back and sides give you a rich, powerful tone
  • Select spruce top adds brightness and definition
  • Hand-scalloped bracing enhances projection and tonal balance
  • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges is incredibly comfortable
  • Classic mother-of-pearl/abalone Rose Vine inlays
  • Authentic lacquer finish will age gracefully, allowing the guitar's tone to become richer over time
  • Hardshell case included
Gibson Acoustic's J45 Vine Custom: an update of the legendary workhorse!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number RS4VANGH1

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Acoustic Acoustic / Electric Guitars