Gibson Acoustic 1960s J-45 - Ebony No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and LR Baggs Element Pickup System - Ebony
Item ID: RS45BSNH2

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North American Exclusive - Gibson's "Workhorse" in Ebony!

The Sweetwater-exclusive Gibson 1960 J45 LTD gives you the classic style and tone of this famed Workhorse guitar. Gibson finished our Sweetwater-exclusive model in the ever-classy Ebony with gold hardware and a creme pickguard. This round-shoulder, dreadnought acoustic guitar will give you full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. The 1960 J45 LTD features all that rich tone, thanks to its solid Sitka spruce top and premium mahogany back and sides. And, for unbelievable onstage tone, there's an LR Baggs Element pickup system installed on the Gibson 1960 J45 LTD.

Gibson 1960 J45 LTD Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • "The Workhorse" features choice tonewoods for incredible tone
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Dot Inlays
  • LR Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
"The Workhorse" features choice tonewoods for incredible tone

Known as "The Workhorse," the Gibson J-45 body style is among Gibson's most beloved. It's a tried and true standard onstage and in studios worldwide. This particular Sweetwater-exclusive workhorse features a superb blend of tonewoods, giving you rich, strong sound - day-in, day-out. The 1960 J45 LTD features a solide Sitka spruce top for presence, while pattern-grade mahogany adorns its back and sides. Other touches include hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing, a tapered dovetail neck joint, and a single-ring rosette with three-ply binding. Gibson added a touch of flash to the 1960 J45 LTD by finishing the guitar in ebony with gold hardware and a creme pickguard.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Dot Inlays

The Gibson 1960 J45 LTD's fingerboard comprises high-grade rosewood, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson experts before it enters the Gibson factories. It's a resilient and durable wood, making way for a balanced and stable fingerboard, and giving each chord and note enhanced clarity and bite. The dot inlays on the J-45 are made of genuine mother-of-pearl-of-pearl, and are added to the fingerboard using a special Gibson process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require fillers. What's more, the 1960 J45 LTD's fingerboard boasts a rolled edge that's lightly beveled, which enhances the instrument's smooth playability.

LR Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System

The 1960 J45 LTD comes with LR Baggs's popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System, which features a low-profile undersaddle transducer that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamplifier with an unobtrusive and removable volume control, mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element is a tremendous performer. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Bagg's new "Battery Bagg."

Gibson 1960 J45 LTD Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Limited-edition version of Gibson's classic "Workhorse" in Ebony with gold hardware
  • Premium spruce and mahogany tonewoods
  • LR Baggs Element electronics for pristine plugged-in tone
  • Rosewood fretboard with rolled edges for an extra-smooth feel
  • Modified X-bracing provides extra fullness and punch
  • Hardshell case included
Gibson's 1960 J45 LTD delivers the premier tone you've come to love from the top-selling J-45 series!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number RS45BSNH2

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