Gibson's Classic "Round Shoulder" Acoustic Guitar Design!
The J-45 Modern Classic has the distinctive Gibson "Round Shoulder" body style that makes it comfortable to play while maintaining plenty of interior volume. Playability is also enhanced by the 24-3/4" scale. The J-45's solid premium Sitka spruce top caps off a solid mahogany back and sides. The mahogany neck has a "V" profile and is topped with an Indian rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays. The Gibson-favorite "belly up" bridge features white pins and mother-of-pearl dots. A Fishman Active Transducer pickup system provides clean, full-bodied reproduction of the J-45's natural tone. Grover nickel tuners and a tortoise teardrop pickguard complete this fine instrument. The J-45 has been a best seller since the 1940s, when artists universally gave it the nickname "The Workhorse."Gibson J-45 Modern Classic Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
- Modern classic, improved
- Quality construction
- Round shoulder style
Modern Classic, improved
Delivering quality craftsmanship and classic style, Gibson guitars will always be of the best in the world. Yet, the same technological developments that constantly change and revolutionize the audio industry are also impacting the needs and wishes of modern musicians: Gibson knows this. With the release of the Modern Classic line, Gibson gives a nod to the modern guitarist - the guitarist who needs onboard electronics, comfortable neck profiles, and setups that allow playability - no matter the style of playing. With these features in mind, Gibson redesigned the entire Modern Classics line to give us premium, handcrafted guitars that play easier, intonate better, sound great plugged in, and stay in tune even better than before. These guitars feature the latest design advancements, including radiused, or rolled fingerboard edges, that give you a fast, comfortable feel. And, with string height lower at the nut, these guitars will also play even easier and intonate better all the way up the neck. Final Gibson touches, including new soundhole labels, sturdy Grover tuners, and premium Fishman pickups, make it easy for you to take your favorite Gibson acoustic to the modern stage with confidence!
All Modern Classic guitars are handcrafted by Gibson in Bozeman, MT, from premium tonewoods and components. The J-45 features a premium-quality solid Sitka spruce top, asolid Honduras mohogany back and sides, and mahogany neck with a comfy round profile. In addition to improvements in playability, electronics, and hardware (which apply to all new Modern Classic guitars), this J-45 features the classic Vintage Sunburst look, with a Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, and Gibson-favorite "belly up" bridge.
Round Shoulder style
Descending from Gibson's large HG Hawaiian guitar in 1929, and the original "Jumbo," introduced in 1934, Round Shoulder Dreadnoughts are steeped in Gibson tradition and lauded for their pure, rich tones, and impressive volume. With smooth lines, and a curvaceous shape, Round Shoulder style guitars invite a close relationship with their respective guitarists: their body shape makes these guitars easier to hold and more comfortable to wrap your arms around.
- Color: Vintage Sunburst
- Body Wood: Solid Sitka spruce top, solid Honduras mahogany back and sides
- Neck: Mahogany
- Tuners: Nickel Grovers
- Fingerboard: Madagascar Rosewood
- No. of Frets: 20
- Bridge: Belly up
- Scale Length: 24-3/4"
- Electronics: Fishman Active Transducer
- Case: Hardshell
Gibson: Don't Mess with a Good Thing
Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. These "first call" instruments also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it's not surprising that so many of Gibson's best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there's just no sense in messing with a good thing!