Gibson Acoustic J-45 Custom - Vintage Sunburst No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with AA Sitka Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard, and LR Baggs Element Active Pickup System - Vintage Sunburst

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Gibson's Premier J-45 Workhorse

The Gibson J-45 Custom sits at the top of Gibson's top-selling J-45 "The Workhorse" line, first introduced in 1942. This round-shoulder, dreadnought 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 J-45 Custom features all that rich tone, thanks to its AA-grade Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood body. And, for unbelievable onstage tone, there's a premier active pickup system installed on the Gibson J-45 Custom.

Gibson J-45 Custom 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
  • Round Shoulder Style
  • Classic Gibson Craftsmanship
"The Workhorse" features choice tonewoods for incredible tone

Known as "The Workhorse," the Gibson J-45 body style is among Gibson's most beloved. This particular workhorse sits at the top of Gibson's J-45 line, and features a superb blend of tonewoods, giving you rich, strong sound - day-in, day-out. The J-45 Custom features a AA-grade Sitka spruce top for presence, while premium Indian rosewood adorns its back and sides. Other touches include hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing, herringbone binding, a tapered dovetail neck joint, and a double-ring rosette filled with abalone.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges and Dot Inlays

The Gibson J-45 Custom'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 J-45 Custom'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 J-45 Custom 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."

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.

Classic Gibson Craftsmanship

Gibson's reputation as a fine guitar builder dates back to the late 1800s. Handcrafted since day one by some of the most skilled luthiers around, Gibson acoustic guitars have inspired countless players around the world. When you pick up a Gibson acoustic, you know you're getting the finest tonewoods, quality hardware, and incredible attention to detail - these instruments are built to sound great and stand the test of time. After moving from Kalamazoo, MI, to Nashville, TN (where Gibson electric guitars continue to be made), Gibson finally settled their acoustic operation in Bozeman, MT, where they continue making some of the finest guitars on the planet by hand.

Gibson J-45 Custom Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Vintage Sunburst Finish
  • Gold Grover Rotomatic Tuners
  • Headstock features a new flower and vine abalone pearl inlay
  • AA-grade Sitka spruce top
  • Indian Rosewood back and sides
  • Tortoise tear drop pickguard
  • Double-ring rosette filled with Abalone
  • Rosewood Fingerboard with Rolled Edges
  • mother-of-pearl of Pearl Dot Inlays
  • LR Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
  • Hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing
  • Gibson Logo
  • Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Radius Top
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
  • Herringbone Body Binding
  • Includes Hardshell Case
Gibson's J-45 Custom delivers the premier tone - and timeless appearance - you've come to love from the top-selling J-45 series!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number RS4CRSGH1

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See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Acoustic 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Gibson Acoustic Acoustic / Electric Guitars