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Gibson Limited Edition Late 1960s J-45 VS Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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A modern, enhanced version of "The Workhorse" with L.R. Baggs electronics, hide glue construction and a radiused body.

This vintage-inspired '60s-style J-45, with its unique white pickguard, will turn heads and inspire curiosity in those who recognize the J-45 but have to look again just to make sure. Recreating a classic Gibson-era style, this new limited-edition incorporates the best of today’s amplification technology with an L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup, uniquely voiced for Gibson. With a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the 1960s J-45 Vintage Sunburst also features a dovetail neck-to-body joint, hand-fitted and secured with hide glue to ensure unequalled resonance transfer from strings to body, a radiused body for projection and clarity, and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish which allows the tone to mature with age.

The J-45 is one of Gibson’s 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.

L.R. Baggs Element VTC Pickup System
The L.R. Baggs Element Active System VTC undersaddle acoustic pickup delivers performance previously unattainable from an undersaddle pickup. The streamlined and efficient design removes every unnecessary internal component to improve the coupling between the transducer and the guitar. This substantially improves the sensitivity of the transducer so the acoustic guitar pickup delivers a robust, lively, and open sound with great dynamics and a delicate high end. The L.R. Baggs Element Active System pairs the Element undersaddle transducer with a pre-contoured all-discrete class A endpin preamp and includes small, removable soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls (VTC) for added convenience and versatility.

Gibson Limited Edition Late 1960s J-45 VS Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body Style: Round-shoulder J-45
    Wood: Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides
    Neck: Mahogany, slim-taper profile with 1.725” bone nut
    Neck-to-body: Compound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
    Fingerboard: 12” radius, rosewood with mother-of-pearl dot inlay
    Scale: 24-3/4"
    Bridge: Belly-up rosewood with mother-of-pearl dot inlay and bone saddle
    Binding: Multi-ply top, double-ring rosette
    Pickguard: ‘60s-style white with Gibson stamp
    Tuning Machines: Strap white button
    Strings: Gibson light gauge .012 - .053
    Finish: Vintage sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer
    100% American made, handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana
    Includes case

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