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Gibson J-45 Modern Classic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The mahogany Gibson J-45 Modern Classic is a compact acoustic-electric guitar with soft shoulders and a short scale (24-3/4"). Originating in the 1940s, the Gibson J-45 guitar is still the choice of t... Click To Read More About This Product

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The mahogany Gibson J-45 Modern Classic is a compact acoustic-electric guitar with soft shoulders and a short scale (24-3/4"). Originating in the 1940s, the Gibson J-45 guitar is still the choice of top recording artists. The Modern Classic J-45 features scalloped and tuned bracing, body binding, mother-of-pearl dot markers, and vintage nickel tuners. The top is solid Sitka spruce, back and sides are solid Honduran mahogany, bridge and fretboard are rosewood. Equipped with an L.R. Baggs pickup for amplified gigs.

FEATURES

Grover Rotomatic Tuners
Bone nut and Tusq saddle
"Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge
Industry's finest electronics
Premium hardshell case
Distinctive labels
SPECIFICATIONS
Solid Sitka spruce top
Solid Honduran mahogany back and sides
Round shoulder body style
4-ply top binding
Single-ply back binding
Mahogany neck
24-3/4" scale
V-shaped neck profile
Indian rosewood fingerboard
20 frets
Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
1.725 nut width
Rosewood belly-up bridge
Nickel Gotoh tuners w/white oval buttons
Tortoise tear drop pickguard
L.R. Baggs pickup
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GibsonJ-45 Modern Classic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Total workhorse with refined sound

By LostYankee

from Austin, Texas

Comments about Gibson J-45 Modern Classic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've owned a number of guitars over the years, including a Martin MC-28, D-35, Takamine 523c and a Taylor 314ce. While each have a beautiful sound, none of them match the acoustic quality found in the J-45. It also has one of the truest sound reproductions I've heard through an amp. It didn't become one of Gibson's legacy products by accident. There is a reason it is still seen in the hands of some of the best guitar players in the world. Do yourself a favor. Pick up the J-45 and give it a listen. The only problem you'll have is putting it down without wanting to take it home.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

J-45

By Chase

from Illinois

Comments about Gibson J-45 Modern Classic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Wonderful versatile dreadnaught. The J-45's most defining characteristic is its very punchy, crisp sound. great for many styles. If you are looking for a similar model with a smoother sound with more bottom end, i reccomend the rosewood-backed Advanced Jumbo from gibson.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nothing Like It

By nobodeuno

from Asheville, NC

Comments about Gibson J-45 Modern Classic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

It's true....There is simply a mystical tone found in the mahogany Gibson J45. They have a personality all there own others have tried to copy but the original plans of the 40's J45 have been carefully updated. These guitars are timeless, extremely versatile and unique in every way. They are handbuilt and it shows, unlike many machine made instruments that are just too perfect, each J45 has a personality all it's own but an outcome that is typically pure Gibson...pure J45. Try one, it really is hard to not desire it. They are a tad expensive...but you will be forgiven! Awesome guitars that will inspire you...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Gibson J-45 MC

By lespaulj45

from Tukwila,Wa

Comments about Gibson J-45 Modern Classic Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar new in 2006-I am sure that this guitar will stay with me forever-boomy bass and shimmering highs-I love this guitar! I put a set of John Pearse 13's on it-what a sound! Very reliable guitar,have only tweaked the neck once, came with a very plush Gibson acoustic case-very light and comfortable size guitar-after playing my 9.5 lb Les Paul its like holding a feather.I treat all my nitrocellulose finish guitars with the Gibson Reissue Restoration Kit,it looks like it did the day I brought it home

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