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Gibson J-45 Rosewood Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The Gibson J-45 Rosewood Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar has even tone across the strings and excellent sustain. The J-45 has a solid rosewood back and sides providing extra sonic impact to co... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gibson J-45 Rosewood Modern Classic Acoustic-Electric Guitar has even tone across the strings and excellent sustain. The J-45 has a solid rosewood back and sides providing extra sonic impact to complement the gorgeous suburst-finished, round-shouldered body. Gold keystone tuners, ebony fretboard with dot inlays, solid spruce top, ebony belly bridge, mahogany neck, and transducer pickup. Gibson includes a deluxe hardshell case with the Rosewood Modern Classic J-45 guitar.


  • Grover Rotomatic Tuners
  • Bone nut and Tusq saddle
  • "Big Sky" radiused fingerboard edge
  • Industry's finest electronics
  • Premium hardshell case
  • Distinctive labels
  • Solid rosewood back and sides for extra punch
  • Gold keystone tuners
  • Ebony fretboard with dot inlays
  • Solid spruce top
  • Ebony belly bridge
  • Mahogany neck
  • Transducer pickup
  • Includes deluxe Gibson hardshell case
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(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)


I switched from Martin to this J-45

By Bladerunner

from Riverside, CA

I have always always been a Martin fan. I have played them all but really love the small bodied finger picking tone machines from the pre-war period. That being said I came to realize that I would probably never be able to afford a real one. So I set out on a journey to find the best re-issue I could get my hands on. Let me preface this next part by saying that one of my best friends is a huge Gibson fan. He has some really nice J-180's & 200's from the 1950's and I have played all of them. I have always thought that the Gibson sound was a little to boomy for me. It's not that I dislike the tone. Some of the greatest recordings of all time were recorded on Gibson's from Everly Brothers to johny Cash. But it just isn't me. And that is exactly what I told my friend. About a month ago I saw this J-45 at the Palmdale Guitar Center. I only played it once and I knew. I kept trying to convince myself that it was the acoustics in the room playing tricks on my ears so I preceeded to play every Martin that they had.... bottom line... nothing came close.... I love this Guitar for its really well balanced tone, projection and superior harmonic depth. I would recommend this Guitar as, in my opinion, the best I have ever played. Sincerely, Rob Thomas

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Guitar

By stangfan23

from Crossville, TN

I have to say, I have played Martins, Blueridges, Taylors, and several other big name guitars and the J-45 has to be about the best I've ever played. The tone is just perfect, with a rich bass yet clear-crisp highs. This guitar is as close to perfect as you can get in my opinion.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


THE Acoustic Guitar Sound

By Stringphile

from Heidelberg, Germany

Talk about the template for everything I was hoping for. You always take a chance when you order a guitar without hearing it, but this one did not dissapoint. Boomy, thick bass with good articulation, great grover tuners, transparent pickup system (especially great with an lr Baggs Mixpro), and the famous Gibson quality.

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Beautiful, Even in the Golden Years

By Kryptfire91

from Gibsonburg

My Mother owns an antique Gibson J-45. Now mind you, this guitar has ben through H-E-double toothpicks and back. She has spent money to have it repaired due to the fact it doesn't have a case, and the safest place for it is in the back of her closet. Still, even with that being said, it is one of the best sounding guitars I have ever heard in my life. My friend has a brand new J-45 and believe it or not, my mother's still sounds just as good as his, from that deep tone of sheer power all guitarists know and love, to the high bouncy tones of the celtic music I play. Truly this is an amazing guitar. After all, why else would Kyle use a J-45 in Tenacious-D and the Pick of Destiny. All in all, it's safe to say the J-45 is one...if not the best guitar I have ever played.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


The best

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I went down to guitar center today just to look at buying a new guitar in the near future. I played several gibson's and martin's but I kept going back to the J-45. I dont like the look of it at all. Its plain and IMO its ugly as hell but this guitar spoke to me. I couldnt leave with out it, so I bought it. Hands down this is the best guitar I have EVER played. Do not judge a book by it cover, because beauty lies with in.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Rosewood sweetness

By Tom P

from New York

What an absolute beauty. I am not going to repeat what the other reviewers have said, but they are all right. This is one sweet sounding guitar. The rosewood DOES make a huge difference. Go play one if you can - but be prepared to leave the store with it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Just about perfect!

By Robert Cosentino

from Bowie, MD

I bought this guitar about 5 years ago from my local GC. I can't say enough about how good this guitar sounds. I've played easier guitars but the sound negates that fact. It sounds compressed and recorded as I'm strumming it, as if I were listening to it back after tracking it. The construction quality leaves much to be desired and that's why I only give it 4 stars but again, the sound negates it. Go try one, you will love it.

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