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, drea... Click To Read More About This Product
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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. The J-45 is world renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection.
This October limited edition J-45 Granadillo is no different. Built using the time-tested J-45 platform that countless artists have played and recorded innumerable iconic songs. This limited model is sure to deliver all of the pure Gibson tone and feel with the added nuances of granadillo back and sides.
Handcrafted using a solid Sitka spruce top and for the first time granadillo back and sides. The smooth mahogany neck features Gibson's famous SlimTaper profile for comfort and ease in playability in each position up the neck. Perfect for open first position chord strumming or delicate fingerstyle playing in any register. For an added touch of elegance, the headstock is finished with a granadillo veneer. Complementing the classic Grover gold tuners, which sports a superior 18:1 gear ratio, making sure your instrument stays in tune. Matching granadillo is used for the fingerboard and bridge for full custom detail.
This limited edition is sure to stand out with an Autumn burst finish, a custom color used on exclusive instruments- this new color for 2016 was developed by our master luthiers in Bozeman. Outfitted with a supreme Amulet M pickup for amplified playing. The Trance Audio's Amulet M analog pickup system provides superbly accurate amplification of the guitar's natural acoustic tone. Classic J-45 appointments round out this limited edition including a mother-of-pearl block Gibson logo, tortoise tear drop pickguard, and 1.725’’ black nut.
Only 75 J-45 Granadillo’s will be made in this global Limited Edition run. Each guitar includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity, hardshell case with plush-lined interior, an owner's manual and Gibson's Gold Warranty. Handcrafted by the acclaimed luthiers of Gibson's acoustic facility in Bozeman, Montana.
Beautiful tonewoods: Beautiful dense granadillo back and sides
Upgraded pickup: Outfitted with a supreme Amulet M pickup
Improved Feel: Fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand
Enhanced Finish: Finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds for gloss finish.
Premium Setup: Utilizing state-of-the-art German engineered Plek technology to create the finest playing surface possible. Hand finished for the world's finest feel and playability.
Smoother hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridges: New penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy.
Tuners: Gold-plated Grovers
The Amulet M Dual Mono Guitar Pickup System
100% Analog design for incredibly accurate reproduction of the tone, dynamic range and response of your instrument
Renowned Acoustic Lens TM triple shielded polyplanar transducers, still hand-made in the USA
Dual Mono system provides separate preamps for each transducer for maximum signal clarity and separation, and perfect balance
User-adjustable balance control to provide the perfect blend between the bass- and treble-side transducers
Connects via a standard ¼″ mono guitar cable
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