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The Gibson '50s J-45 Original flaunts vintage-inspired detailing reminiscent of Gibson's golden age. This acoustic-electric guitar pairs classic tonewoods like a solid Sitka spruce top and select mahogany back and sides with contemporary upgrades for today's player. Available in an Ebony finish, the '50s J-45 Original is outfitted with cream button tuners, a tortoiseshell pickguard and an LR Baggs VTC pickup for amplified performance.

Vintage Looks, Modern Playability

While the multi-ply top and single-ply back binding are subtly antiqued to evoke a well-loved vintage instrument, the '50s J-45 Original's slim neck profile and 16" fretboard radius provide a fast, comfortable playing feel. The cutaway body also offers easy access to higher frets, expanding the guitar's tonal range.

Solid Tonewoods for Warm, Balanced Tone

The '50s J-45 Original's solid Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides produce a warm, balanced acoustic tone with clear, singing highs and rich lows. The all-mahogany neck enhances sustain and resonance.

LR Baggs Pickup for Natural Amplified Sound

The LR Baggs VTC pickup captures the '50s J-45 Original's acoustic properties with exceptional clarity and detail. Players can achieve a warm, natural amplified tone for both live performance and recording.

Gibson '50s J-45 Original Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ebony
Gibson '50s J-45 Original Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ebony
Gibson '50s J-45 Original Acoustic-Electric Guitar Ebony

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides
  • Round mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard
  • LR Baggs VTC pickup
  • Grover Strap tuning machines with cream buttons, tradtional belly up bridge, nickel plating

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  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Round
  • Nut width: 1.725"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Pickup/preamp: LR Baggs VTC
  • Tuning machines: Grover Strap with cream buttons
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string