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Faded Series | Gibson Original Collection


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Gibson's iconic J-45 '50s Faded acoustic guitar is a stunning recreation of the brand's best-selling acoustic of all time. First introduced in 1942, the J-45 has become the cornerstone of Gibson's round-shoulder dreadnought line and is renowned for its balanced, articulate tone and dynamic sensitivity. The J-45 '50s Faded delivers the model's full-spectrum sound with a vintage-inspired satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish and is equipped with an LR Baggs VTC pickup for plugged-in performance.

Round-Shouldered Shape Produces Rich, Nuanced Tone

The J-45 '50s Faded features Gibson's classic round-shouldered dreadnought shape, which yields a tone that is balanced, resonant and highly expressive. Its solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides provide warmth, depth and clarity, allowing the instrument to shine when fingerpicking, strumming or flatpicking. The satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish enhances the guitar's natural tone and woody resonance.

LR Baggs Pickup Adds Acoustic-Electric Versatility

For stage and studio use, the J-45 '50s Faded includes an LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup with volume and tone controls. The VTC pickup accurately reproduces the guitar's acoustic properties and natural tone when plugged in, allowing you to amplify your performance with confidence. The pickup's onboard preamp provides simple yet effective tone shaping to suit different playing techniques, styles and venues.

Premium Appointments and Playability

The J-45 '50s Faded features premium hardware appointments including a bone nut and saddle, Gotoh tuners and Gibson's 1930's-era scalloped X-bracing for enhanced projection and note definition. Its mahogany neck has a comfortable rounded profile and a 24.75" scale length for a slinky feel. Genuine abalone accents the rosette and headstock inlay. A hardshell case is included for safe transport and storage.

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  • Spruce top and mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck with Round profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • L.R. Baggs VTC electronics

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  • Body type: J-45 Non-Cutaway
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck shape: Rounded
  • Nut width: 1.725"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Saddle & nut: Bone
  • Pickup/preamp: L.R. Baggs VTC
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell case