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Gibson J-45 Modern Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural

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1500000230086   POS #:114661226
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The J-45 has been a staple and top-seller for Gibson since its debut in 1942. Renowned for its durability, the stripped-down round shoulder dreadnought design was nicknamed "The Workhorse." Over the years, the J-45 has been a go-to for legends like James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as modern songwriters like Aimee ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The J-45 has been a staple and top-seller for Gibson since its debut in 1942. Renowned for its durability, the stripped-down round shoulder dreadnought design was nicknamed "The Workhorse." Over the years, the J-45 has been a go-to for legends like James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, as well as modern songwriters like Aimee Mann, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and James Mercer (The Shins).

Back view of Gibson 2019 J-45 Avant Garde Mahogany, Sitka top

2019 J-45 Avant Garde Tonewoods and Bracing

The 2019 J-45 Avant Garde acoustic/electric guitar pairs a mahogany body with a Sitka spruce top. Sitka spruce is the most popular top wood for steel-string acoustic guitars, beloved for both its projection qualities and broad dynamic range. Mahogany, on the other hand, is revered more for its warmth, resonance and sustain. Combined with traditional hand-scalloped X bracing and your choice of nitrocellulose Antique Natural or Cherry Burst finish, and you've got a great instrument for fingerpickers.

Headstock view of Gibson 2019 J-45 Avant Garde Mahogany, Adavanced Response Neck

Advanced Response Neck

The 2019 J-45 Avant Garde's Advanced Response mahogany neck is outfitted with a rosewood fingerboard. The neck design is slimmer, with a flatter fingerboard, making it ideal for electric players transitioning to acoustic. A TUSQ nut and saddle ensures excellent transfer, while Grover Rotomatic tuning machines with kidney buttons keep it in tune longer.

Soundhole view of Gibson 2019 J-45 Avant Garde Mahogany, L.R. Baggs VTC electronics

L.R. Baggs Electronics

To make it even more desirable for gigging singer/songwriters, Gibson equipped this limited-run 2019 J-45 Avant Garde acoustic/electric with an L.R. Baggs VTC soundhole-mounted pickup. With worry-free performance, it gives you discrete, easy-to-use volume and tone controls to hone in your sound.

Front view of Gibson 2019 J-45 Avant Garde Mahogany

Avant Garde Series

With a strategic blend of time-tested, hand-built construction methods and forward-thinking design, the Avant Garde models embody the foundation of a Gibson, a domed top and back, hand-fitted dovetail neck joint, hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and artistic craftsmanship. The Avant Garde models add increased comfort and playability with a new neck profile, slimmer body and flatter fingerboard.

Features

  • Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
  • Mahogany neck
  • Multi-ply top binding
  • Single-ply back binding
  • Standard frets
  • Traditional belly-up bridge
  • Nickel hardware
  • Black/white truss rod cover
  • Antique Natural or Light Cherry Burst finish
  • Tear drop pickguard
  • Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
  • Made in the USA
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Round shoulder dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Advanced Response
  • Nut width: 1.725" (43.8 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Not specified
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: L.R. Baggs
  • Configuration: Undersaddle transducer
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Not specified
  • Tuning machines: Mini Grover Rotomatics
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle and nut: TUSQ
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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