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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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