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Gibson has reimagined their iconic J-45 dreadnought with the J-45 Studio Walnut acoustic-electric guitar. Featuring solid walnut back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top it offers you a bold yet balanced tone. Gibson hand-selected premium tonewoods and constructed this guitar using techniques from their original 1940s models to achieve a sound that resonates with vintage authenticity. The J-45 Studio Walnut's deep body provides a wider voice and greater projection, ideal for singer-songwriters and recording artists.

Hand-Scalloped Bracing Releases the True Voice of Solid Tonewoods

The J-45 Studio Walnut's solid spruce and walnut tonewoods are carefully braced and voiced to maximize resonance and tonal response. Gibson's luthiers employ hand-scalloped X-bracing, a traditional technique that allows the top to vibrate freely. The result is a complex tone with rich overtones, tight lows and clear highs. The walnut back and sides boost the midrange to fill out the sound with definition and warmth. Overall, the J-45 Studio Walnut sings with a balanced, vintage-inspired voice ready for any musical style. The round-shoulder dreadnought body style provides a bold, resonant voice with the punchy low end that it's beloved for. A slightly deeper body depth, reminiscent of vintage J-45 models, results in a wider voice with more projection. An ideal gigging companion, the J-45 Walnut acoustic-electric guitar is lightweight, comfortable and ready to be heard. The onboard L.R. Baggs Element pickup system accurately amplifies the natural acoustic tone and percussive nuances, providing stage-worthy plug-and-play functionality.

Advanced Yet Comfortable Neck Profile

The J-45 Studio Walnut features Gibson's Advanced Response neck profile, a shape designed for maximum playability. It has a rounded, slim-tapered shape that fits comfortably in the hand, allowing effortless movement up and down the 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. The fingerboard has a 16" radius and pearl dot inlays for smooth note transitions and accuracy. Combined with a buttery satin finish, the J-45 Studio Walnut's neck provides hours of comfortable, unencumbered play. Gibson's use of a utile neck and the Advanced Response profile signifies a step forward in sonic mobility. Paired with a satin nitrocellulose finish, the neck allows seamless transitions across all 20 frets. Likewise, the 16" radius rosewood fingerboard provides pinpoint accuracy, enabling intricate solos and complex chord voicings. No matter your playing style, the J-45 Studio Walnut's neck will keep you comfortably in control.

High-Definition Plugged-In Tone

The J-45 Studio Walnut comes equipped with a L.R. Baggs Element pickup and preamp system for a vivid plugged-in acoustic sound. Common undersaddle pickups depend on string attack to directly compress the sensors for their sound. With a discrete endpin preamp and prewired pickup, the L.R. Baggs is better at rejecting string attack, minimizing the amount of "quack" you get from many other acoustic pickups. It has a flexible film sensor, thin as a human hair, that mirrors the soundboard's movement, capturing every nuance of your playing style and reproducing the most accurate representation of the J-45 Walnut's actual voice. With its minimalist design, including a discrete soundhole volume control, it doesn't affect the natural acoustic properties of the guitar, and is sensitive enough to offer the highest fidelity, clarity and realism possible when you need to plug in.

Premium Appointments for Stability and Playability

Gibson outfits the J-45 Studio Walnut with top-notch hardware for maximum performance and longevity. Grover Rotomatic tuners provide precise, slip-free tuning. A TUSQ nut and saddle improve sustain and keep the strings in tune, even during aggressive playing. Together with a dovetail neck joint and hand-rubbed satin finish, these premium parts ensure the J-45 Studio Walnut will make music for years to come.

With its blend of vintage vibe and modern performance, the Gibson J-45 Studio Walnut acoustic-electric guitar is ideal for guitarists seeking a bold yet balanced tone in a professional-grade instrument. It also ships with a hardshell case.

Gibson J-45 Studio Walnut Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural
Gibson J-45 Studio Walnut Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural
Gibson J-45 Studio Walnut Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural

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  • Sitka spruce top with walnut back and sides
  • Mahogany neck with Advanced Response profile, walnut fingerboard
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup with soundhole-mounted pre-amp
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners with kidney buttons, TUSQ nut

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  • Body type: Dreadnought non-cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Solid walnut
  • Bracing pattern: Hand-scalloped X
  • Neck shape: Custom
  • Nut width: 1.725" (43.81 mm)
  • Fingerboard: 1-piece walnut
  • Neck wood: 1-piece mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Saddle & nut: TUSQ
  • Pickup/preamp: Fishman Undersaddle piezo
  • Special features: Easy-to-play body shape
  • Tuning machines: Sealed Vintage-style
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Country of origin: United States

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