Left Handed Versions Available
Many of Gibson's USA guitars are available in left-handed configurations. If you're a southpaw who's always dreamed of owning a US-made Gibson, please contact us with any enquiries.
Gibson have yet again refined the design that proved to be their most popular, used by the likes of Elvis and David Gilmour amongst countless others!
The understated workhorse
Since the introduction of the J-45 in 1942, Gibson have used a mahogany back and sides with a luscious Sitka spruce top. Its rounded shoulder design offers a broad sound with wonderful projection, incredibly responsive to all of your chosen styles!
The J-45's timeless curves and rosewood fretboard ensure a wholly comfortable playing experience. Unlike some of Gibson's other acoustics, this guitar features a slim taper neck profile, so you'll be able to comfortably play for long periods of time...which is just as well, as you'll struggle to part ways with this thing once you get going!
Part of the J-45's reputation is its iconic appearance; the alluring vintage sunburst finish and 'tortoise teardrop' pickguard are picture perfect.
Hardware & electronics
This year, Gibson have chosen rosewood as their bridge material, adding to its excellent sustain. Tusq is used for both the nut and the saddle for extra tonal consistency and resilience, and the Grover Rotomatic tuners provide the familiar excellent tuning stability.
Finally, the 2019 J-45 features the LR Baggs VTC pickup system. This pickup uniquely aims to mirror the movement of the guitar rather than the attack of the strings, and it's designed to capture the most detailed nuances of your playing style.
- Body Style J-45
- Back Mahogany
- Top Sitka Spruce
- Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
- Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back
- Neck Mahogany
- Neck profile Slim Taper
- Nut width 1.725”
- Neckjoint Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint
- Fingerboard Rosewood
- Scale length 24.75”
- Number of frets 20
- Nut Black
- Inlay Mother-Of-Pearl Dots
- Binding None
- Bridge Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood
- Tuners Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
- Plating Nickel
- Pickup LR Baggs™ VTC
- Controls 1 Volume, 1 Tone
- Case Gibson Hardshell