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Gibson Montana J-45 Avant Garde Walnut Left Handed In Walnut Burst

Gibson's first Dreadnought gets the Avant-Garde treatment for 2019!

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Gibson Montana J-45 AG Walnut (Burst) Left Handed In Walnut Burst
Gibson Montana J-45 AG Walnut (Burst) Left Handed In Walnut Burst
Serial Number:  10189040
Weight 4.5lbs
Gibson Montana J-45 AG Walnut (Burst) Left Handed In Walnut Burst
Gibson Montana J-45 AG Walnut (Burst) Left Handed In Walnut Burst
Serial Number:  10169012
Weight 4.5lbs
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Sam Beattie

The J-45 was Gibson’s first foray into the dreadnought shape, and is considered to be Gibson’s most popular and widely-used acoustic. Its round-shouldered design offers an accessible, comfortable playing experience. With Gibson’s 2019 version, a number of tweaks offer a refreshed sound, while retaining the timeless looks and feel that put the J-45 on the map.

Body & Neck

Gibson’s Avant-Garde range has been designed with the modern player in mind. Striking the balance between classic Gibson design and modern performance demands, expect a playability like nothing you’ve felt before.

While the J-45 was traditionally a Mahogany guitar, this version features Walnut back & sides. This means less low-end sustain, more sparkling brightness and midrange clarity. Combined with the traditional Sitka Spruce top, the J-45 AG Walnut offers a brilliant contemporary tone – a perfect studio guitar.

The two-piece Maple neck adds yet more dense brightness to the tonal palette, with a cutaway and Gibson’s advanced response neck offering a wholly comfy, ergonomic playing experience.

Hardware & Electronics

Richlite is used for both the fretboard and bridge; this dark but highly durable material is smooth and doesn’t age like natural tonewoods. This means that the J-45 AG simply won’t have problems with wear & tear, consistent resonance or bridge stability.

The LR Baggs Element makes a return for the 2019 range; its under-saddle design relies entirely on the vibration of the soundboard. This means that your plugged-in sound won’t buzz or twang, but rather sing the way you want it to – what’s not to love?



  • Orientation: Left handed
  • Body Style: J-45
  • Back: Walnut
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back


  • Neck: Two-Piece Maple
  • Neck profile: Advanced Response
  • Nut width: 1.725”
  • Neckjoint: Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint
  • Fingerboard: Richlite
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Nut: Tusq
  • Inlay: Mother-Of-Pearl Dots
  • Binding: None


  • Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Richlite
  • Tuners: Mini Grover Rotomatics
  • Plating: Nickel


  • Pickup: LR Baggs Element
  • Controls: 1 Volume
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell
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