Since its debut in 1942, the Gibson J-45 has captured the hearts of musicians worldwide, establishing itself as Gibson's all-time best-selling acoustic guitar. Affectionately known as "The Workhorse," the J-45 is celebrated for its exceptional tonal balance, rich bass response, and impressive projection. Building upon the iconic features that made this model famous, the Gibson '50s J-45 Original stands as a remarkable instrument, embodying excellence in both design and performance.
Crafted with a mahogany body and a Sitka spruce top, the '50s J-45 Original boasts an incredible tone with full lows, warm, punchy mids, and crystal-clear highs. Its rounded mahogany neck offers a nice, comfortable feel, while its rosewood fingerboard plays with a sleek response. Additionally, its LR Baggs VTC pickup provides a stellar amplified tone for players who perform in bands, ensembles, and louder environments.
For easy and safe transportation, the Gibson '50s J-45 Original ships with a heavy-duty hardshell case. And that's important when you have an acoustic that looks this good - from its stark ebony finish to its cream button tuners and '50s-era tortoise pickguard, this Gibson is a true stunner.
Once you start strumming the Gibson '50s J-45 Original, you'll understand why the J-45 has become the go-to acoustic guitar for countless legendary musicians. Check it out today if you've been in the market for a premium round-shoulder dreadnought with a bold sound and an undeniably-cool vintage appeal.
Body Style: Round Shoulder
Body Shape: J-45
Top: Sitka spruce
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Profile: Rounded
Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
Fret Count: 20
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 43.81 mm / 1.724 in
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Bridge: Traditional belly up
Saddle Material: Bone
Tuning Machines: Grover Strap Cream Button
Pickguard: 50's, Tortoise
Truss Rod Cover: Black
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Under Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
Controls: Volume and Tone Controls
Case: Hardshell Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit