Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.6

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The J-45 is one of Gibson’s best-selling acoustics of all time. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, this popular acoustic is now the icon of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 is one of most technically advanced guitars of its time.

The Gibson J-45 Standard includes a black hardshell case with plush-lined interior, owner's manual, Gibson's Gold Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.  

Features:

  • 100% American-made quality Gibson handcrafted construction throughout
  • AA-grade solid Sitka top
  • Pattern-grade solid Honduran mahogany back and sides
  • Hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing
  • Rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and dot inlays
  • L.R. Baggs Element Active acoustic pickup system
  • Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners
  • Gibson hardshell case included


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Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • Case
Series J45
Other Features L.R. Baggs Element Active Acoustic Pickup System
Model J45 Standard

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GibsonJ-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Practice (3)
  • Recording (3)
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4.0

J-45

By 

from John @ Huntington

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

A Gibson Legend! Everyone should have the pleasure of playing a J-45 at least once in their lifetimes. The Magic of mahogany and the golden sweet tone these guitars have become known for has kept this in the Gibson line as a best seller for so long. Not a historic recreation but a modern interpretation makes this guitar perfect for plugging in and rocking in a live situation!

 
5.0

A Legendary Acoustic

By 

from Huntington, NY

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Balanced
  • Easy to play
  • Warm tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Live performance
    • Practice
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The J-45 is a legendary name among acoustic guitars. Warm, balanced tone for any application. If you're looking to pick up a high-quality acoustic, you owe it to yourself to check this out.

     
    5.0

    Workhorse!

    By 

    from New York, NY

    Staff Reviewer

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          Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I usually prefer rosewood back and sides guitars, but I love a J45. Does everything well and such a joy to play.

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          5.0

          A standard classic

          By 

          from Cincinnati

          Staff Reviewer

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          • Build Quality
          • Sound

          Cons

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            • Performances
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            A classic acoustic model by Gibson that stands the test of time. Still sounding as good as any vintage j-45 the new ones really hold up. Great tone superior craftsmanship and easy to play\. A great singing guitar that has the option to be plugged in. This is a real hands on review from Eric @ Sam Ash Cincinnati.

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            5.0

            Classic!

            By 

            from Indianapolis IN

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Gorgeous
            • Great sound
            • Great workmanship
            • Plays Great

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Live Recording

            Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This is an iconic instrument heard on literally thousands of recordings. Plays fantastic, and the sound is buttery and smooth with a natural compression that has never been duplicated in another instrument.

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            5.0

            this guitar rocks!!!

            By 

            from cerritos

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Action
            • Tone
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • CHURCH
              • Live
              • Practice
              • Studio

              Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              this guitar has such a warm tone and works for pretty much everything you could think of playing. ffun to play and sounds great in a coffee shop type of atmosphere.

              this is a hands on review by carlos @ sam ash cerritos

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              5.0

              Awesome Acoustic!

              By 

              from sam ash nyc

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Plays Great
              • Sounds Great
              • Stays in tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gigs
                • Live
                • Shows
                • Studio

                Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                A Gibson j-45. Why wouldn't you want one? Superior tone, playability and an awesome look. Go to acoustic tone for recording.

                 
                4.0

                Nice guitar

                By 

                from KOP

                Staff Reviewer

                Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                A fantastic guitar. Easy to use. Easy to setup. Great quality. Has a really awesome sound.
                Great for beginners and pros alike and all at a very good price.
                This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP.

                 
                4.0

                A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY ARSENAL!

                By 

                from Cincinnati, OH

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Classic appearance
                • Easy playability
                • Great Build Construction
                • Robust Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great Recording Guitar
                  • Great Stage Guitar
                  • Wonderful For Live Use

                  Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  This is an excellent all around guitar. Has a wonderful warm tone and has great playability. It is a great reflection of the classic guitars of yesteryear that Gibson is so fondly respected for. If you are looking for a vintage vibe style and sound then this is definitely a guitar worth looking into.

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                  5.0

                  GIBSON!

                  By 

                  from Las Vegas, NV

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                        Comments about Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Gibson is probably the biggest name in guitars and this J-45 standard acoustic is no exception in the quality we've all come to know and love. Its world famous for its exceptional tone including full bass and awesome projection. Comes with the hard case when you purchase it as Gibson's gold warranty. Sitka top, Honduran mahogany back and sides, hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish, rosewood fret-board, L.R. Baggs Element Active acoustic pickup system, and Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners. Make sure to stop into Sam Ash as soon as possible to try one out today!

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