Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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4.9

(12 reviews)

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The Gibson J-15 dreadnought is a descendant of iconic heritage that delivers versatile performance.

The eye-catching Gibson J-15 Acoustic Electric Guitar builds on the traditional foundation of Gibson’s iconic J-45. This new round-shouldered future classic is handcrafted in Gibson's Bozeman, Montana facility exclusively from North American solid tonewoods.

The top of the J-15 is made from Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from American walnut, giving the this Gibson a warm, low end with ringing, harmonically rich treble response, capable of achieving a pure dynamic contrast, which makes it the perfect acoustic for just about any musical genre. The Gibson J-15 features a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer finish to allow the wood to “breathe” to maximize tonality.The neck is carved from maple, and features a Walnut fingerboard with tradtional-style mother-of pearl dot inlays.

At the heart of the Gibson J-15 Acoustic Electric guitar is the LR Baggs Element preamp system, letting you amplify your guitar quickly and easily. Chrome hardware includes nickel Grover 14:1 mini-tuners. Gibson hardshell case included.


Order your Gibson J-15 Acoustic Electric Guitar today from Sam Ash Direct with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Gibson Hardshell Case

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GibsonJ-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (5)
  • Practice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Great Guitar!

By 

from Miami, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Booming Sound
  • Easy To Play
  • Great Looks
  • Great Pickup
  • Light Weight
  • Nice Case

Cons

  • Extra Strings Go Dead
  • No Onboard Sound Controls

Best Uses

  • Church Music
  • Live Performance
  • Singersongwriter
  • Some Bluegrass
  • Studio Recording

Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a fantastic guitar and a great bang for the buck! It has a sweet sound and works well.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Gibson!

By 

from Cleveland, Ohio

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • American Made
  • Easy To Play
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Around The Campfire
    • Practice
    • Recording
    • Stage

    Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The Gibson J-15 is a fantastic, American made guitar. The solid Sitka Spruce top and American Walnut body deliver a pure Gibson sound that is hard to beat, especially at the price!! Also, the ease of play is incredible The beautiful tone from this guitar is perfect for recording, playing live on stage, or just messing around with friends. A great addition for anyone looking for an affordable acoustic.

    Staff reviewer from Sam Ash Cleveland

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    5.0

    Pleasantly surprised

    By 

    from Riverview, FL

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Maple Neck
    • Quality Built
    • Very Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fingerpicking
      • Strumming

      Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I was very pleased with the walnut. This guitar maintains the classic woody Gibson tone while delivering a balanced sound with aggressive strumming and responsive fingerpicking. All around versatile guitar. The only nit-pick I have is with the notchy little Grover tuners, but I can work around that.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Class Leading American Made Craftmanship

      By 

      from Edison, NJ

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Case Included
      • Great Sound
      • Made In Usa

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Home
        • Recording
        • Stage

        Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Gibson always set the bar on what quality should be. If your expectationas are the best, you will not be disappointed. Great finish with Walnut Back and Sides, making a rounded tone that will have you hanging on each flicker of the strings. If you want to plug in as an electric, well by all means, you get that. The preamp is excellent, and upon touching the guitar and producing the first few sounds, you'll understand how special the piece is.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        EXCELLENT ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC

        By 

        from CANOGA PK CAL

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        FULL SOUND. AND WARM TONE.GREAT FOR SHOWS VERY DEPENDABLE.THIS IS A HANDS ON REVIEW FROM ROCKIN DAVE AT SAM ASH MUSIC

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        5.0

        Brilliant sounding acoustic

        By 

        from New Brunswick, NJ

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Great Preamp
        • Sleek Design
        • Sounds Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Live Events
          • Open Mics
          • Small Venues
          • Solo Artists
          • Studio Sessions

          Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The Gibson J-45 is a masterwork of guitar craftsmanship. They are handmade in Montana and it shows once you get your hands on one. The tone is clear as day and the highs and lows are well rounded. The neck is sleek and easy to play and the design is absolutely gorgeous. The preamp sounds great coming through an amplifier or a PA system and it has a few levels of tone control. It's built with high quality wood very carefully and you can tell once you start to play and listen to the sounds that come through.

           
          5.0

          Born in the USA

          By 

          from Columbus, OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comes With A Case
          • Fantastic Warranty
          • Good Price
          • Great Quality
          • Made In Usa

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performance
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            As an employee of Sam Ash Music, I have had the opportunity to go to Gibson's acoustic factory in Bozeman, MT. After seeing the care and time put into their guitars, I will stand by Gibson until the end. They use as much hand craftsmanship as possible. Their quality control is great. The sound is what you would expect from a hand-made, American instrument!

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            • No
             
            5.0

            A new classic

            By 

            from Lombard, IL

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Play
            • Great Tone
            • Great Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Performing
              • Practice

              Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              This is a great guitar all around. The walnut adds a non traditional tone color that is very pleasing when compared to the common rosewood or mahogany. It provides a full, warm, but focused tone that cuts through in an ensemble. The neck is very comfortable and is easy to play, and the electronics provide a clean amplified tone. Gibson hit a home run with an American made guitar with all solid woods for under $1500.

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              5.0

              Gibson tone, affordable price!

              By 

              from huntington NY

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • American Made
              • Cost
              • Feel
              • Tone
              • Volume

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gigs
                • Practice
                • Recording

                Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Amazing! one of the best guitars I've played. I still can't believe the volume, the tone, the ease of playability, the appearance, the smell, and the woody deep harmonic Gibsonsy sound this guitar projects. It's a true keeper.

                If you get a chance to play one, forget that this is about the least expensive Montana-made Gibson made. Just let the sound be your guide. I've seen online reviews and folks who have played guitars for 30,40 years are saying this is one of the finest they've ever heard. Count me in that group, and count me privileged to own one.

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                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The One

                By 

                from Mooresville, NC

                Pros

                • Made in USA
                • Made With Usa Wood
                • Perfect out of the box
                • price

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Gigging
                • Jammin
                • Recording

                Comments about Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Iw as in the market for an Acoustic Electric. Looking in the $1000 to $1500 range. Never considered a Gibson. I did alot of research on Taylors and Martins in that price range and have taken instore test drives of those brands for some time. I never considered a Gibson because the only Gibson I was interested in was out of my price range. I was ready to buy and was in Sam Ash playing the two models I thought I had narrowed it down to. The sales person asked me if I tried the J-15. I said no and he said they had just gotten one in and he went to the back and brought it out. Fresh out of the box. He quickly tuned it up and I strummed one chord and thought OMG. He explained the specs of this guitar to me and I couldn't believe it. An all solid wood USA made guitar for under $1500 from Gibson. This guitar had perfect set up out of the box. Tone is well balanced. More base response than the Taylor or Martin in this price range along plenty of mids and treble. Sustains well too. The L.R. Baggs element pickup in this is outstanding. Tone is subjective but if you are in the market for a new acoustic/electric this one is well worth the test drive.

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                The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.