Gibson Limited Edition Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:11685069)


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You are looking at a Gibson Limited Edition Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 11685069. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

Handmade by the master luthiers at the Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop, the Gibson Limited Edition 1965 J-45 Donovan Model pays homage to the instrument that helped make the Scottish folk-pop singer a legend. Featuring a classic dreadnought round-shoulder body with custom mid '60s dimensions, mahogany back and sides, and a Sitka spruce top with traditional scalloped X-bracing, the Gibson 1965 J-45 Donovan offers a meticulous recreation of a stunning guitar with a beautiful, projective acoustic voice that's sure to inspire. In order to faithfully replicate the appearance of Donovan's original J-45, the top comes dressed in a glossy nitrocellulose period-correct Cherry Sunburst finish. For exceptional playability and classic comfort, the 24.75"-scale mahogany neck holds true to the feel of the original, and is capped with a rosewood fingerboard that features a 12" radius and a special 1.75" bone nut.

The Gibson Limited Edition 1965 J-45 Donovan is ready to take on any performance thanks to the high-quality, award-winning bridge plate-mounted L.R. Baggs Lyric acoustic guitar microphone system. Other premium vintage-inspired features include a traditional rosewood belly up bridge with an adjustable saddle, a '50s-style tortoise pickguard, and a set of vintage-style white button tuning machines.

A Gibson hardshell case is included with your purchase to preserve and protect this finely crafted instrument. Also included with your purchase of the Gibson 1965 J-45 Donovan Acoustic-Electric guitar is a Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Acoustic.

Get your Gibson Limited Edition Donovan 1965 J-45 Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 20
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Neck Type Compound Dovetail Joint
Nut Width 1.75"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Traditional Rosewood Belly Up with Adjustable Saddle
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Other Features Meticulous Recreation of Donovan's 1965 J-45

Authentic Body Radius, Neck and Bridge

Custom Mid '60s Body Dimensions

Period-Correct Glossy Cherry Sunburst Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish

Bone Nut with Special Nut Width

LR Baggs Lyric Pickup System

Traditional Scalloped X-Bracing

Hide Glue Neck Joint

Multi-Ply Top Binding, Single-Ply Back Binding, Multi-Ply Double-Ring Rosette

Tortoise '50s-Style Pickguard

12"-Radius Bound Fingerboard with Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Limited Edition
Model Donovan 1965 J-45
Warranty Info:

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.