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Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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Introduced in 1942, the J-45 is the one of the most widely recognized and best-selling acoustic guitars in Gibson history. Referred to as "The Workhorse" due to its stripped-down style and exceptional tone and playability, Gibson's flagship round-shoulder dreadnought model is back for 2019 with that same legendary sound and feel you've come to know and love, onboard LR Baggs VTC electronics, and excellent appointments. If you're a guitarist looking for your next go-to instrument for performing and recording, the Gibson J-45 Standard is the acoustic you've been longing for.

Legendary Sound and Feel
Delivering all the legendary low-end warmth, superb projection, and full, balanced tone that made the originals so famous, the J-45 Standard sports a Sitka spruce top with traditional hand-scalloped X bracing and mahogany back and sides. Offering an amazing fretting hand feel and smooth playability, the shorter 24.75"-scale mahogany neck is shaped into Gibson's fast SlimTaper profile and topped with a smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard.

Onboard LR Baggs VTC Electronics
From the studio to the stage, the upgraded onboard LR Baggs VTC electronics give the J-45 Standard its beautiful amplified sound. The simplistic, yet powerful control layout consists of just one volume and tone control, allowing you to quickly and easily shape your sound to perfection

Excellent Appointments
Adding to the traditional appeal of this modern classic, this J-45 is adorned with a Vintage Sunburst finish, multi-ply top binding, single-ply back binding, and a tortoise teardrop pickguard. Premium hardware includes a traditional belly up rosewood bridge and a high-quality Grover Rotomatic tuning machines.


  • Round Shoulder Dreadnought Body
  • Sitka Spruce Top with Mahogany Back & Sides
  • 24.75"-Scale Slim Taper Mahogany Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • LR Baggs VTC Electronics
  • Grover Rotomatic Tuners & Traditional Belly Up Rosewood Bridge
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Gibson J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash 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

They made me an offer I couldn't refuse!


A really gret experience! I was considering a new Gibson J 45 "Workhorse" and then being reminded that I could purchase at 0% interest for 3 or 4 years (I forget which) and reviewing some of the features of the guitar I closed the deal. I had 30 days to return the guitar to any Sam Ash store but it didn't matter I'm in love with this guitar. Best guitar I've ever owned!





The best guitar I have ever put my hands on. Beautiful full sound and incredible resonance. The neck feels great and plays smooth.



Best Guitar..ever!!


Hands down THE BEST wedding gift I could have bought for my husband!! He plays this beautiful guitar everyday!! He's totally in love with it. The customer was incredible and helped me make a really tough decision. Beyond pleased with everything about this purchase!



Great guitar...great experience


Great guitar...great experience. Arrived perfectly setup. A beautiful "workhorse"



This is the best guitar I have ever owned and I've had a few


When I went into Sam Ash, my main focus was on getting a speaker and microphone. Of course while I was there, I had to check out the guitars. After trying out several, I picked up this beautiful Sunburst Gibson. I knew the minute I held it in my hands and felt the silkiness if the wood and as I strummed it, the feel of the music filled my soul. Such a beautiful instrument with an incredible soft, yet full sound. I am in love



Gibson is quality


I have waited most of my life to get this guitar......it is absolutely impeccable in terms of sound and playability, and fits well into my style of playing,,,, I am most grateful to the folks at sam ash(cherry hill and franklin mills) for making it possable. I am extremely pleased.



J-45 Standard Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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Body Size/Shape Round Shoulder Dreadnought
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Sitka Spruce
Bracing Traditional Hand Scalloped X
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Vintage Sunburst
Neck Type Compound Dovetail Joint
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim Taper
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Rosewood
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1.725"
Bridge Type Rosewood Belly Up Traditional
Tuning Machines Grover Rotomatic
Electronics L.R. Baggs VTC
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Gibson Model Year 2019
Model J-45 Standard 2019
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.

About Gibson:
As one of the most legendary names in music, Gibson guitars have made their way into the hands of countless players ranging from beginners all the way through to some of the world's most iconic players like Slash, Jimmy Page, and Ace Frehley... just to name a few. Sam Ash is proud to be an authorized Gibson dealer, where we carry everything from the more traditional models like the Gibson Les Paul and SG to the more obscure guitars like the Gibson Explorer, Firebird, and Flying V. Trying to find the Gibson guitar of your dreams? Whether you're a budding guitarist, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in between, the knowledgeable musicians on the Sam Ash team are here to help you find your perfect instrument. Give us a call at 1-877-701-5592 and speak to an expert today!

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