American guitars are among the best in the world. Though I’ve never been to Montana personally, I can only imagine the Gibson artisans crafting these amazing instruments everyday. The G-45 Studio is no exception. This is a stripped down version of the G-45 Standard. They’ve taken away some of the premium appointments to leave us with an affordable guitar that any musician would be lucky to own. Let’s check it out.
- Walnut Back and Sides
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Utile Neck in Advanced Response Profile
- Walnut Fingerboard with Dot Inlays
- Round Shoulder Body Shape
- Mini Grover Rotomatic Tuners
- Fishman Sonitone Pickup with Soundhole Mounted Controls
- Hardshell Case
So, what’s to be expected from a walnut guitar? Walnut bridges the gap between mahogany and rosewood. You can hear in this guitar that there is a crisp brightness with a good amount of midrange. Walnut is a similar tonewood to koa. The more that you play this guitar (over the years) you’ll notice the bottom end open up and become more present.
This is a perfect guitar for any musician. It sounds beautiful, it stays in tune as I play it, and it offers interesting sonic choices with its walnut back and sides. If you happen to have a lot of acoustics already in your collection that span from rosewood, to maple, to mahogany and so on, then it may be time to add a nice walnut into the mix.