Gibson G-45 Studio: Everything You Need to Know

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.

Key Features

  • 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.

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.