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Gibson 2016 J-45 Acacia Electro Acoustic Guitar - Honeyburst

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  • Limited edition model with acacia back and sides provides a unique timbre to the J-45 stable
  • Grade AA solid Sitka spruce radiused top with scalloped bracing to improve projection and resonance
  • Rare honeyburst finish with hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer finish
  • 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with abalone position inlays and enhanced finish for a smoother playing feel
  • L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup with volume and tone controls, as well as built-in LF crossover to improve natural timbre when plugged-in
  • Includes Gibson standard hardshell case and owner's manual
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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UK mainland*FREE on orders over £75 £4.45 on orders under £751-3 working days
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The Gibson 2016 J-45 Limited Edition Acacia Electro Acoustic Guitar with Honeyburst finish is a first for the J-45 Standard. Paired with the Sitka spruce top is the heavenly acacia, which doesn't just look breath-taking but produces sumptuous tones that are dripping with warmth, and carefully nuanced tones with a favourable mid-range.

The J-45 has been a favourite amongst many musical legends for decades, and the 2016 model delivers the same coveted playability and timbre. However, along with the unique acacia appointment, the 2016 model benefits from some updated appointments that make it better than ever: upgraded electronics, enhanced feel and finish, a premium set-up to guarantee maximum comfort, and a smoother hand-rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridge. As well as those added features, every model is supplied with a Gibson hardshell case and owner's manual.

Sturdy J-45 Build Quality

The Gibson 2016 J-45 Acacia is a very special model indeed. As we've come to expect from the team at Gibson, everything about this model has been handled with the utmost care and attention, with Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive on hand to maintain strength and stability throughout. As previously stated, the back and sides are crafted using acacia, a tonewood that delivers a confident yet smooth timbre that is the stuff dreams are made of. Combine that with the generously proportioned jumbo body shape and you have bags of energy at your disposal.

To ensure that each note rings out with the utmost clarity, a radiused grade AA solid Sitka spruce top is on hand to project notes articulately. The top is reinforced using scalloped bracing to prevent buckling or warping over time, whilst allowing the soundboard to resonate freely and project efficiently. Smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer preserves the honeyburst finish whilst allowing the wood to resonate unimpeded.

Single-piece Mahogany Neck

A single-piece mahogany neck has been fitted to the body – via an exquisite dovetail joint at the 14th fret – to guarantee strength and stability during performances, as well as optimising resonance and sustain throughout the guitar. The neck is shaped to the slimtaper profile, making is a joy to glide your fretting hand along.

Married to the neck is a sublime 20-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with abalone position inlays to guide your way in style. The improved fingerboard feel makes it exceptionally comfortable to play, with softened edges to make executing transitions between frets as smooth as possible.

L.R. Baggs Element VTC Pickup System

Equipped with the award-winning L.R. Baggs Element VTC electronics' system, you can take to the stage in effortless style and plug directly into the amp or P.A. of your choosing, safe in the knowledge that the acoustic character of your guitar will be translated transparently.

The pre-attached Element pickup, and all-discrete endpin preamp are controlled using the soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls. The built-in low frequency crossover prevents any unwanted low-end grunt from over-powering your signal, and allows the natural timbre of the J-35 to sing with the utmost clarity.

Select Hardware Appointments

Fitted to the headstock you'll find the vintage gold open back tuning machines, which uphold tuning integrity with absolute precision. The Tusq nut at the top of the neck works dutifully between the belly up traditional rosewood bridge with Tusq saddle, and tuning machines to guarantee stable tuning, intonation, and optimised sustain.

The body is fitted with a tortoise pickguard to protect from unwanted pickscrapes and nicks during performances, whilst complementing the honeyburst finish beautifully. The Gibson 2016 J-45 Acacia Electro Acoustic Guitar in Honeyburst is a rare and truly unique model, grab yours now and treasure it forever.

Model 2016 J-45 Limited Edition Acacia Electro Acoustic Guitar
Body ShapeJumbo
Guitar SizeFull
Top MaterialGrade AA Sitka Spruce
Back & Side MaterialAcacia
Neck MaterialSingle-Piece Mahogany
Neck ProfileSlimtaper
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Position Inlays Abalone
Number of Frets20
Number of Strings6
BridgeBelly Up Traditional Rosewood with Tusq Saddle
Tuning MachinesVintage Gold open-back
ElectronicsL.R. Baggs Element VTC
Included Accessories Gibson Standard Hardshell Case
Owners Manual
Customer Reviews
Without doubt the finest acoustic guitar I have ever put my hands on - it is without fault - only wish that I was a better player to give this guitar the justice it deserves
Posted on 11/05/2016 by Latestarter Fantastic guitar - without fault - can't resist playing it. I one way it's a pity that only 65 will ever be available - a real keeper and one to pass on to the family.

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