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.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 J-45 Limited Edition Acacia Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Jumbo Guitar Size Full Top Material Grade AA Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Acacia Neck Material Single-Piece Mahogany Neck Profile Slimtaper Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Abalone Number of Frets 20 Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Tortoise Bridge Belly Up Traditional Rosewood with Tusq Saddle Tuning Machines Vintage Gold open-back Electronics L.R. Baggs Element VTC Finish Honeyburst Included Accessories Gibson Standard Hardshell Case Owners Manual
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- 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
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