Affectionately referred to by the luthiers at Gibson as "The Workhorse", the J-45 has remained one of Gibson's best-selling acoustics since its creation in the early 1940s. With the unmistakable round shoulder dreadnought design, this new Limited Run J-45 features an entirely mahogany body, a tonewood combination not often found in the world of acoustic guitars, making it extra special as its name suggests.
The 2016 J-45 Mahogany Special feels and sounds extraordinary thanks to the expert craftsmanship behind it. The distinguished guitar makers at the Montana factory have hand-made this limited J-45 and its entire body, back and sides are constructed from solid mahogany. The top is radiused with hand-scalloped bracing for added stability. By employing mahogany it gives this J-45 a full-bodied voice with plenty of warmth, as well as a satisfying vintage appearance with the Vintage Sunburst finish which lets the natural mahogany pattern shine through.
A mahogany neck is firmly joined to the body, offering a comfortable playing feel in your hand. Topping the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets at your disposal to explore. Guiding you from one fret to the next are beautiful hand inlaid Mother of Pearl white dot inlays.
LR BAGGS PICKUP
The 2016 J-45 Mahogany Special is kitted out with the incredible undersaddle LR Baggs VTC pickup system. The pickup has a small, basic construction but is unmatched in the world of undersaddle pickups. Controls for pickup volume and tone can be found easily beneath the soundhole, allowing you to tweak and shape your sound. The positioning of the LR Baggs VTC system means that it can accurately catch the soundwaves from the guitar soundboard and translate them with precision.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The headstock adds to the vintage style of this limited edition acoustic model with a classic Gibson logo and banner detail reading "Only a Gibson is good enough", joined by the reliable white button Grover Rotomatic tuners.
The body is fitted with a sturdy rosewood bridge that maintains optimal sustain and acoustic resonance.
A guitar as unique and as remarkable as the J-45 Mahogany Special needs to be properly looked after, and thankfully it comes with a Gibson hardshell case with a plush interior, an Owner's Manual and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2016 Limited Edition J-45 Mahogany Special Top Material Mahogany Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Mother of Pearl Dot Pickup LR Baggs VTC Bridge Rosewood with Tusq saddle Tuners Grover Rotomatic Pickguard Tear Drop Finish Vintage Sunburst
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