The Gibson Acoustic 2018 J-45 Standard Guitar in Vintage Sunburst is a shining example of their best-selling acoustic of all time. The iconic round-shoulder dreadnought has been a favourite of guitarists since its introduction in 1942, earning the worthy nickname "The Workhorse" due to its faithful resilience throughout thick and thin. If it's longevity that you're after, then the J-45 should be your priority.
Gibson's Acoustic team know a thing or two when it comes to building fine acoustic guitars, and the 2018 J-45 benefits from expertise gained through decades of painstaking dedication. The body top is built using solid Sitka spruce, a tonewood that is favoured as a soundboard thanks to its highly resonant nature, which projects tones with absolute clarity. Not only that, but the more that you play this beauty, the more its character develops to create a timbre that is truly unique. The top is reinforced using traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, which prevents buckling of the top whilst enabling it to resonate unimpeded.
For the back and sides of the body, Gibson have selected another favourite with mahogany. Known for generating a smooth warmth, mahogany establishes a weight mid to low-end character that sings beautifully. The result is a potent mix of power and poise with a nuanced frequency response that sits perfectly in an ensemble, but can more than assuredly hold its own for solo performers.
Sturdy neck design
Married to the body via a compound dovetail joint is a solid mahogany neck, which has been treated to the slimtaper profile for a faster playing feel. Married to the neck is a heavenly rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with mother of pearl dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The fingerboard is polished with finishing oil to enhance the natural compounds of the wood, thus giving it a lasting feel of elegance.
The headstock is home to Grover Rotomatic tuners, which uphold tuning integrity with precision. The body is home to a traditional belly up rosewood bridge, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body for optimised intonation and sustain. The result is a guitar that performs with consistency every time you pick up and play. Whether you're recording in the studio or taking to the stage, knowing that you can rely on your instrument is of the utmost importance. You can put all your trust in the J-45.
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-45 to sing with the utmost clarity.
The Gibson Acoustic 2018 J-45 Standard Guitar in Vintage Sunburst is supplied with a Gibson hardshell case, as well as a Gibson accessory kit. Wherever your music takes you, you can get your guitar there in security and style, and keep it in top condition for years to come.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 J-45 Electro Acoustic Guitar Top Material Solid Sitka Spruce Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Body Shape Dreadnought Colour Vintage Sunburst Pickups L.R. Baggs Element VTC Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Special Electronics L.R. Baggs Element Tuners Grover Rotomatic Pickguard Tortoise Bracing Hand Scalloped Bracing Inlays Mother of Pearl Dot Included Accessories Hardcase
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