The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights. This 2019 model delivers a sound with incredible dynamic range, warm mids, and a tight punchy bass.
Body Shape: Jumbo
Top Material: Sitka Spruce
Back Material: Mahogany
Side Material: Mahogany
Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing
Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
Scale Length: 24.75" / 62.865cm
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12" / 304.8mm
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Material: Black
Nut Width: 1.725" / 43.82mm
Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
Tuners: Grover Rotomatics with Kidney Buttons
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: B/W
Pick Guard: Tear Drop
Saddle Material: Tusq
Bridge: Traditional belly up, Rosewood
Bridge Pins: Tusq
Under-Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs™ VTC
Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
Case: Gibson Hardshell
Included Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
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Inspection and Set-up
Here at Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12 point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
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