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The Ultimate Vintage Tone

The staff at Wildwood Guitars has had the privileged of playing so many fantastic instruments over the years, both old and new. One of the things that we've noticed is that there is nothing quite like a great acoustic instrument that, like a fine wine, has aged over time, getting louder, sweeter and more expressive with every year that passes. Countless hours and massive amounts of energy have been invested into capturing that very tone and vibe over the years, from both Wildwood and our partners. The result is what we feel is the ultimate in vintage tone.

Wildwood Guitars is proud to present what we feel encapsulates a stellar vintage instrument; specifically a great J-45: The Gibson J-45 New Vintage Ultimate. Similar to our wildly popular SJ-200 New Vintage Ultimate, the J-45 variation utilizes thermally cured Adirondack Red Spruce and an all hide glue construction to create the ultimate tonal juggernaut, hearkening back to some of our favorite vintage slope shoulder instruments! Chords are loud, full and expressive, with a resonance and voice that is instantly recognizable. Single note runs are dynamic, vocal and dripping with overtones, resulting in an instrument that rivals some of our favorite vintage pieces. Wildwood Guitars invites you, our exceptional customers, to experience the ultimate in vintage tone and vibe: The J-45 New Vintage Ultimate!

Condition of Instrument

This acoustic is in good shape but does have a professionally repaired crack on the treble side of the body. You can see where the crack once was, with the right light, you can also see a small bit of glue when looking from the inside through the soundhole. The guitar plays and sounds fantastic! It includes the original hardshell vintage style case from Gibson.


Brand Used
ModelWildwood J-45 New Vintage Ultimate Hide Glue
Finish ColorVintage Sunburst
Finish TypeGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Top WoodThermally Cured Adirondack Red Spruce
BracingTraditional X Hot Hide Glue
Back & Sides WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck JointDovetail with Hot Hide Glue
Neck ShapeVintage Round
Neck Dimensions.850 1st - .940 9th
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard InlaysMother of Pearl Dot
Scale Length24 3/4"
Width at Nut1.725"
Nut MaterialAged Bone
BindingMulti-Ply Top and Single Ply on Back
TunersWhite Button Nickel Gotoh Tuners
SaddleAged Bone
PickguardTortoise Tear Drop Pickguard
CaseGibson Deluxe Tan Tolex Hardshell Case

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

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Wildwood Pre-Owned
Serial Number: 12136029

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