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The Workhorse

With the J-45 design, you essentially get the best of ALL worlds! Here, we have a large bodied guitar that has the bark and fullness of its dreadnought brethren, yet the sensitivity and all out responsiveness of a smaller bodied guitar. With a collection of strengths such as these, it's no wonder than these lovely guitars are so often referred to as, simply, "The Workhorse." The slightly shorter scale length and light build philosophy makes this the secret weapon for fingerpickers looking for a larger body--just ask Jackson Browne!

The J-45 Vintage stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, an enhanced top built from Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage hide glue top bracing, and back and sides constructed from genuine mahogany. Finished with Gibson's new Thin Finish plus a hand rubbed VOS process for a truly vintage-inspired look and feel.


Brand Gibson
ModelJ-45 Vintage
TypeRound Shoulder Body Style
Finish ColorVintage Sunburst
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer - VOS - New Thin FInish
Top WoodThermally Aged Adirondack Red Spruce
Back & Sides WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck JointCompound dovetail secured with hide glue at the 14th fret
Neck ShapeVintage Round
Neck Dimensions.880 1st - .950 9th
Fretboard MaterialIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard InlaysMOP Dots
Scale Length24-3/4"
Width at Nut1.725"
Nut MaterialBone
BindingMulti-ply Top, Single Ply Back
RosetteMulti-ply Single Ring
TunersGotoh with White Button
BridgeRosewood Belly Up
PickguardTortoise Teardrop
CaseHardshell 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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