Gibson ’50s J-45 Original
A Thoroughbred With a Workhorse's SpiritWildwoodians, we are pleased to showcase the Original Collection '50s J-45, an acoustic thoroughbred with a workhorse's spirit. Based on the classic J-45s of the 1950s, these guitars capture all of the J-45's most appealing characteristics--versatility, dynamic response, and elegant good looks--in a modern package.
They pair a solid Sitka spruce with solid mahogany back and sides, and together those two premium tonewoods produce a beautifully balanced midrange-forward sound that works wonderfully in a wide variety of musical contexts. Gibson's luthiers attach the solid-wood body to the mahogany neck with a compound dovetail neck joint to maximize resonance and sustain.
Speaking of resonance, the '50s J-45 Original sports a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that allows the wood to breathe like a vintage instrument. And, they come equipped with a bone nut and bone saddle, which also boosts sustain and resonance. As a result, these '50s J-45s sing out loud and proud!
They are also quite comfortable to play thanks to their rounded '50s-style neck, which has just the right amount of chunkiness for maximum playing comfort and a 12" radius to allow easy chording and bending. Said comfy neck also has a 24.75" scale length, which means less tension on the strings. This results in a slinkier handfeel, greater responsiveness, and a touch of extra warmth.
As a result of these clever appointments, the '50s J-45 is capable of handling business in all kinds of situations. It's responsive enough to be a fingerstyle monster, but it is also a superlative strummer. It works great in a band mix, but it's also a marvelous tool for solo performance. Whatever your musical proclivities may be, the '50s J-45 Original will surely inspire you to reach new heights on your musical journey.
|Model||'50s J-45 Original|
|Type||Round Shoulder Body Style|
|Finish Color||Vintage Sunburst|
|Finish Type||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Top Wood||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Bracing||Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing|
|Back & Sides Wood||Solid Mahogany|
|Neck Joint||Compound Dovetail|
|Neck Dimensions||.890 1st - .940 9th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Mother-of-Pearl Dots|
|Width at Nut||1.725"|
|Binding||Multi-ply Top, Single-Ply Back|
|Electronics||L.R. Baggs Element VTC|
|Tuners||Grover Strap Cream Button|
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