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A Thoroughbred With a Workhorse's Spirit

Wildwoodians, 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.


Brand Gibson
Model'50s J-45 Original
TypeRound Shoulder Body Style
Finish ColorVintage Sunburst
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Top WoodSolid Sitka Spruce
BracingTraditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
Back & Sides WoodSolid Mahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck JointCompound Dovetail
Neck ShapeRound
Neck Dimensions.880 1st - .940 9th
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard InlaysMother-of-Pearl Dots
Scale Length24-3/4"
Width at Nut1.725"
Nut MaterialBone
BindingMulti-ply Top, Single-Ply Back
RosetteMulti-ply Single-Ring
ElectronicsL.R. Baggs Element VTC
TunersGrover Strap Cream Button
BridgeRosewood Belly-Up
SaddleCompensated Bone
PickguardTortoise Teardrop
CaseHardshell Case

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