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J-45 Bilwara
A limited edition J-45 with unique Bilwara tonewood
$2,799
Our iconic J-45, crafted from exotic Bilwara back and sides and dressed in a rare and eye-catching Honeyburst finish. Everything you have come to expect from the world's iconic round-shouldered dreadnought, with the added tonal characteristics and stunning look of solid Bilwara back and sides mated to a solid Sitka spruce top. The slim tapered mahogany neck is attached with hot hide glue and crowned with gold Grover open back tuners for an added custom touch. Hand-inlaid mother-of-pearl dots finish the rosewood fingerboard and a Gibson block inlay dresses the headstock. A high-quality L.R. Baggs VTC pickup system makes this Limited Edition acoustic ready to plug-and-play.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 4 ply top
 
Back
Wood Species: Bilwara
Pieces: 2
Density:
Binding: 1 ply
Weight
Weight Relief:
Average Weight (body only): 1.025 kg /2.26 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance
 
Body Contour
Carve: Radiused
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Slim Taper
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.118cm / .83"
Thickness at Fret 12:
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: 408.23 gr / 14.4 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: CF-100
Inlay: MOP
Peg Head Binding:
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance:
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used: Short Scale Pitch Guage
Nut
Style:
Material: Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Slots: E: .053 String Guage
A: 0.043
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016

e: 0.012
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade:
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.245" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75"
Binding:
Side Dots (Color): White
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions:
Average Weight: 0.11kg / 0.25lb
Finishes
Honeyburst
Color Code: HB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler:
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: SNBST YELLOW / ANY0033, TBCO BROWN / NAB0531, CHERRY / NAR0121
Top Coat: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: L.R. Baggs VTC
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side:
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Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Vintage Gold open back
Material:
Weight: 46.72 g / 1.648 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type:
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 140-130-670
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016
e: 0.012
 
Bridge
Style: Belly up traditional
Material: Rosewood with Tusq saddle
Plating Specs:
Part number: 140-120-915, 140-130-866
Weight: 22g / .8 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 6.35 mm / 1/4" mono
 
Strap Buttons
Material:
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Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: B/W Limited
Part Number: 140-130-840
 
Knobs
Style:
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Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: COA