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1968 J-45 Ebony
Vintage style detailing on an inconic model
$3,649
The J-45 is one of Gibson's best-selling acoustics of all time. Introduced in 1942 and nicknamed "the Workhorse" for its power and versatility, this popular acoustic is now the cornerstone of the round-shoulder, dreadnought line. This 1968 style J-45 features a narrow neck with a 1.575" nut width with historic fret wire. Classic vintage styling includes a 14-degree headstock angle, cream '60s-style pickguard, and black Tusq adjustable bridge for the ultimate control over your action. Vintage style Grover strap cream button tuners and a gold Gibson block decal round out this Limited Edition. Only 50 handmade instruments will be made worldwide! Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity. Available in April 2016.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 4 ply top
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Density:
Binding: 1 ply
Weight
Weight Relief: None
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: Round
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:
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: Bone
Width: 4.00cm/1.575"
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: 4.28cm/1.687" @ nut, 5.86cm / 2.24" @ 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
Ebony
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: VOS 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: 140-140-885 / Ebony lacquer T75XXB7916-1426-S.W.
Top Coat: VOS 90 Sheen Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style:
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side:
Material of Wire (gauge):
Coil Dimensions (per coil):
Coil Material:
Coil Winding Process:
Pole Piece Material:
Pole Piece Position from Nut:
Slug Material:
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length):
Magnet Material:
Magnet Position from Nut:
Magnet Dimensions:
Polarities:
Cover:
Qfactor:
ResistanceDC:
Resonant Frequency:
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Nickel 3-in-line Cream button
Material:
Weight: 46.72 gr / 1.648 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type:
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 140-130-691
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.053
A: 0.042
D: 0.032
G: 0.024
B: 0.016
e: 0.012
 
Bridge
Style: Belly up adjustable
Material: Rosewood with adjustable black Tusq saddle
Plating Specs:
Part number: 140-120-922, 140-130-866L
Weight: 22g / .8 oz
 
Output Jack
Style:
 
Strap Buttons
Material:
Plating Specs:
Part numbers:
Weight:
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black
Part Number: 140-130-841
 
Knobs
Style:
Part Number:
 
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: None
 
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: COA