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J-45 Standard
“The Workhorse”
$2,399
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The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the 2017 J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights.
Body
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:
Average Weight (body only): 1.025 kg /2.26 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Etc.:
 
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 Gauge
 
Nut
Style:
Material: Black Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Slots: E: .053 String Gauge
A: .043
D: .032
G: .024
B: .016

e: .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
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: SNBST YELLOW / ANY0033, TBCO BROWN / NAB0531
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:
Material of Wire (gauge):
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Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Nickel Grover Rotomatics
Material:
Weight: 46.72 gr / 1.648 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Gear Type:
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 140-130-620
 
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: 140-120-912, 140-130-866
Weight: 22g / .8 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 6.35 mm / 1/4" mono
 
Material:
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Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: B/W
Part Number: 140-130-840
 
 
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: None
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