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J-45 Vintage
The J-45 with legendary vintage acoustic sound and features.
$3,999
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The 2017 J-45 Vintage, this model stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, an enhanced top made from Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage hide glue top bracing, and back and sides constructed from genuine mahogany.
Body
Top
Wood Species: Thermally Cured Adirondack Red 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, Hot hide glue
Etc.:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance. Hot hide glue top bracing for highest level of sound transferrsance
 
Body Contour
Carve: Radiused
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Round
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.04cm / .803"
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 Gauge
 
Nut
Style:
Material: Bone
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Slots: E: .053 String Gauge
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: 117gr / 4.128oz
Finishes
Vintage Sunburst Hand rubbed VOS
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:
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: Vintage nickel tuners
Material:
Weight: 63.50 gr / 2.24 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 15:01
Gear Type:
What is allowable turn:
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 140-130-695
 
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 bone saddle
Plating Specs:
Part number: 140-120-915, 140-130-868
Weight:
 
Output Jack
Style: none
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Plastic
Plating Specs:
Part numbers: 140-130-863
Weight: 3.628 / 0.128oz
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black
Part Number: 140-130-841
 
 
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks:
Tools:
 
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: None
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