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Gibson '50s J-45 Original Ebony

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Gibson '50s J-45 Original Ebony

We’re always big fans of Gibson’s round-shouldered jumbos, and this ’50s J-45 Original is a sweet blend of historic and modern features, for a guitar that sounds and feels like our old favorites.

The slope-shouldered workhorse of the Gibson lineup, the J-45 has been around since 1942 and is considered by many to be an essential member of any serious acoustic player’s arsenal. The ‘50s J-45 Original offers the details inspired by these Kalamazoo golden-era classics, including a subtly aged ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, cream button Grover tuners and ’50s-era tortoise pickguard.

A Sitka spruce top over mahogany sides/back give it the perfect balance of presence and warmth. J-45 models consistently produce plenty of low end punch, but not at the expense of mids and highs—perfect for recording and live use. The 24 3/4” scale makes the J-45 easy to play, but with no loss of power. And an LR Baggs Element pickup lets you plug-and-play anywhere.

• Solid Sitka spruce top w/ traditional hand-scalloped bracing
• Solid Mahogany back/sides
• Multi-ply top binding; 1-ply back binding
• Subtly antiqued Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish
• Mahogany Slim-Taper neck w/ rosewood fingerboard
• Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
• 24 3/4” scale, 12” fretboard radius
• 1.724” bone nut
• 20 Frets
• Rosewood “belly” bridge w/ bone saddle
• Tortoise ’50s-era pickguard
• Nickel-plated Grover Strap tuners w/ cream buttons
• LR Baggs Element pickup w/ Volume & Tone controls
• Made in USA
• Hardshell case included