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Known as "The Workhorse," Gibson's J-45 Standard acoustic-electric is one of the best-known acoustics in the music world. This round-shoulder, dreadnought acoustic guitar gives your music full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. The J-45 Standard features all that rich tone, thanks to its AA-grade Sitka spruce top and a solid mahogany body. And, for unbelievable onstage tone, there's an LR Baggs VTC pickup system installed on the Gibson J-45 Standard. Whether a singer/songwriter or an onstage acoustic rocker, the Gibson Acoustic J-45 Standard is for you.
Known as "The Workhorse," the Gibson J-45 body style is among Gibson's most beloved. This particular workhorse features a superb blend of tonewoods, giving you rich, strong sound — day in, day out. The J-45 Standard features a AA-grade Sitka spruce top for presence, while pattern-grade Honduras mahogany adorns its back and sides. Other touches include hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing, a tapered dovetail neck joint, and a single-ring rosette with three-ply binding.
The Gibson J-45 Standard's fingerboard comprises high-grade rosewood, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson experts before it enters the Gibson factories. It's a resilient and durable wood, making way for a balanced and stable fingerboard, and giving each chord and note enhanced clarity and bite. The dot inlays on the J-45 are made of genuine mother-of-pearl and are added to the fingerboard using a special Gibson process that eliminates gaps and doesn't require fillers. What's more, the J-45 Standard's fingerboard boasts a rolled edge that's lightly beveled, which enhances the instrument's smooth playability.
The Gibson Acoustic J-45 comes with LR Baggs's popular VTC acoustic pickup system, a popular choice among acoustic guitarists. This system features a low-profile under-saddle transducer that enhances the coupling between the pickup and the guitar for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. Combined with an onboard preamplifier with an unobtrusive and removable volume control, mounted just inside the soundhole, the VTC gives your Gibson Acoustic J-45 the amplification you need, with zero compromises for tone or convenience.