Gibson’s new J-45 True Vintage captures the genuine spirit of Gibson’s most popular acoustic. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” for its simple, rock-solid construction, the J-45 True Vintage—hand-made by Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana—offers the build, materials, looks, and tone of this legendary guitar as it was the day it was first introduced in 1942.

This model stays true to the original in every way, including the same round-shoulder dreadnought body design, a top made from Adirondack red spruce, custom vintage top bracing, and back and sides constructed from pattern-grade mahogany from Honduras.

This consigned guitar has been well cared for my its previous owner and is in mint condition. This particular piece was from the first limited run of 167 pieces and bears a full set of certification. Its tone has opened up nicely and exemplifies what a j-45 is all about. It carries a big open tone that sits exceptionally well with vocals and makes for a perfect songwriter guitar.

A true classic, the Gibson J-45 true vintage.

The Adirondack red spruce top is finished in nitrocellulose lacquer and framed in white binding.

Pearl dots etched in a rosewood fingerboard.

A simple black and white rosette with a matching tortoise pickguard.

Rosewood bridge with bone saddle for improved tonal response.

Mahogany back and sides framed in white binding and finished in nitrocellulose lacquer.

Ebony headstock faceplate with Gibson gold script and Gibson banner decal.

Front view of Gibson J-45 true vintage guitar.

Back view of Gibson J-45 true vintage guitar.

Gibson custom shop certificate.


Full Specifications

Body Type: J-45 Series Top: Adirondack Red Spruce Back and Sides: Mahogany Binding: Multi-ply Top Binding, Single Ply Back Binding, Traditional Rosette Bracing: Scalloped Top Bracing Neck Species: Mahogany Neck Profile: Slim Taper Neck Thickness: 1.725" at Nut Truss Rod: Single Action Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck Construction: Joint at 14th Fret Adhesive: Hide Glue Fingerboard Species: Rosewood Fingerboard Scale Length: 24 3/4" Fingerboard Radius: 12" Radius Fret Wire: Gibson Acoustic Standard Fret Wire Fingerboard Inlays: 1/4" Mother of Pearl Dots Fingerboard Adhesive: Premium Titebond Nut Material: Bone Nut Width: 1.725" Headstock Type: Traditional CF-100 Headstock Angle: 17 Degrees Headstock Inlay: Gold Script and Banner Gibson Decal Truss Rod Cover: Black Tuning Keys: Nickel tuners in 15:1 ratio with Cream Button 3-in-line Tuners Bridge: Traditional Belly Up Rosewood Bridge Saddle Material: Bone Strings: .012" - .053" Gibson Light Guage Finish: Hand-Sprayed Nitrocellulose Lacquer Hardcase: Period Correct True Vintage Hardshell Case Retail Price: SGD$4500

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