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Gibson J-45 Custom Sitka/Rosewood Guitar #11266016 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

A "dressed up" J-45 with upgraded Rosewood back/sides and a L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup!


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Condition: Used, Very Good (some obvious signs of playwear, light scratching and dings)

For a player who's always loved the shape, scale, and look of a J-45 looking for something with an increased sonic range, enter the J-45 Custom! At once familiar and altogether different the addition of Rosewood to the sonic equation imbues this classic slope shoulder dread with a more dramatic range of overtones and less of that mid-focused fundamental grunt of the standard J-45. Add to that a deluxe set of aesthetic appointments dripping with Mother of Pearl, Abalone, herringbone purfling, and a very handsome Fire Stripe pickguard and you'll be wowed by both the sound and the looks! 

SP Luthier Notes: Partial refret (7), cleanup, & setup

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

The new J-45 Custom is designed to please J-45 lovers who desire the enhanced tone and look of a rosewood guitar. Hand built on the foundation of the world famous Gibson J-45 Standard, the J-45 Custom incorporates all the charm and style with added custom enhancements from the artisans at the Gibson Acoustic factory located in Bozeman, Montana.

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About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.


Model: J-45 Custom Rosewood

Serial: 11266016

Year: 2016

Body Shape: Round Shoulder

Top Material: Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides: Rosewood

Bracing: Traditional, Hand Scalloped X-Bracing

Binding: 4-Ply Top w/Herringbone

Finish: Vintage Sunburst

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Profile: Slim Taper

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Number of Frets: 20

Nut Material: Tusq

Nut Width: 1.725"

Inlays: MOP and Abalone

Tuners: Grover Gold Rotomatic

Truss Rod Cover: B/W

Pickguard: Vintage Style Firestripe

Saddle Material: Tusq

Bridge: Traditional, Belly Up, Richlite

Electronics: L.R. Baggs Element VTC

Case: Hardshell