The Gibson J-45 Quilted Mahogany Electro-Acoustic Guitar is a premium edition of the iconic J-45 with a range of impressive and unique features to set it apart from other high quality electro acoustic guitars. With only 65 models made worldwide this J-45 features a stunning solid sitka spruce top with quilted mahogany back and sides to provide a warm yet diverse tonality sleek set-in mahogany neck for a smooth playability rosewood fingerboard with attractive abalone inlays and the impressive L.R Baggs Element VTC Pickup which delivers the most authentic acoustic amplification available on the market.
LR Baggs™ Element VTC Pickup The Gibson Limited Edition J-45 comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs which features a low-profile undersaddle element – or transducer – thats proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with a powerful on board preamp with an unobtrusive volume and treble controls mounted just inside the soundhole and unique low frequency compression circuit the Element delivers performance not previously attainable from an undersaddle pickup. The addition of the low frequency compressor allows the J-45 to provide a more authentic amplified tone as the compression mimics the dynamic response of the guitar. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust lively and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Baggs new “Battery Bagg.” Rosette A rosette is the beautiful hand-crafted circle around the soundhole and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the J-45 is a simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding adding a stylish understated elegance to the J-45. Unique Gibson X-Bracing The Gibson J-45 Quilted Mahogany features hand-scalloped X- bracing inside the body. By scalloping each brace by hand the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body enhancing the instruments sound projection. The J-45 features a variation of Gibsons “X” bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole with a set of tall and thin braces for the back and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top. This legendary bracing design delivers a balanced expression with punchy deep lows warm mids and clear crisp highs. When pushed for more volume the J-45 projects a natural compression which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment. Rosewood Fretboard with Abalone Inlays The fingerboard of Gibsons J-45 is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on earth which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibsons team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45s split diamond inlays are made of stunning abalone and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps. Body & Neck Construction Joint The nature of a set-in neck construction allows the Gibson J-45 Quilted Mahogany to produce advanced sustain and resonance by optimizing the maximum contact between the neck and body joint. Hand constructed and locked in place with hide glue The J-45 provides superior vibration transfer and sustainability perfect for when you need notes to ring out for as long as possible whilst the compound dovetail heel allows uncompromising playability. Features/Specifications Body & Bridge Body Style: Round Shoulder Top: Sitka Spruce Back & Sides: Quilted Mahogany Finish: Vintage Sunburst Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Binding: Multi-Ply Top Multi-Ply Single Ring Rosette Bracing: Traditional Scalloped X-Bracing Bridge: Belly up Rosewood Neck & Fretboard Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany Neck Heel: Compound Dovetail Fretboard: Bound Rosewood Frets: 20 Inlays: Abalone Split Diamond Fretboard Radius: 12″ Scale Length: 24.75″ (Short) Nut: Tusq Nut Width: 1.725″ Hardware & Electronics Electronics: LR Baggs™ Element VTC Saddle: Tusq Pickguard: .060 Tortoise Tear Drop Strings: Gibson Light Gauge (.012 – .053) Machine Heads: Grover Open Back Hardware: Gold Gibson Guitar-and-Bass 15EZ
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Gibson J-45 Quilted Mahogany Electro-Acoustic Vintage Sunburst