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Gibson J45 Studio Rosewood - NOS w/OHSC

What an excellent instrument this Gibson J45 Studio Rosewood is. Here inMint NOS condition, this one plays and sounds great. My store purchased it from another store's inventory reduction sale as a demo model - so there are some extremely light signs of handling, most notably a few TINY indentions on the top that are impossible to photograph and almost as hard to see, even when holding under the light. All in all, extremely clean, including the original hardshell case and all case candy. Just a great little acoustic, ready to be broken in and hand with its new owner for the long haul! 

Here's what Sweetwater has to say:

Revisit the Trails of the J-45's Golden Era

Lifelong J-45 devotees at Sweetwater are welcoming the revamped J-45 Studio Rosewood acoustic-electric guitar with open arms. Bearing sought-after features of previous models, the J-45 Studio Rosewood has taken a detailed take on historical build practices, including both a deeper body depth and vintage hardware appointments to hearken back to tones of years past. An enhanced utile neck addition and beautiful satin finish give players enhanced maneuverability around the J-45 Studio Rosewood's delicate tone, conjured by a time-trusted rosewood and spruce tonewood cocktail. Topped off with a top-shelf LR Baggs Element Bronze preamp and pickup system, this J-45 is fit for use in the hands of the most discerning players, onstage and in the studio.

Deep attention to detail

Fans of the J-45 family, rejoice! The J-45 Studio Rosewood Acoustic-electric retains it's classic appointments you've come to love, including Grover Rotomatic tuners and a TUSQ nut and saddle for supreme intonation stability. Upon further inspection, this acoustic holds a deep secret — literally. Attune to vintage-style J-45 models, the J-45 Studio Rosewood features a slightly deeper body depth, touting the bolder projection and wider voice found only in vintage models. Additional enhanced features include heavy-duty nickel hardware, a player-preferred hide glue neck joint, and a smooth satin finish.

Tasteful tonewood troupe

The J-45 Studio Rosewood is suited with a classic spruce and rosewood tonewood pairing. A solid Sitka spruce top guarantees exceptional clarity and articulation, making it a valuable weapon for guitarists of nearly every playing style. Lining the back and sides is a delicate selection of Indian rosewood, which keeps your midrange at bay while boosting low and high-end projection. The J-45 Studio Rosewood's round shoulder D body style and scalloped X-bracing top off your tone with even more sonority and volume. One single strum on this 6-string will prove its worth.

Up to its neck in player performance

Gibson's use of a utile neck in the J-45 Studio Rosewood acoustic-electric guitar signifies a step forward in sonic mobility. When paired with a reworked Advanced Response profile and satin nitrocellulose finish, this acoustic makes light work of managing notational transitions across all 20 frets. Likewise, a supple rosewood fingerboard with a 16-inch radius sculpts pinpoint accuracy with its dotted side markers and mother-of-pearl dot inlays. Sweetwater guitarists concur: No matter your chosen playing style, the J-45 Studio Rosewood acoustic-electric will ensure you cut through the mix.

LR Baggs electronics

The LR Baggs Element Bronze system in the J-45 Studio Rosewood acoustic-electric guitar makes plugging in with confidence easy! This renowned system has won over legions of players for its incredibly authentic acoustic tone. The Element under-saddle transducer has a minimalist design and broad surface contact area that help you get the most out of your instrument. It is engineered to sense every movement of your guitar's top, delivering natural tone that is free of the typical piezo "quack" that can plague many under-saddle designs. It is also a fantastic way for modern fingerstyle players to get the most from their percussive techniques!

Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio Rosewood Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

  • A curated revival of Gibson’s coveted J-45 Studio acoustic guitar series
  • Gold-standard Sitka spruce top provides the perfect balance of clarity, range, and articulation
  • Solid rosewood back and sides expand projection with ample amounts of low- and high-end clarity
  • Interior scalloped X-bracing pattern ensures extra freedom of movement for a boost in volume
  • Soft utile neck with Advanced Response profile keeps movement along the fretboard quick and controlled
  • 16-inch radius rosewood fingerboard with dot side markers and mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Onboard LR Baggs Element electronics supply a genuine stage-worthy output
  • Complimentary nickel hardware and Grover Rotomatic tuners for top-tier intonation support
  • TUSQ nut and saddle keep vibrations stable and authentic
  • Smooth and sightly satin nitrocellulose finish
  • Crafted in the USA with all-solid-wood build materials

Tech Specs

  • String Type:Steel
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Body Shape:Round Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Back & Sides Wood:Rosewood
  • Top Wood:Sitka Spruce
  • Top Finish:Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Color:Natural
  • Body Bracing:Scalloped X-bracing
  • Binding:Multi-ply
  • Neck Wood:Utile
  • Neck Shape:Advanced Response
  • Radius:16"
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Number of Frets:20
  • Scale Length:24.75"
  • Nut Width:1.725"
  • Nut/Saddle Material:Tusq/Tusq
  • Bridge Material:Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines:Grover Rotomatic
  • Electronics:LR Baggs Element Bronze
  • Strings:Gibson Phosphor Bronze, .012-.053
  • Case/Gig Bag:Hardshell Case