Gibson 2016 J-45 Standard - Vintage Sunburst Zoom

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Gibson J45 Standard - Vintage Sunburst

The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the 2016 J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights.

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Gibson J45 Standard - Vintage Sunburst 

The J-45 Standard has been the best selling acoustic guitar that Gibson have ever made and for good reason. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" this guitar first introduced in 1942 is an incredible all round dreadnought style guitar that has found its way in to the hands of artists like James Blunt, Buddy Holly, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and many more. Its warm well rounded tone has become the goal for any dreadnought style guitars.

The J-45 has had the same build since the guitar was first introduced. Using a Sitka Spruce 2 piece top along with Mahogany back and sides you get a warm and powerful sound that projects amazingly well for a guitar of this size. This is the classic wood choice for most acoustic players that want to play folk or blues with a heavy strumming technique or fingerpickers that want a darker warmer sound.

For 2016 Gibson have upgraded electronics across the board on a lot of different models. For the J-45 Standard you now get the amazing LR Baggs Element VTC which is very easy to use and doesn't talk long to get set up at any sized gig. With an ability to pick up a wide range of dynamics in your playing the LR Baggs system really accentuates the warm side of this guitar making it great for styles where your playing changes feel quite quickly.

Along with these new electronics Gibson have also introduced brand new finishing systems across the range. Not only are they now using a finer grip sandpaper for the finish to really bring out the best in the finish but they are also sanding down the edges of the fretboard for a more comfortable fit. Speaking about the fretboard new hand rubbed oils are used on the Rosewood that appears on this guitar not only protect it for longer but increase the quality of the look as well.

Gibson J-45 Standard Features:


  • Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
  • Pieces: 2
  • Grade: AA
  • Binding: 4 ply top


  • Wood Species: Mahogany
  • Pieces: 2
  • Binding: 1 ply
  • Weight
  • Average Weight (body only): 1.025 kg /2.26 lbs

 Materials Used

  • Glue: Franklin Titebond 50

Body Contour

  • Carve: Radiused


  • Wood Species: Mahogany
  • Pieces: 1


  • Truss Rod: Single Action
  • Profile: Slim Taper
  • Thickness at Fret 1: 2.118cm / .83"
  • Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
  • Average Weight: 408.23 gr / 14.4 oz

 Peg Head

  • Type: CF-100
  • Inlay: MOP
  • Logo: Block
  • Headstock Angle: 17 degrees

Neck Fit

  • Joint Angle: 3 degrees
  • Type: Compound Dovetail
  • Adhesive: Hot hide glue
  • Gauges Used:
  • Short Scale Pitch Guage, Rule


  • Material: Black Tusq
  • Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"


  • E: 0.053
  • A: 0.042
  • D: 0.032
  • G: 0.024
  • B: 0.016
  • e: 0.012


  • Wood Species: Rosewood
  • Pieces: 1

 Fingerboard Details

  • Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
  • Frets: 20
  • Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.245" @ end of board
  • Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75"
  • Side Dots (Color): White

 Fingerboard Inlays

  • Style: Dots
  • Material: Mother of Pearl
  • Average Weight: 0.11kg / 0.25lb


  • Vintage Sunburst
  • Color Code: VS
  • Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
  • Filler: Walnut
  • Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
  • Top Coat: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
  • Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
  • Hardware
  • Tuning Keys
  • Style: Nickel Grover Rotomatics
  • Weight: 46.72 gr / 1.648 oz

 Tuning Keys Details

  • Tuning Ratio: 14:01
  • Plating specs: Nickel

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