At the core of the Epiphone Slash J-45’s punchy, bold and
resonant tone is its all-solid wood construction. Tonewood choice,
especially when it comes to acoustic instruments, is essential and
the Epiphone Slash J-45 is no slouch with its genuine Mahogany back
& sides and solid Sitka Spruce top.
Sitka Spruce and Mahogany is one of the best acoustic guitar
pairings, boasting rich mids, warm bass and plenty of unplugged
projection. It’s also one of the most versatile tonewood
combinations, excelling at both fingerstyle and picked
Epiphone has kitted out the Slash J-45 with LR Bagg’s
acclaimed VTC acoustic pickup system, the same one found in the
Gibson version. The VTC’s under-saddle pickup and preamp
beautifully amplify the Epiphone Slash J-45’s acoustic voice,
effectively translating the nuance, dynamics and delicacy of your
playing when plugged in.
In addition to delivering a lively and natural sound, the VTC
system is highly durable and features a sleek soundhole-based
design that preserves the guitar’s vintage aesthetic.
It’s So Easy (To Play)
One of the standout features of the Epiphone Slash J-45 is its
Mahogany neck, which features a Slash-approved custom Rounded
C-Shape profile and a flatter 16" radius. The robust C profile and
modern radius present an elegant, comfortable playing experience
that’s a nice alternative to the traditional J-45 neck. Whether
you’re playing chugging rhythms, picked arpeggios or bluesy leads,
this neck is going to feel fantastic.
The smooth Indian Laurel fretboard is topped luxurious Mother
of Pearl inlays with 20 Medium Jumbo frets, which allow you to pull
off expressive Slash-style bends with ease.
Epiphone’s Slash J-45 is outfitted with top-quality hardware,
guaranteeing precise intonation and exceptional tuning stability.
Hardware-wise, the Epiphone Slash J-45 is practically identical to
its Gibson sibling, from the Grover Rotomatic tuners to the Graph
Tech TUSQ nut & saddle.
Plenty Of Attitude
Across the Epiphone Slash J-45 are subtle visual appointments
that make it stand out from the pack and give it a proper rock 'n
roll attitude. This includes a rustic pickguard-free top, a
“Skully” drawing on the rear of the headstock and Slash’s iconic
signature on the truss road cover.
Epiphone Slash J-45 comes in a couple of finishes, so you can
choose the perfect one to match your unique style. This version
comes in a striking red-to-black Vermillion Burst, a special finish
that’s only found on Slash signature models. This guitar also comes
in November Burst, a classy finish that harkens back to the
old-school Gibson J-45.
Alongside the Epiphone Slash J-45, you also receive a custom
hardshell case that’s adorned with Slash’s “Skully” logo. This
rugged hard case is handy when you want to safely store your Slash
J-45 or transport it to your rehearsal, gig or studio
Profile: Slash Custom Rounded C-Shape
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Number Of Frets: 20
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Graph Tech TUSQ
Nut Width: 1.693"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
Joint: Tapered Dovetail; Glued-In
Body Shape: J-45
Body Material: Solid Mahogany
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back: Solid Mahogany
Side: Solid Mahogany
Binding: 4-ply Top, 1-ply Back
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: Reverse Belly, Indian Laurel
Saddle Material: Graph Tech TUSQ
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic
Pickguard: Tortoise Shell, 50s J-45 Shape
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Cover: 2-ply Bell with Slash Signature
Bridge Pins: Ivory
Strap Buttons: 2 - Side of Heel and Endpin Jack
Under Saddle Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
Controls: Soundhole mounted Volume and Tone
Output Jack: 1/4" Endpin Jack
Preamp: LR Baggs VTC
Strings: .012 .016 .024 .032 .042 .053
Case: Hardshell Case with Slash Skully Logo Included