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Gibson J-45 Standard VS 2017

Steel String Guitar

  • Body shape: Round shoulder
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 629 mm
  • Nut width: 44 mm
  • Nickel Grover machine heads
  • Graph Tech nut
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup
  • Colour: Vintage sunburst
  • Case included
  • Made in USA
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Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Rosewood
Width At Nut 44,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup(s) Yes
Colour Sunburst
Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No
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A wonderful guitar!

04.06.2016
This guitar is, simply put, impossibly good.

I use this guitar for my own pleasure in the house and is intended to grow old with me. Therefore it needed to be as good as it gets at such a budget. It has not been a disappointment in any way. I tried several other guitars (Gibsons and other brands), with some being much more expensive, but the j-45, in my humble opinion, outperformed them given also its price.

The particular SN has a rounded and warm sound. The bass E string is very deep (characteristic of j-45's), the mids are brilliant and the highs are not "loud"/tinny. The sustain is long (circa 20 secs on the bass E). Good string separation. It is suitable for both flat- and finger-picking.

The guitar is factory set up and Thomann also kindly had a look to make sure all is ok. I may get the action lowered in the future. Playing is extremely easy as it is, brand new. I can get carried away and spend 2 hrs playing with both left and right hands not complaining of the action. The neck is very smooth, thin, fretboard is a joy to play on. I hope in time it will keep getting better once it is broken into.

Thomann did a brilliant job in carrying out this order, thanks! :-)
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A true classic

John Y., 22.03.2015
I love this guitar. When I first opened the case I let out an involuntary 'wow' because this j45 has such a beautiful 'classy' subtle sunburst. The build quality is faultless. It has a great action and is so easy to play. It has that smokey Gibson bluesy, hard to define sound, that I love so much in spades. No wonder this guitar is a sixty year old classic. Mine sounds so good now, even with the stock strings. I can't wait to hear what it will sound like when i put on my own preferred brand and it settles and opens up even more. Fantastic.

I own a J35 and I tested a Thomann J15 for nearly the whole 30 days before returning to spend the extra on my J45. Was it worth it? To me yes. a big yes.
The other Gibsons are fine guitars, so don't get me wrong the J45 is not 'better' just different and boy oh boy it suits me. It has a quality, a playability and depth of sound that I just love. Fits me like a glove.

Like I said above- i love this guitar. i can't stop playing it. Even when I am not playing it I find myself looking or thinking about it. I am so pleased I took the plunge. For me this is the finest acoustic guitar I have ever played. I think it holds its own against any guitar at any price. To be honest, especially from Thomann, it is something of a bargain. if you have hankered after a j45 off and and on over the years and worried over the cost, quality etc stop. The present Gibsons are remarkable. If you can afford it do it. You will not regret it.
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