• Acoustic guitar for left-handers in round-shoulder dreadnought design
  • solid body with Sitka spruce top and mahogany body
  • Scalloped-X-Bracing
  • Mahogany neck with round neck profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets and dot inlays
  • Bone nut with 42.8 mm width
  • Shortened 628.6 mm scale length
  • Nickel tuners
  • Rosewood bridge with bone inlays and Graph-Tech TUSQ bridge pins
  • L. R. Baggs VTC pickup
  • Vintage sunburst finish in high gloss finish
  • 50's tortoise pickguard and multi-ply binding
  • Case included
  • Made in USA
Gibson '50s J-45 Original LH VS at a glance.

With the Original series, the American traditional manufacturer Gibson revives the popular J-45 models from days gone by and lovingly designs them with the old design of the 1950s. Due to its all-solid construction and expansive round-shoulder dreadnought build, the Gibson '50s J-45 Original LH VS for left-handers produces warm and powerful tones that give the instrument the necessary substance Gibson guitars have been known for since time immemorial. Comfortable playability also embodies the manufacturer's decades of expertise and allows for an accommodating feel, while a professional L. R. Baggs pickup system provides the best conditions for successful gigs and great studio recordings. The guitar is rounded off by its popular traditional look in vintage sunburst finish and an included shockproof case.

Exquisite tonewoods

For the characteristic sound of the Gibson J-45, the model is equipped with a top made of solid Sitka spruce, which enjoys high popularity among top woods in guitar making. Its stiff yet lightweight nature provides excellent sound transmission and projection with strong mids and highs. The back and sides of the Gibson '50s J-45 Original LH VS are made of solid mahogany, a warm and resonant wood that enriches the guitar's sound with rich lows and pleasant Sustain. In addition to the all-solid construction, the ergonomic round-shoulder dreadnought's voluminous soundbox and innovative Scalloped-X bracing for improved vibration behaviour also provide the necessary assertiveness.

Mahogany neck with round neck profile.

The neck of the Gibson '50s J-45 Original LH VS is also made of mahogany and features a grippy round neck profile and a 42.8mm slim nut. The fingerboard is made of high-quality rosewood, a species that's great for fingerboards, and provides a smooth playing surface for quick chord changes and masterful soloing, while the shortened 628.6mm scale length conveniently reduces the amount of effort required to finger it. Meanwhile, the bridge, also made of rosewood, in combination with a high-quality bone bridge inlay, contributes to efficient transmission of string vibration to the top, while robust nickel-plated tuners guarantee high tuning stability.

Professional amplification

For a premium stage sound, the Gibson '50s J-45 Original LH VS is equipped with the popular L. R. Baggs VTC pickup, designed specifically for acoustic guitars and known for capturing the natural sound of the instrument while adapting it to individual preferences. Thus, the system has a special Vintage Tone Control, which can be used to make the finest sound adjustments in the treble and bass. No matter whether you prefer fingerstyle, strumming or other playing techniques - the L. R. Baggs adapts excellently to all styles and delivers a wide range of sounds. In addition, the pickup offers good feedback management, so that feedback is effectively minimized even at high playing volumes.

Classic look

With its timeless, classic appearance, the Gibson '50s J-45 Original LH VS spreads a touch of nostalgia, making it highly appealing not only in terms of sound but also visually. Its exciting vintage sunburst finish in high-gloss lacquer gives the guitar its traditional design and reminds us of the popular models of the 50's, while cream-coloured bindings skillfully highlight the contours of the instrument and give it a refined look. The 50's tortoise pickguard in its characteristic shape also adds a beautiful highlight and underlines the attractive vintage look. In its entirety, this high-quality instrument pays homage to the 1950s era of acoustic guitars and appeals to those who love the charm and elegance of that time.

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • '50s J-45 Original Left-Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Color Family
  • Brown
String Type
  • Steel
Active Preamp
  • Yes
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Mahogany
Body Shape
  • Dreadnought
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
  • Gibson Original
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Top Material
  • Spruce
Right / Left Handed
  • Left Handed
Model Family
  • Gibson J-45
Back Material
  • Mahogany
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Scale Length
  • 24.75"
  • Undersaddle Piezo Pickup
Sides Material
  • Mahogany
Number of Frets
  • 20

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