2009 Gibson J-45 Special Run Lefty Custom Shop Honeyburst

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Here is a very special limited run of Lefty guitars made by the Gibson Custom Shop in 2009.  I believe that just 50 of these special run of J-45's were made and this is the only guitar that was set aside for the US market.  The majority of these guitars were sent to Europe and Japan. 

This Left-Handed J-45 Acoustic/Electric Guitar features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the centre of the body which enhances the instrument’s sound projection and delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. This Work Horse guitar in Vintage Sunburst comes equipped with the popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, which features a low-profile under saddle element which has proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end.

  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing: Scalloped Top
  • Neck Species: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Neck Fit Joint: Compound Dovetail
  • Fingerboard Species: Rosewood
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Inlays: 1/4" Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Nut Material: Black Graph-tech
  • Nut Width: 1.725"
  • Headstock Silkscreen: Mother of Pearl "Gibson" logo
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black & White
  • Tuners Model: Grover™ Rotomatics
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Ratio: 14:1
  • Bridge: Rosewood, Traditional Belly Up with Tusq Saddle
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Teardrop
  • Strap Buttons: End Pin Jack
  • Strings: .012" - .053" Gibson Light Guage
  • Pickups/Preamp: L.R. Baggs Element
  • Finish: Vintage Sunburst
  • Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Case: Gibson Standard Hardshell Case Black w/ Blue Fabric Interior
  • Additional Materials: Owners Manual & Gibson Gold Warranty

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
J-45 Special Run
Left-Handed, Dreadnought
Made In
United States

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Vintage Guitar Gallery of Long Island
Joined Jun 2013
HUNTINGTON, NY, United States


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Vintage Guitar Gallery of Long Island

HUNTINGTON, NY, United States
Joined: Jun 2013

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