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  • Gibson J-45 1959 Sunburst image

    Gibson J-45 1959 Sunburst

    Here's an all original 50's J-45. One of the great sounding one we had. Nice warm and folky tone. It comes with the origin...
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    1958 Gibson J45

    Warm and Beautiful Vintage 1958 J45Recently appraised at Charley's Guitar Shop in Dallas, TX in Very Good condition.Great ...

Gibson J-45 1958 Sunburst

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  • $3,200.00$4,800.00

Introduced in 1942 as a replacement for the J-35, the J-45 has since become one of Gibson's most popular acoustic flattops. Earning a reputation as a "workhorse" guitar, the J-45 was embraced for its no-frills attitude and big, strong tone. Several variations of the J-45 have been released over the years including its natural-finish counterpart, the J-50. 

Years of Production: 1942 - present

Unique to this Era: Gibson now offers an optional adjustable bridge. J-45s with the adjustable bridge are less desirable to collectors.

Body Style: Dreadnought

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides (some maple), Mahogany neck, Spruce top

Design Elements: Rounded shoulders, long pickguard, triple-bound top

Notable Players: John Hiatt, Brad Paisley, Bob Dylan

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