Gibson J-45 1961 Cherry Sunburst

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  • $2,280$3,400

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 release over the years including its natural-finish counterpart, the J-50. 

Years of Production: 1942 - present

Unique to this Year: Sunburst finish now more of a Cherry Sunburst with red and orange hues. Adjustable bridge also becomes standard.

Body Style: Dreadnought

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck, Spruce top

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

Notable Players: John Hiatt, Brad Paisley, Bob Dylan


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