Gibson Brad Paisley J-45 2012 Cherry Sunburst

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  • $2,000$3,000

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. The Brad Paisley Signature J-45 was based on a original '60s model with the distinct Cherry Sunburst finish of that era. This guitar also included a Fishman Ellipse Aura preamp system. 

Years of J-45 Production: 1942 - present

Body Style: Dreadnought

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

Design Elements: Round shoulders, Fishman electronics, long pickguard with decal 

Notable Players: John Hiatt, Brad Paisley, Bob Dylan


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