Gibson J-45 1977 Sunburst

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  • $1,000$1,500

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 started offering older Sunburst style again in late '60s. In 1969, model changes from rounded to square shoulder.

Body Style: Dreadnought

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

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

Notable Players: John Hiatt, Brad Paisley, Bob Dylan


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