Gibson J-45 1980 Sunburst

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $1,200$1,600

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. 

Note: The images in this price guide are of a 1981 model.

Years of Production: 1942 - present

Body Style: Dreadnought

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

Notable Players: John Hiatt, Brad Paisley, Bob Dylan


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