Gibson 50s J-45 Original, Vintage Sunburst

Gibson 50s J-45 Original, Vintage Sunburst



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Gibson 50s J-45 Original, Vintage Sunburst

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Gibson has introduced the 50s J-45 Original Acoustic Guitar in Vintage Sunburst detailing vintage 50s styling. Taken from Gibson's golden era.

Gibson Workhouse

Featuring classic 'workhorse' materials, including a Sitka Spruce Top and Select Mahogany back and sides.

Subtly antiqued multi-ply top and single-ply back binding gives each J-45 an essence of a seasoned Gibson acoustic.

With fine details such as cream button tuners and a 50s-era tortoise pickguard. This Gibson J-45 Original oozes 1950s styling and attributes, delivering a brand new acoustic right from the 1950s.

This Gibson comes fitted with an upgraded with an LR Baggs VTC pickup.

Offering you the best and most natural-sounding Gibson J-45 tone when amplified.

1950s Appointments

The Gibson J-45, in this version, with its 1950s appointments and aesthics. Is one of Gibson’s best-selling acoustic guitar.

Take yourself back, when these guitars were first introduced, and perform, record and play a true classic.

Known for its full, balanced sound with warm bass and great projection. The Gibson J-45 has truly earned the Workhorse label, ideal for a huge range of music genres and performances styles.

Originally released in 1942, the Gibson J-45 is iconic in design and has really set the benchmark for acoustic guitars.

Gibson 50s J-45 Original Vintage Sunburst Key Features:

  • Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Round Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • LR Baggs VTC Electronics
  • Grover Strap Cream Buttons
  • Includes Gibson Hardshell Case and Accessory Kit

Crafting the Gibson 50s J-45 Original

You'll hear the beautiful resonance from the Sitka Spruce Top. With a determined projection and tones full of richness.

The back and sides crafted with Mahogany. Offering great volume and clear, warm and airy trebles.

The traditional hand scalloped advanced x-style bracing reaffirms the sustain and resonce of this beautifully bodied acoustic.

Round Profile Neck

A Round neck attached to the body of this acoustic. Extremely secure with a compound dovetail neck-to-body joint.

Featuring a round profile, for a firm grip, traditional of a 50s J-45. You'll know when you're fretting this instrument.

Atop the neck, a traditional Rosewood Fingerboard is fitted.

LR Baggs VTC Electronics

To obtain the Gibsons natural output this guitar is installed with an LR Baggs VTC system.

Voiced specifically for acoustic guitar, the VTC gives you studio quality sound with analogue warmth, when you perform on stage.

Low, mid and high frequency compressors are built in and respond in real time to your playing dynamics.

Common frequency issues are suppressed by these preamp advancements.

For more control, the pickup itself is designed to mirror the movement of your soundboard while you play.

Discrete volume and tone controls allow you to easily sculpt your sound on the go.

High-Quality Hardware

On the body of the 50s Gibson J-45 Original is a historically correct, belly up style bridge, delivering perfect transfer of vibration from the strings to the Sitka Spruce top.

Up on the headstock, there are vintage-accurate six Grover Strap tuning machines with Cream Buttons, offering delicate and fine secure tuning of your guitar.

Legendary Guitar, Legendary People

Many legendary musicians including Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly and John Lennon have been known to use the Gibson J-45 extensively.

The Gibson 50s J-45 Original is ideal extremely versatile for any genre of music where acoustic guitars can be found.

Furthermore; the J-45 also comes with a Gibson hardshell case and accessory kit; the perfect way to take care of your new guitar.

Gibson 50s J-45 Original Vintage Sunburst Specs:


  • Body Style: J-45
  • Back and Sides: Select Solid Mahogany
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose


  • Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Round
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets: Standard
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.72"
  • Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint


  • Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood  
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Strap with Cream Buttons
  • Pick Guard: 50's, Tortoise
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
  • Bridge Pins: TUSQ


  • Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone


  • Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell
  • Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
More Information
Manufacturer Gibson
SKU 308334
Shipping Weight (kg) 6.000000
Case Included hard case
Colour sunburst
Warranty 2 Years
Series Gibson Acoustic Original
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.72"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Pickup Config Acoustic Pickup System
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard rosewood fingerboard
Guitar Style jumbo
Body Size full size


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