Gibson Montana J-45 Avant Garde Walnut, Walnut Burst

Gibson Montana J-45 Avant Garde Walnut, Walnut Burst


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The Gibson J-45 Walnut Avant Garde, seen here in a gorgeous Walnut Burst, is a slim bodied cutaway electro-acoustic guitar that’s perfect for the modern acoustic performer.

Traditional Crafting for The Modern Artist

All the incredible innovation and quality you expect from Gibson guitars has gone into crafting the Gibson 2019 J-45 Walnut Avant Garde electro-acoustic guitar.

Top quality wood, incredible craftsmanship and excellent electronics and timeless style combine to give you a fantastic guitar that’s ideal for stage and studio.

Gibson J-45 Walnut Avant Garde 2019 Walnut Burst Key Features:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Walnut Back and Sides
  • Traditional Hand-Scalloped Bracing
  • Advanced Response Neck Profile
  • Mini Grover Rotomatic Tuners
  • LR Baggs Element Electronics
  • Includes Gibson Hardshell Case
  • Comes With Gibson Accessory Kit

Crafting the New J45 Avant Garde

An extremely popular tonewood due to its beautiful resonance, powerful projection and rich tones, solid Sitka Spruce has been used for the J-45’s top.

For the back and sides, Gibson have used Walnut, known for its rich and excellently balanced tonal characteristics.

Traditional hand scalloped X-style bracing has been used, to further enhance the tone and resonance while the combination of Sitka Spruce and Walnut deliver a full, balanced tonal range with incredible clarity.

With the inclusion of an elegantly curved cutaway to the body of the Gibson J-45, you get easy access to the upper frets.

Gibson Advanced Response Neck Profile

Attached to the body with an extremely secure compound dovetail neck-to-body joint is a two-piece Maple neck.

The neck features Gibson’s extremely popular Advanced Response neck profile, giving you a comfortable, ergonomic grip and speedy performance.

The fretboard is made from Richlite, a great material that is water-resistant with low moisture absorption and, most importantly, it is environmentally friendly.

High Quality Hardware

On the body of the Gibson J-45 Walnut Avant Garde is a traditional, belly up style Richlite bridge with TUSQ bridge pins, offering fantastic transfer of vibration from the strings to the solid Sitka Spruce top.

For the nut, Gibson have again opted to use TUSQ as it is precision engineered under high heat and pressure to enhance the frequencies that remain in the guitar strings, resulting in fantastic sustain.

Up on the headstock, there are six Mini Grover Rotomatic tuning machines offering precise and incredibly secure tuning of your strings.

LR Baggs Element Electronics

An advanced form of undersaddle pickup, the LR Baggs Element system used in the Gibson J-45 Walnut Avant Garde has incredible dynamic range.

With many electro-acoustic guitars, you might love their sound unplugged but as soon as you plug them in, they lose all of the acoustic character that makes them sound great.

That’s why the LR Baggs Element was designed to reflect the movement of your guitar’s soundboard when you’re playing.

Using a flexible film sensor that is just two thousandths of an inch thick, the LR Baggs Element tracks the motion of the J-45’s Sitka Spruce top.

Because of this, instead of just taking vibration from the string, you’re getting the full, resonant tone of what your guitar actually sounds like for a vibrant and rich sound.

Furthermore, thanks to its compact and streamlined design, it fits discretely in your guitar while minimising any influence it may have on the acoustic properties of the instrument.

Put simply, the LR Baggs Element allows your guitar to be heard the way it was meant to be heard.

Return of A Classic

The Gibson J-45 is a truly classic guitar, with notable users including legendary artists such as Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan and John Lennon.

Sweetening the deal, the J-45 Walnut Avant Garde even comes with a Gibson hardshell case and a Gibson accessory kit; the perfect way to take care of your new investment.

Buy the J-45 Walnut Avant Garde from PMT Online now to get the classic, timeless style of a J-45 with the precision and performance required by modern guitarists.

Gibson J-45 Walnut Avant Garde 2019 Walnut Burst Specs:


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


  • Material: Two-Piece Maple
  • Neck Profile: Advanced Response
  • Nut Width: 1.725”
  • Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint
  • Fingerboard Material: Richlite
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16”
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets: Standard
  • Nut Material: TUSQ
  • Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Truss Rod: B/W


  • Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Richlite
  • Bridge Pin Material: TUSQ
  • Tuning Machines: Mini Grover Rotomatic
  • Pick Guard: Tear Drop


  • Pickup: LR Baggs Element
  • Controls: 1 Volume


  • Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell
  • Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
More Information
SKU 180467
Shipping Weight (kg) 6.000000
Case Included hard case
Colour sunburst
Series Gibson Acoustic Modern
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.725"
Neck Wood Maple
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard richlite fingerboard
Guitar Style dreadnought cutaway
Body Size full size


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