I wanted a J-45 for a LONG time before I landed this one. I'd definitely buy another if some disaster befell this one.
EVERYBODY NEEDS A J-45!
Model Year: 2004
Where Obtained: Private Sale
The J-45 is a beautiful & &versatile sunburst acoustic/electric round-shouldered dread with 1-23/32" nut, solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides & back.
The neck is slim enough for fast action and the 1-23/32" nut provides enough space for fingerpicking but also narrow enough for strumming chords.
It sounds great unplugged or plugged in (under saddle piezo) through my 30 Acoustic Electar amp.
The J-45 is exactly as advertised - a workhorse guitar that seldom needs adjustment, is fun to play, and sounds great.
Overall, I really enjoy the sound quality. It is a warm sound that I haven't heard in other guitars. I like the detail and coloration. It is a little pricey and while there are guitars that sound as good, for less there is nothing like owning a little piece of music history. If anything were to happen to this guitar I would definately want to replace it.
Model Year: 2006
Price: $1999.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Made in the USA. This is spruce top and mahogany sides classic is what so many professional guitarist play. It is equipped with a Fishman active transducer pick-up. The sunburst color rounds out the finish of this incredible reissue.
The factory action is great out of the case. The neck seems a little thin which allows for easy access to all the strings. The neck almost feels like an electric guitar so it does seem easy to play. Compared to other guitars I own it seems to be better than the ovations.
It has a rich warm sound. I have played it through a peavey amp and through a an Fender acoustic amp. The pick-up has a little bit of an "unfinished" sound that is reminiscent of the 1950's transducers.
Seems sturdy. It's only a couple of days old so I can't speak too much to this.
Martin, Taylor, Breed Love, Laravee, Collings, Gibson
Model Year: 1968
Where Obtained: private party
Made in Kalamzoo Michigan,
Gibson J-45 Deluxe is what it says in the sound hole
Cherry Sunburst with tortise shell pick guard, Gibson tuners, rosewood fret board, Mahogany back & sides spruce top, Mahogany neck
The neck is great, the action could be a bit lower but is good and playable as it is. I plays much like a Martin D28, no flaws in finish, no cracks,a few minor bumps on the back other than that it is perfect
I use an Peavey Ecoustic 112 acoustic guitar amp
No adjustments needed, has great sustain and very good sound from the vintage guitar. I absolutely love it.
Martin, Takamine, Taylor
Chose this one for tone.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $2500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Heart of Texas Music
US made, Rosewood body, Mahogany neck, lacquer finish, string-thru body
Fender Acoustisonic Junior