Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this Gibson J-45 is dialed in and ready to go. In Good to Very Good condition with evidence of having been played, including dings, chips, and scratches here and there. It is a relatively clean guitar that has the patina of a well loved instrument, which is often the case with guitars favored by gigging professionals. It is equipped with an LR Baggs VTC system with soundhole-mounted controls, so it's definitely stage ready.

If you're looking for a pristine example to hang on your wall, we have other options. If you're headed onstage or want a guitar that doesn't need to be pampered, this would be a great partner. Comes with hard shell case which has some road wear but is perfectly functional. See below for more details and specifications.


The J-45 is Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection, the J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights. The Gibson J-45 Standard delivers a sound with incredible dynamic range, warm mids, and a tight punchy bass.


Nickel Grover Rotomatic Tuners

1 11/16" Black Graph Tech Nut

Mahogany Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

20 Medium Frets in Good Condition

Indian Rosewood Fingerboard with Dot Inlays and 12" Radius

LR Baggs VTC System with Soundhole Volume & Tone Controls

Indian Rosewood Bridge with Tusq Nut

Spruce Top in Vintage Sunburst Finish with Mahogany Back & Sides

Weight 4 lb 9 oz

Original Hard Shell Case with One Deep Ding

Serial Number 21610064


We want you to be happy with your purchase and we try to represent the condition of all used and vintage products as accurately as possible in our listings. Every used guitar shows some signs of play wear and vintage models even more so. We call out all areas of damage or unusual wear, and describe the overall condition based upon what is "normal" for the age of the instrument. Expect to see minor dings, finish checking, or other evidence of normal use and aging which may not be captured by photography or explicitly mentioned in the listing.

We recognize that everyone has their own personal standard of what constitutes acceptable wear and tear. If play wear is especially critical for you, please contact us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have. Your satisfaction is of paramount importance to us.

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Thunder Road Guitars PDX

Vintage Sunburst
Original Hard
7 Years
Thunder Road Guitars PDX
Will York
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Portland, OR
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