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2016 Gibson Custom Shop 50s J-45 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar w/ LR Baggs, COA, Case


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Up for sale, a 2016 Gibson Custom Shop 50s J-45 in exceptional condition, complete with a hardshell case and COA. This uncommon Custom Shop iteration of the J-45 has a traditional mid-50s look and feel with a large tortoise pickguard, Kluson-style single line strip tuners, and a full-feeling C-shaped profile carve, along with boasting a factory-installed L.R. Baggs Element pickup assembly.

Featuring a traditional slope shoulder dreadnought shape, hand-scalloped X bracing, solid Sitka spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides, the tone is lively and sparkling with articulate trebles, ample warmth and muscle and a rich, balanced tonal profile. The guitar has plenty of projection and a very even response across the strings, highly responsive to picking dynamics. The instrument weighs 4lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 12-53 strings and easy-playing action.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .855” 1st fret, .925” 9th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, dot inay
-Frets: Slender, hint of wear beneath the B and High E strings on frets 1-5
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1.725”
-Headstock: Custom Shop logo on back
-Tuners: Gibson Deluxe, Kluson-style "single line", push-in bushings

Body Specs:

-Wood: Sitka spruce, mahogany
-Bracing: X, scalloped
-Bridge: Rosewood, belly up, compensated bone saddle
-Pickup: L.R. Baggs Element, Volume wheel at soundhole
-Plastics: Tortoise pickguard

The gloss nitro lacquer Sunburst finish exhibits some small dings and scuffs on the back, while wear is much more restrained on the top and rims. The guitar is crack-free, and the gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

An aftermarket unbranded black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the original COA.