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Gibson J-45 LTD, Engelmann Spruce and Koa - Aged Natural with Hard Shell Case

Gibson J-45 LTD, Engelmann Spruce and Koa - Aged Natural with Hard Shell Case

Gibson J-45 LTD: A Rare Gem

Limited Run of Just 50!

Introducing the Gibson J-45 LTD, a true masterpiece crafted in a limited run of just 50 guitars. Renowned as Gibson's best-selling acoustic of all time, the J-45 is affectionately nicknamed "The Workhorse." First introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has stood the test of time, becoming the cornerstone of Gibson's round-shoulder, dreadnought line. Known for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection, the J-45 has been meticulously refined to carry this legacy to new heights. Now, with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that accentuates its vintage vibe, and equipped with a modern LR Baggs pickup and electronics package, the Gibson J-45 LTD is ready for both studio and stage performances. Each guitar comes complete with a hardshell case for added protection.

Exceptional Craftsmanship and Specifications

Crafted with precision and care, the Gibson J-45 LTD features a stunning combination of Engelmann Spruce top and select Koa back and sides. The body boasts a small abalone rosette, while the neck is constructed from mahogany, offering durability and stability. The slim taper neck profile ensures comfortable playability, while the rosewood fretboard with abalone snowflake inlays adds a touch of elegance. The belly-up bridge with holes at the rear is made from rosewood and adorned with 1/4" mother-of-pearl dots, providing excellent intonation and resonance.

Premium Finish and Setup

The J-45 LTD is finished with a full gloss top, back, and neck, showcasing its exquisite tonewoods. A tear-drop pickguard exposes the rosette, while the .030" tortoise pickguard material adds a classic aesthetic touch. Gold Grover Rotomatic tuners ensure precise tuning stability, while the TUSQ nut and saddle contribute to enhanced resonance and sustain. The guitar is equipped with an LR Baggs Element-Plus pickup system for faithful amplification, making it an ideal choice for both recording and live performances.


  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Top Species: Engelmann Spruce
  • Rosette Type: Small Abalone
  • Back Species: Selected Koa
  • Ribs Species: Selected Koa
  • Binding Top: Multi Ply
  • Binding Back: Single Ply
  • Neck Species: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint Location: 14th Fret
  • Heel Shape: Round
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Peg Head Inlay: Abalone Script Logo
  • Nut Material: TUSQ
  • F.B. Species: Rosewood
  • Scale: Short
  • Width at Nut: 1.725"
  • F.B. Radius: 12"
  • Inlay Pattern: Abalone Snowflakes
  • Top Color: AN
  • B & S Color: AN
  • Neck Color: AN
  • Clear Coat Top: Full Gloss
  • Clear Coat B & S: Full Gloss
  • Clear Coat Neck: Full Gloss
  • Custom Decal on PH: Yes
  • Bridge Style: Belly Up Holes @ Rear
  • Wood: Rosewood
  • Inlay Material/Pattern: 1/4" MOP Dots
  • Saddle Material: TUSQ
  • Saddle Radius: 12"
  • Bridge Pins: TUSQ
  • Tuner Type: Gold Grover Rotomatics
  • End Pin: Jack
  • Electronics: Element-Plus
  • Pickguard Shape: Tear Drop to Expose Rosette
  • Pickguard Material: .030" Tortoise
  • Truss Rod Cover: B/W
  • Inside Label: Custom
  • Certificates: Yes
  • Case: Dreadnought - Modern
  • Model: RS45KAPSL0618

This guitar ships fully insured with signature required.