The Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio acoustic-electric guitar is a classic instrument that's born to perform. The J-45 Studio delivers the round-shoulder, dreadnought-sized projection you'd expect from a full-sized J-45. The silky smooth advanced-response neck provides a playing experience so incredible that it's habit forming. A belly-up bridge and modern pickguard shape lend contemporary style to the J-45 Studio. And LR Baggs VTC electronics ensure that the Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio acoustic-electric guitar sounds great when you plug in to perform onstage.
A distinctive combination of warmth and bell-like brightness spring forth from the Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio by virtue of its walnut back and sides — and they lend a fantastic look as well. What's more, the J-45 Studio is topped with Sitka spruce, adding rich and mellow accents to your sound. This acoustic-electric guitar offers a surprising amount of projection, which is further enhanced by traditional scalloped X-bracing.
The Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio has an advanced response neck profile that feels at home in your hand whether you're playing chords or single-note leads. As you play your way up the neck, you'll appreciate the smooth feel of the 12"-radius walnut fingerboard. With a neck that plays this smooth, you'll be able to play longer with less fatigue.
The Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio comes with LR Baggs VTC electronics, a popular choice among guitarists at Guitar World. This system features a low-profile under-saddle transducer that's proven to be more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar, improving the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. Combined with an onboard preamplifier with an unobtrusive and removable volume control mounted just inside the soundhole, the VTC gives your Gibson Acoustic J-45 Studio a pure-sounding amplified presence.