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Acoustic Guitar • Serial number: 123142068 • Strings: 6 string • Body Shape: Jumbo • Cutaway: no • Construction / Acoustic: Full Solid • Colour / Finish: Antique Natural • Finish: High Gloss • Top: Sitka Spruce • Back / Sides: Mahogany • Neck: Mahogany • Fretboard: Rosewood • Nut Width: 43,8 mm • Bridge: Rosewood • Tuning Machines: Nickel grover rotomatics • Rosette: Multi-Play Single Ring • Pickup Details: L.R. Baggs element active • Pre-amp system: L.R. Baggs • Including: Hardcase • Nicknamed "The Workhorse" and first introduced in 1942, the J45 is Gibson's most popular round-shoulder dreadnought guitar is world-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Subtle changes to the bracing of its predecessor, the J-35, made Gibson's J-45 Standard one of most technically advanced acoustic electric guitars of its time. The Gibson J-45 Standard features all that rich tone, thanks to its AA-grade Sitka spruce top and pattern-grade Honduras mahogany body. For unbelievable onstage tone, there's a premier active pickup system installed on the Gibson J-45 Standard. Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instrument's sound projection. The Gibson J-45 Standard guitar features a variation of Gibson's "X" bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top. This bracing design delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. When pushed for more volume, the Gibson J-45 projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment. The J-45 Standard features L.R. Baggs's popular Element Active Acoustic Pickup System, with a low-profile undersaddle transducer that's proven more stable and durable than many standard ribbon-type pickups. Combined with an onboard preamplifier with an unobtrusive and removable volume control, mounted just inside the soundhole, the Element is a tremendous performer. Its sleek and effective design removes unnecessary internal components to enhance the coupling between the pickup and the guitar and improve the sensitivity of the transducer for a robust, lively, and natural acoustic sound with excellent dynamics and delicate high end. The Element works with a standard 9V battery, which is housed inside the guitar in L.R. Bagg's new "Battery Bagg."
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