DISC Gibson Ltd Ed 1960s J-45, Montana Sunsetburst

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  • Only 75 Made Worldwide
  • 2014 Limited Edition 1960s J-45 in Montana Sunsetburst
  • Based on 1960s Spec J-45, Including Unique White Pickguard
  • Sitka Spruce Top with Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Includes L.R. Baggs Element VTC Pickup and Official Hardcase

DISC Gibson Ltd Ed 1960s J-45, Montana Sunsetburst


The Gibson 1960s J-45; They call it 'The Workhorse'. They call it iconic. They call it an American classic. Regardless of the name or label that you want to use, one thing has remained the same since 1942 - the Gibson J-45 will never let you down. Inspired by the 1960s spec, Gibson have produced just 75 of these incredible Montana Sunsetburst J45 guitars, complete with vintage white pickguard. Handcrafted in Montana, the 1960s J-45 features a sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. An L.R. Baggs Element VTC pickup system also ensures that you can bring the vintage tones to the stage or your recording studio.

Product Ref: 46142

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Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)

The top of the 1960s J-45 is made from Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are mahogany, giving the J-45 its world renowned full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibson's guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with "the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities," and today's guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother Dot Inlays

The fingerboard of Gibson's J-45 is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45's dot inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, measuring approximately ¼inch in diameter, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps. The fingerboard also sports a rolled edge - instead of the usual right angle where the fingerboard surface meets the neck, Gibson Acoustic's rolled edges are slightly beveled for an extremely smooth and comfortable feel, enhancing the playability of the J-45.


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 J-45 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 legendary bracing design delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. When pushed for more volume, the J-45 projects a natural compression, which helps it blend nicely with any accompaniment.

L.R. Baggs Element VTC Acoustic Pickup System

Gibson Acoustic's 1960s J-45 comes equipped with the popular Element VTC Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs. 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.


Body & Bridge:

  • Body Style: Round Shoulder
  • Top Species: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Binding: Multi-ply Top
  • Bracing: Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Rosette: Multi-ply Double Ring
  • Bridge: Rosewood Belly Up
  • Pickguard: White 60s Style with Gibson Stamp

Neck & Fingerboard:

  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: Slim Taper
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.725"
  • Joint: 14th Fret
  • Bridge Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dots

Electronics & Hardware:

  • Pickups: L.R. Baggs VTC
  • Tuners: Strap White Button