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Gibson J45 Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by mnutz, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    It looks like lots of us on TDPRI are J45 owners, but I don't see a club anywhere yet.

    I'll start us out...
    Here is my 2003 J45. I have removed the undersaddle pickup, installed a bone saddle, bone bridge pins, and bone end pin plug. It is without a doubt the best sounding acoustic guitar I have ever played. It has that dry woody tone in spades. Thumpy on the bass strings, but still has lots of sizzle on the high end. Sounds fantastic both fingerpicked and strummed hard.

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  2. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Holic

    Jul 1, 2005
    North Texas
    Here's mine...a '63 model I've had for a good long while now. Was in kinda rough shape when i got her. Originally this was one of the plastic bridge models (not the best idea the folks at Gibson have ever come up with), but my luthier converted it to a traditional glued rosewood bridge (he also repaired several holes, fixed a couple of loose braces and cracks in the back as well). Kind of a pick your poison proposition; leave it original and an inferior guitar or alter a vintage instrument to improve it. I chose the improvement (the plastic bridge models aren't that sought after anyway). That was close to 10 years ago & she's still solid as a rock. Klusons are original & still work fine. Great sounding guitar; definitely sounds like a J45 should now.

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  3. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Awesome guitar! Looks like it has lots of character! I would have done the same with the bridge, I bet it's a blast to play!

  4. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Holic

    Jul 1, 2005
    North Texas
    Thanks. I wish it was the dark sunburst like yours (that's my favorite Gibby finish, at least acoustic wise) but I guess you can't have everything... :)

  5. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    C'mon everybody! Post up those J45 pics!

  6. WCK85

    WCK85 Tele-Meister

    Apr 26, 2010

  7. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Chase, that is a great looking J45! Sounds great too!

  8. WCK85

    WCK85 Tele-Meister

    Apr 26, 2010
    Thank you! My amateur recording doesn't do it justice though. ;)

  9. zooropamofo

    zooropamofo Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2006
    Long Valley-Birches
    My pride and joy, with vintage style white button tuners. The dry woody lo-fi thump that only a Gibson can deliver!

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  10. Humbuster

    Humbuster Tele-Meister

    Aug 11, 2009
    en route.
    Picked up a few months ago

    2013 Limited Edition with Red Spruce top.
    A killer guitar.


  11. PegCity

    PegCity NEW MEMBER!

    Dec 2, 2014
    just purchased a 2012 and wondering what everyone is using for strings?

  12. RyCo1983

    RyCo1983 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 15, 2012
    Central PA
    D'Addario Phosphor Bronze for my J-45...EJ16s usually, sometimes EXP16s if I don't have gigs lined up.

    Her name is Neko...mmmm

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  13. Gearhead88

    Gearhead88 Tele-Holic

    Dec 24, 2012
    Here's mine , a 2014 built J-45 Northern. 65 of them were built as limited edition models for Long & McQuade , a music store chain in Canada.
    Adirondack red spruce top , Indian rosewood back & sides , L. R. Baggs Element active system VTC electronics , vintage 30's sunburst finish.
    This guitar , hands down , is the sweetest sounding , nicest playing acoustic guitar I have ever laid my hands on .


  14. Satch

    Satch Tele-Meister

    Feb 25, 2011
    Heartland USA
    Wow! Lovely guitar there Gearhead88. I've always been a huge fan of those circa 1933 small sunbursts and yours has got the look. A thing of beauty!

  15. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    OK, count me in !!

    need to bump up this thread here as i bet there are way more owners after two years

  16. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    I'm in fellas. Bought mine brand spanking new from NOLA Guitar center this past August. It is my favorite acoustic guitar.
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  17. MrMarr

    MrMarr TDPRI Member

    Oct 11, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    I'm in.. sorry, I should've whiped it down before getting the pic but.. is what it is and in reality it looks like this all the time... beautiful acoustic! 2016 Gibson J45


  18. El_Diablo

    El_Diablo Tele-Meister

    Jan 14, 2014
    54 years (27 with me), a couple of new bridges, a few fixed cracks, some new frets, a whole bunch of miles, and countless songs. She shows plenty of wear, but sounds and plays better than ever. IMG_2516.JPG
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  19. Telefunked

    Telefunked TDPRI Member

    Feb 6, 2017
    The best acoustic guitar ever created in my the j45
    I took off the Grover’s and added some tonepro’s butterscotch tulip tuners, took out the lr baggs and added a nice fire stripe pickgaurd, she’s my baby

  20. delta tone

    delta tone TDPRI Member

    Nov 17, 2006
    Always been a Martin guy. Been fortunate to play several of those. Finally got a J45 a couple weeks ago after looking at them for several years. UNREAL. I love it it's a perfect blend of bass and highs. Very responsive. Extremely pleased.
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