Gibson 1965 J-45 The Donovan Acoustic Guitar
Gibson expands their premium acoustic guitar line with a new signature model, 1965 J-45 The Donovan.
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This guitar is based on the J-45 folk guitar that singer songwriter Donovan used to create many of his popular hits.
This new Custom Shop signature model follows the specifications found on J-45s from '60s, complying to Donovan's preferences. The labels inside the guitar come with the artist's signature of approval along with a personal letter.
The body of this custom shop guitar follows traditional wood combinations, featuring a Sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Gibson describes the body as "authentic '60s style radiused".
The top features a thin nitrocellulose Cherry Sunburst finish that recreates the "textured" appearance of the original. Other aesthetic additions to the body include traditional double ring rosette and multi-ply top/single-ply back bindings.
The neck is made of mahogany, with a modified round profile and a period correct nut width of 1.75". The headstock shape follows Gibson's traditional CF-100 with a gold block decal. The guitar has a "belly up" rosewood bridge with adjustable tusq saddle, paired with 3 in-line white button tuners.
The LR Baggs Lyric bridge plate-mounted microphone system adds a useful modern element to the J-45 design. This discreetly installed premium electronic preamp system allows for amplified performance. The '50s style tortoise pickguard wraps up the guitar's features.
The MSRP for the new 1965 J-45 The Donovan Model is $2,999. Visit Gibson for more information.
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