Gibson Custom Shop Limited Edition J45 Koa Acoustic SOLD!
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- Model: KOA J45 LTD
- Manufactured by: Gibson
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The Gibson Limited Edition J45 Koa Acoustic Electric Guitar yields incredible looks and fantastic tonal response thanks to its Koa back and sides and Sitka Spruce top! Koa blends the midrange of mahogany with the top end of maple and tonally opens up beautifully over time. Gibson also gives the J45 Koa 3-ply top binding, single ply back binding, Indian Rosewood fingerboard and LR Baggs Element pickup for incredible sound when amplified.
Sitka Spruce top with Koa back and sides for great clarity and pleasant midrange and highs
Mahogany neck with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard
Mother of Pearl dot fingerboard inlays
LR Baggs Element pickup system
Certificate of Authenticity included
Only 75 of this limited edition guitar are being made
Body Style: Slope Shoulder
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: KOA
Binding: 3 Ply Top, Single Ply Back
Fingerboard Inlay: 1/4 inch Mother Of Pearl Dots
Fingerboard and Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Style: Belly Up
Scale: 24 3/4 inches
Nut Width: 1.725
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
Tuners: Gold Vintage Open Back
Pickup: Baggs Element
Case: Gibson Hard Shell
Truss Rod Cover: Limited Edition
Manufactured at the Bozeman Plant , MT, USA
September 13rd, 2013
Production Number: 10
Setup: at 55% humidity, Low E 3/64in at the 12th fret; High E 2/64in at the 12th fret
The action is low, and the neck is strait. Notes are clear with no fret buzz of dead notes even with this low action. Of course the setup can easily be shimmed if a higher action is preferred.
Flaws: There is a small ding on the lower bought that is not visible in the main pictures and barely visible in a direct closeup. We have included closeup at an angle with lighting just right to see it. There is also a surface scratch on the headstock which looks like it came from a string. Again, its hard to see unless it is in the right light and at the right angle. We overexposed on picture to try to show it better. It extends from the G string machine-head through the S of the logo.
Pictures: These pictures seem a bit dark to me although the studio was flooded with light. It is an accurate representation of the guitar in the lighting shown however in natural sunlight the sunburst seems a few shades lighter to my eye. It is a very pleasant honey burst. Under stage or studio lighting it may look more like what you see here but in the sun it's less extreme; more translucent and a lighter caramel.