Gibson acoustic guitars have always been stellar, but with their superb build quality and unparalleled sonics - there also comes premium price tags. However, Gibson's new G-45 acoustic guitar is designed for serious musicians that seek a US-made, hand-built instrument that won't break the bank.
With understated yet classy aesthetics, the G-45 electro-acoustic is a true workhorse guitar with its trusted tonewood combinations and high-quality Fishman electronics.
The Gibson G-45 Studio features a gorgeous Walnut body that ensures focused lows, sweet-sounding mids and crisp highs. With its dreadnought-esque shape, vibrant-sounding Sitka Spruce top and traditional non-scalloped bracing, the Gibson G-45 Studio projects plenty of volume.
Utile has been used to construct the G-45's neck; a material that is akin to Mahogany with its density and reddish colour. Adding greater tonal depth and richness, this neck is topped with a smooth Walnut fingerboard and standard-sized frets for a comfortable and familiar playing experience. The neck has been carved to Gibson's "Advanced Response" profile, which strikes the perfect balance between thin and thick.
Electronics & Hardware
Gibson's G-45 Studio convincingly transfers its wonderful tone through its Fishman Sonitone under-saddle pickup. Ensuring that the instrument sounds natural and broad when plugged directly into a PA or acoustic amplifier, this guitar also features sound hole-mounted controls for balancing its EQ.
Tuning stability is important on all guitars, which is why the G-45 is kitted out with a set of Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners. Beautifully machined, these tuners have a smooth action that allows for ultra-precise pitch control.
Here's what Gibson says about the G-45 Studio:
The G-45 Studio is designed to provide the perfect mix of tone, performance, and traditional Gibson style for all players and every stage. It is hand-built in our Bozeman, Montana factory using time-tested Gibson build techniques like hide-glued dovetail neck joints and domed top braces along with modern features like slimmer body depths and Advanced Response neck profiles.
A solid Sitka spruce top and solid walnut back and sides deliver crisp sounds with plenty of wonderful overtones while a Fishman Sonitone pickup captures every nuance for easy plug-and-play at home, in the studio or on stage. It represents a new point of entry into Gibson acoustics and a new precedent for sound and quality.
- Body Shape: Round Shoulder
- Top Material: Sitka spruce
- Back Material: Walnut
- Side Material: Walnut
- Bracing: Non-scalloped X-bracing
- Binding: Multi-ply top
- Finish: Satin
- Neck Material: Utile
- Neck Profile: Advanced Response
- Scale Length: 24.75" / 62.865cm
- Fingerboard Material: Walnut
- Fingerboard Radius: 16" / 406.4mm
- Number of Frets: 20
- Frets: Standard
- Nut Material: Tusq
- Nut Width: 1.725" / 43.82mm
- Inlays: Dot inlay
- Tuners: Mini Grover Rotomatic
- Tuner Plating: Nickel
- Truss Rod Cover: Walnut
- Pick Guard: Tear Drop
- Saddle Material: Tusq
- Bridge: Traditional belly up, walnut
- Bridge Pins: Tusq
- Under-Saddle Pickup: Fishman Sonitone
- Controls: Sound hole mounted controls
- Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
- Case: G-Series Hardshell
- Included Accessories: Gibson Accessory Kit