Epiphone’s Inspired by Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar pays faithful homage to an absolute legend. Debuting in 1942, the J-45 is considered by many to be the dreadnought that set the standard for those that would follow. The J-45 immediately established itself as a favorite among wartime musicians like Woody Guthrie for its balanced, robust low end and rugged midrange, which perfectly complemented the voices of the growing folk music scene. The J-45 would go on to become a widely popular instrument, earning the nickname "The Workhorse." The J-45 features the same solid Sitka spruce top of the original, paired with a solid mahogany back and sides for that signature J-45 tone. The mahogany neck with Indian laurel fingerboard is instantly comfortable and responsive. And when you need to plug in, onboard Fishman electronics deliver pristine amplified acoustic sound.
Why do some of the used instruments have a “used” stamp on the back of the headstock?
This step is a long-standing agreement we have had with some of our manufacturing partners taken to protect their interests and to prevent the filing of improper warranty claims. For many consumers, the “used” stamp is recognized as a sign of quality, giving confidence that an instrument originating from MIRC has been properly set-up and refurbished by a professional tech.
- String Type: Steel
- Number of Strings: 6
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
- Color: Aged Vintage Sunburst
- Finish: Gloss
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
- Body Bracing: Quartersawn Spruce
- Binding: Ivory/Black Multi-ply Top
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: Rounded C
- Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
- Number of Frets: 20, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.724"
- Tuning Machines: Wilkinson Deluxe with 3+3 Plate
- Bridge Material: Indian Laurel
- Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/Bone
- Nut Width: 1.693"
- Electronics: Fishman Preamp with Sonitone Undersaddle Pickup