New Gibson G-45......it’s a $999 J-45. Made in the USA by the J-45 builders.

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  1. studio1087

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    New from NAMM. I saw it in the latest Acoustic Guitar magazine. The back is walnut instead of mahogany.

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    From Guitar World magazine......

    NAMM 2019: In addition to Gibson’s recently unveiled Classics and Contemporary electric guitars, the company has introduced a new series of acoustics, dubbed the Generation line. Aimed at younger and entry-level players, the affordable line boasts high-quality, USA-made guitars “built by the same hands that make the J-200 and J-45’s,” according to Gibson

    There’s not much video out yet.



    I think this could be a winner. I’m a Martin guy but the J-45 sure is a song writer’s guitar.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to trying one out.
     
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    I do like modern Gibson acoustics quite a bit. Seems like a good idea to build one for a grand. That's a good price point.
     
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    ....Gibson seem to be on point at the moment.....l think l prefer the look of walnut back and sides to vanilla mahogany too....this looks like a great value,quality USA workhorse guitar......hope it sells like hotcakes for them....
     
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    Isn't it pretty much a J-15?
     
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    Looks like more evidence of smart new management, to me.....
     
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    If it sounds as good as a J15 then it's a steal. The J15 was a steal at $1499.
     
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    Wow nice, but I just bought a Martin D Jr and its a keeper for the size, and plugged tone. Now if Gibson would re-issue a *faithful* LG2 for that price, I'd have me one. Especially in tobacco burst.
     
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    +1 Exactly.
     
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    Wow, I'm impressed. I shouldn't have opened this thread, LOL. I almost bought a J-15 when they were $1,499 but went another direction. I must look away. :D
     
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    Same here.
     
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    I think I read somewhere it has a richlite fretboard like Martin's.
     
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    Me three.
     
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    I got my first Gibson acoustic (J45) about 3 years ago, and ever since, I've been thinking about getting another Gibson. Not really sure I'd want the one in this post, might be redundant, but it's certainly adding fuel to the fire.
     
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    Not released yet, just announced? Nitro? How is Gibson hitting that price?
     
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    so nice it posted twice.
     
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    Gibson has gone this route before. Remember the WM J45? Pretty much a no frills mahogany body J50 with a street price of about $1K. Personally though I was hoping the new management would abandon a marketing model which included so many variations of the J45 you needed a score card to keep track of them.
     
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    Nice. Wonder if they will do any other budget models of famous guitars: Hummingbird, J-200, Dove.
     
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    Would love to see something like this in a concert size...
     
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    Yeah I'd love to see that, or a cutaway version of this one.
     
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