You can never have too much of a good thing and the new J-45 Cutaway is just that! For the first time ever, we offer our iconic model as a new, modern cutaway model. When you play the new J-45 Cutaway you’ll notice that it responds exactly to the player’s style and technique- powerful one moment, and soft and mellow the next. This characteristic of Round Shoulder guitars is certainly one of the main attractions that players have to our famous J-45 model, affectionately called “The Workhorse”.

Body Design: For the first time ever, the J-45 is offered with a cutaway for full fingerboard access

Neck: A comfortable slim taper neck profile
Tuners: Crowned with superior nickel Grover tuners
Finish: Our world famous Vintage Sunburst finish is hand sprayed for a one-of-a-kind look
Pickup: Upgraded with an LR Baggs™ VTC pickup system
Tonewoods: Classic tonewoods mahogany and Sitka spruce make up this tribute to Gibson’s iconic model
Inlay: Mother-of-pearl inlay dresses the headstock, fingerboard, and bridge
Pickguard: A traditional tear drop shape pickguard wonderfully complements the beautiful lines of the J-45
Nut and Saddle: A Tusq nut and saddle provide consistent tone, string balance as well as precise string spacing
Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 4 ply top
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Binding: 1 ply
Average Weight (body only): 1.025 kg /2.26 lbs
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance
Body Contour
Carve: Radiused
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
Truss Rod: Slim Taper
Profile: Advanced Response
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.118cm / .83″
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: 408.23 gr / 14.4 oz
Peg Head
Type: CF-100
Inlay: MOP
Logo: Block
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used:
Short Scale Pitch Gauge
Material: Black Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725″
E: .053 String Guage
A: .043
D: .032
G: .024
B: .016
e: .012
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 “
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725″ @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.245″ @ end of board
Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75″
Side Dots (Color): White
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Mother of Pearl
Average Weight: 0.11kg / 0.25lb
Vintage Sunburst
Color Code: VS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top Coat: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut