The Epiphone J-45 Acoustic Electric Guitar has long been one of Epiphone's best-selling acoustic guitars with the look, sound, and build quality that first-time players and professionals expect to hear when they pick up an Epiphone. The Advanced Jumbo style was first produced at the legendary Kalamazoo factory in the 1930s and has been a favorite of musicians from every field of popular music ever since. The Advanced Jumbo sound is commanding when required but it's also well balanced which makes it perfect for stage and studio. Now with a killer cutaway and Fishman electronics, the Epiphone J-45 takes yet another step above the competition.
Epiphone J-45 Acoustic Electric Guitar Features:
- Made of solid Sitka Spruce that sounds great right out of the box, as well as, improves with age
- Bell shape gives a clear mid-range that's never muddy
- Features Epiphone's SlimTaper D-profile with a smooth, fast, satin finish that's easy to play
- Equipped with Fishman electronics
- Nickel hardware including premium sealed die-cast tuners with a 14:1 ratio for tuning accuracy and stability
Balanced Tone that Rings Like a Bell
With its bell-like shape featuring a larger lower bout and a smaller, round upper bout, the Epiphone J-45 has a focused and balanced tone. The bass is deep, rich, and loud while the highs have a crispness and brilliance that cuts through. Most noticeable, however, is the J-45's clear mid-range that's never muddy like a square-shouldered dreadnought. The Advanced Jumbo acoustic guitar is often described as the perfect instrument for the soloist or singer-songwriter with a sound that blends well with vocals. And, its generous and elegant Venetian cutaway enables you to access the upper frets with ease.
Quality Materials, Classic Construction
While the AJ shape plays a big role in its signature sound, the Epiphone J-45 benefits from the use of premium materials and traditional construction methods. The top is made of solid Sitka Spruce that not only sounds great right out of the box but improves with age and lots of playing time. The back and sides are made of select mahogany.
The solid mahogany neck has a 25.5-inch scale and is glued to the body using TiteBond glue and a traditional dovetail neck joint for great stability, tone, and sustain. The neck features Epiphone's classic 1960s SlimTaper D-profile with a smooth, fast, satin finish that's easy to play.
The bound Pau Ferro fingerboard has a 12-inch radius with a 1.68-inch nut, 20 medium jumbo frets, and dot inlays. The classic rosewood 'reverse-belly' bridge has a compensated saddle for traditional looks and accurate intonation. Last but not least, the Epiphone J-45 has a tortoise-style pickguard with traditional metal 'E' to protect the top against pick marks on the beautiful Natural finish.
The Epiphone J-45 is equipped with Fishman electronics for a great acoustic tone when plugged in. All the controls you need to tailor the sounds of your J-45 to suit your playing style, volume level, and venue size.
Epiphone Rock Solid Hardware
The J-45 includes all nickel hardware including premium sealed die-cast tuners with a 14:1 ratio for tuning accuracy and stability.Let us know if you have any questions regarding this product or any of our others and thank you for shopping with us at DC Music!