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NGD: Gibson 2019 J-45 Walnut Custom Guitar Honey Burst

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I think I found my holy grail guitar today. Backstory: I’ve been a working musician for 30+ years but I’ve recently had some success with tech videos on YouTube. I promised myself I would buy myself a great guitar if I ever made real money with my creative stuff. Well, as of today, I did.

I’d been shopping around for a while, thinking about a Martin d-18 or d-28 or a J-45. I couldn’t find anything I really loved but this morning I was looking through the mail and saw the Gibson had released a GC exclusive J-45 Walnut just yesterday. I looked online and my store had it in stock so I went to check it out.

No one know what I was talking about, so I had to explain 3 times before they found it in the back, still in it’s shipping box. I was the first to play the thing. Looks great, smells great, plays amazing. I walked out an hour later with the guitar and I’m still pinching myself. I didn’t think I’d like the honey burst finish but it looks a lot better in person.

As I was checking out the manager told me that this guitar was a limited edition to the point that that GC would not be getting another one. It’s a beautiful, special guitar but not so fancy that I feel like it isn’t a J-45. I couldn’t be happier, until the sticker shock sinks in.

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I’ve played a similar walnut guitar, the J-15 walnut burst non-cutaway model. It was awesome! I can only imagine how good the J-45 one you mention must be. From the photo it looks awesome. Like that honey burst finish! Best of luck with it and congrats!

 

QM aka Jazzman Jeff

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Congrats on an amazing looking guitar. To get these jaded eyes to give a closer look at a J-45 in a Guitar Center promo ad (which expired the day before it came in the mail), is not easily done, but the Walnut Custom was there on the page showing. . . abalone upgrade, bound neck, bound headstock* with flower pot (*see j45Nick's avatar), cut diamond inlay markers, etc? The honeyburst is the best of both worlds- a Gibson sunburst, but when playing with Martins with aging toner, the h-burst has more of the look of an aged top, imho.

 

Hopefully, as a working guitarist, you might be able to share a clip. Enjoy.

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Are you the painfully honest tech ?

 

 

Looking forward to a clip of this guitar. I’ve a j15 so would like to hear how similar/dissimilar they might be

 

Yours wins on looks though. Love those honeybursts

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Are you the painfully honest tech ?

 

 

Looking forward to a clip of this guitar. I've a j15 so would like to hear how similar/dissimilar they might be

 

Yours wins on looks though. Love those honeybursts

 

What's the Gibson you have behind you? (Grunt you are a sleuthhhhhh)

 

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Yeah, that’s me. Wow. Didn’t expect anyone to figure that out. I’m hoping to record some today and I’ll post a link.

 

Are you the painfully honest tech ?

 

 

Looking forward to a clip of this guitar. I’ve a j15 so would like to hear how similar/dissimilar they might be

 

Yours wins on looks though. Love those honeybursts

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Great there - one assume you've played a lot if acoustics and recognize a lucky dart.

Not that easy to find a so called soul mate. Do I understand the set-up was bulls eye too.

You'll dig the burst more and more in the years to come.

 

Post us a tune and be even 'appier

 

Congratulations

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Woah, what a beautiful guitar! That finish combined with the glorious headstock is heart-leapingly gorgeous. Congrats on the new baby!

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Subscribed ! Need a new phone and will get that 10R thanks ! What tuners are on that beauty ? Every J-15 I have ever played sounded great but the look was always a bit tepid. Your guitar is stunning ! A worthy acquisition indeed !!!

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Awesome!. Thanks. It has Grovers, which I prefer/ Every J-45 I've played in a store has been good, but not great. This one was great right out of the box.

 

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Subscribed ! Need a new phone and will get that 10R thanks ! What tuners are on that beauty ? Every J-15 I have ever played sounded great but the look was always a bit tepid. Your guitar is stunning ! A worthy acquisition indeed !!!

 

 

 

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Wow, that is a beauty! A gorgeous burst with an abalone rosette yet! Stunning! And there's something about the sound of those walnut J15/45s....

 

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