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Gibson G-45 Studio, J-45 studio - body depths?

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Hello

Greetings, my first post here. I have a few acoustics, but, now focused on getting a Gibson slope shouldered dread. Have played a few. Like the J-15, but thinking of one of the newer models.

The G45 Studio and J45 Studio models have caught my attention. I am not sure what Gibson means by slimmer body. Does anyone have the exact dimensions of the body depths of these models?

They almost seem deeper in the mid section, than at the top or bottom. Hard to tell. Have contacted Gibson CS, but have not heard back.

Thank you

John 

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Got to play one just now, really like it. Took a 4 inch stick to get a rough estimate.

Body depth at the top seemed about 3 3/4". Mid depth looked 4 1/8th. Bottom was 4". Nice profile. Very good sound. the slightly slimmer profile did not seem to give anything up. Had that Gibson ring to it. 

Thanks

 

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I bought a G-45 Studio recently. The body depth on mine measures 3-5/8" at the top, 4-1/8" at the waist and 4" at the bottom. So far I'm really happy with the guitar.

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I own the studio version of both the J 45 and g 45 love em both..seriously...good buy for the money and the G45 studio I love the tone. you will love either  go get em.  

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Thank you!

Appreciate the information, good to know that my measurements were pretty close. The profile is very compelling. Should make for comfortable playing and I am intrigued by the deeper mid section. Perhaps that is how these can compare to the deeper J-15. 

I have pretty much decided on the G-45 Studio. I actually like the satin finish and think the utile neck wood is perfectly fine. For the $500 difference in price, I can replace the Fishman electronics, if I want to . 

I think the Fishman sonicore electronics are the only downside to this guitar. But, could easily replace that with an LR Baggs element VTC ($159) or some other internal preamp. Use an external preamp, such as the inexpensive LR Baggs GigPro (which I have). Some other high end external preamp. Or, just mic it.  

Have wanted to own a Gibson acoustic for a long time. I think the G-45 is it. 

I think this is it. Thanks!

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Hi, I have both the j-45 and the J-45 Studio burst version. The Studio is indeed noticably thinner in depth, particularly at the bottom lower bout. They really are like a pair of twins. The J-45 standard is thicker, and its sound a bit deeper....the Studio...so close in sound...but a little bit brighter..still bery good balance and bottom end. They are both great guitars and at this point I'm no longer sure why I even need both other tahn the slight difference in tone and thickness, which makes it lighter and easier to hold. But the Studio came at a delicious price I could not turn down.  Below is my 2019 Gibson J-45 Studio walnut burst. 

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I just tryied one out today. A G45. Not what I was expecting at all.    

I guess for the money.  It was okay 

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Another question: Do the G45 standard and G45 studio have the same body profiles and depths??

[I think they are the same]

I might see if I can play a G45 and J15 side by side again and see how they compare. 

Thanks

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