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What is the difference between a Gibson J-45 Standard Sunburst and a Gibson J-45 Standard Montana Sunburst?

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3 hours ago, tru said:

What is the difference between a Gibson J-45 Standard Sunburst and a Gibson J-45 Standard Montana Sunburst?


a J45 standard is a J45 standard. Label print change or a truss rod cover print.   Could be the shade of the burst. 

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To my eye the standard vintage sunburst  leans a little more yellow towards the center and the Montana sunset burst leans a little more orange/red.  But they are pretty close to the same.   Here are a couple of examples I have.

2015 J-45 Custom with Vintage Sunburst 

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2015 Sheryl Crow SJ with Montana Sunset Burst

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Yes, the normal burst is more brownish/yellow, while the Montana Sunset burst is more on the red/orange side. Here is mine in very bright sunlight with the Montana burst version, same model as above, but different pickguard added.

https://flic.kr/p/23pB5Ny

Same guitar, but photo taken indoor with flash.

https://flic.kr/p/24qoC5S

Here is a vintage sunburst one, as a comparison.

https://flic.kr/p/23pB5X1

 

I would say that my photos accentuate the red colors. The photo in the in the post above is better at showing the colors under normal circumstances. It's really a very pretty burst variation, and one which I personally like a lot.

Lars

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