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One of my favorite players has a new signature. Shall we call it the Honey Dripper?

Gibson has expanded its lineup of Custom Shop artist collaborations with the Keb’ Mo’ “3.0” 12-Fret J-45, its third signature guitar designed for the Grammy-winning songwriter.

A round-shouldered dreadnought in the classic style, the “3.0” 12-Fret J-45 is a blast from the past, an old-school American workhorse finished with aVintage Sunburst stain on its thermally aged Sitka spruce top, with solid mahogany on the back and sides. 

Nitrocellulose lacquer gives it the gloss that will fade nicely over the years – though your ears should be telling you that you're playing an older acoustic if that ageing process has gone to plan. 

The J-45 balances that blue-collar vibe with the sort of build and details you would expect on a high-end acoustic guitar – you will find multi-ply binding on the top, single-ply binding on the back and fingerboard. 



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Whoa! The second thread on this model with the name of the King of Pop Blues adorning it in less than a week.  For whatever reason though blues guys are rarely honored with a signature guitar.  The only other instrument I can think of off-hand would have been the Roy Book Binder who has a signature New Era guitar (RIP Tony Klassen).  

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