Jump to content
Gibson Brands Forums

Anyone bought the new re-issue Epi J-45????


Recommended Posts

Hi all, just found one of these for sale in the UK on a guitar website today - as anyone got one yet....I think they are relatively new out but can't find any info on them. Have they been out for a while. They look really cool - but wondered how close are they to the 'Gibson' real thing!!!!


Any info please!!!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Epi has been making the AJ45 for several years now. I bought one from MF three years ago when they were blowing them out for $149 USD. They were discontinued for a year or two after that. Now I see they're back and the current price is $399.


Couple of points to note:

-Mine came with 25.5" scale. Specs claimed 24.75" scale(the original Gibson J45 scale). The longer scale was not an issue for me.

-Specs claimed white button tuners. Mine had chrome Grovers, which I would prefer anyway.

-Manufactured in 2005 at the Samick Indonesia plant.


I noticed the current specs claim chrome hardware and the 24.75" scale.


At $149 it was a no brainer to order it sight unseen. I lucked out and got a really nice sounding and playing one. The transparent cherry finish is beautifully done. You have to see it in person to appreciate it. I would've preferred the VSB but those were all gone by the time I ordered.


At $399 I would want to try out a few first or consider other options. Namely the recently introduced "Inspired By Texan" or the Hummingbird Artist.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...