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Gibson J-45 Vintage Vintage Sunburst

Code: RS4VVSN19
  • £3,499.00
  • (Free UK Delivery)
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  • Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce and mahogany body promise inspiring tone and projection
  • Thin Finish and hand-rubbed VOS process promote a vintage look
  • Hand-filling Vintage Round mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Plek'd for a flawless playing experience out of the case
  • Compound dovetail neck-to-body neck joint for stability

Iconic American Acoustic

If you spend even a few minutes with Gibson’s J-45 Vintage, you will certainly hear and feel why this iconic acoustic earned the nickname Workhorse when it was first introduced in 1942. It has a beefy, balanced tone that is truly one of a kind. The Gibson J-45 Vintage is built from Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce on its top and rich mahogany for its back, sides, and neck. A rosewood fingerboard and Vintage Round neck profile make this neck instantly comfortable in the hands. Acoustic enthusiasts here at Sweetwater consider the Gibson J-45 Vintage to be among the truly great acoustics the American luthier tradition has designed.


An Acoustic with a Story

From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, the J-45 has been in the hands of many of the greatest musical artists around the world. Its famous round-shoulder design continues to be a favorite among acoustic players due to its comfort while both standing and sitting. The J-45 Vintage is Plek'd for a flawless playing experience out of the case, and remains a favorite for both fingerpickers and flatpickers in the folk, country, and bluegrass traditions, who find its action and smooth fretting supremely responsive and tonally fluid.


Vintage Details

The Gibson J-45 Vintage is a faithful re-creation of the earliest iteration of the J-45 with its banner headstock silk-screened with the phrase “Only a Gibson is Good Enough," mother-of-pearl dot inlays, rosewood belly-up bridge, Gotoh Relic Aged tuners, and traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing with hot hide glue. Taken together, all these vintage details bring the past into the present and give you, the player, a beautifully unique playing experience.



  • Body Style: J-45
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Top: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
  • Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped Advanced X-bracing, with hide glue
  • Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Vintage Round
  • Neck width: 1.725”
  • Neck joint: Compound dovetail neck-to-body joint
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Nut: Bone
  • Inlay: Mother-of-pearl Dots
  • Binding: None
  • Bridge: Traditional belly up
  • Tuners: Gotoh Relic White Button
  • Plating: Aged Nickel
  • Finishes available: Vintage Sunburst
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell


Mainland UK Delivery Services

  • Next Working Day - £7.95 - £9.95 (DPD, Next Working Day)
  • Standard - Free for orders over £399, £6.95 otherwise (DPD, 1-3 Working Days)

Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.


Courier Tracking

Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.

For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order. 

Delivery Charges

Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £399. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.

Delivery Couriers

We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:

  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most items will be shipped by DPD. Note: all items in your order must be in stock for all of your order to be dispatched on the same day.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most smaller items will be shipped by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery.
  • UK inc. Northern Ireland: Most very large or heavy items such as pianos are delivered by TNT, or by our in-house delivery service. Orders shipped by TNT are usually on a next working day service, whereas items using our in-house delivery service may take longer. Note: Delivery to non-ground-floor addresses without a suitable lift will cost extra.
  • Europe: Most orders will be shipped by DPD International. Delivery times and charges depend on your location - these charges will be displayed in the order basket.

Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.

Delivery Areas & European Shipping

Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.


Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty items

It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.

Returning an undamaged item

You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.

Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.

Faulty items under guarantee

The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.