Why the Gibson J-45 Changed the World • Acoustic Tuesday 120

The Gibson J-45 is one of the most iconic acoustic guitars in the world.

That’s why I decided to create a whole Acoustic Tuesday episode dedicated to the Gibson J-45. I’ll be covering a lot of ground in this episode, so make sure to watch the WHOLE video — trust me.

As always, you can watch Acoustic Tuesday at 10am every Tuesday.

This week on Acoustic Tuesday

As I said earlier, this week is all about the Gibson J-45.

I figured it was high time that I have a dedicated J-45 episode…

  • It’s an iconic guitar with TONS of history
  • Tonally, the J-45 is rarely outmatched
  • Aesthetically, it set the tone for future guitars

For these reasons and so many more, this episode is to help YOU appreciate and learn about the Gibson J-45.

5 Reasons Why You Should Own a Gibson J-45

I’ll briefly go over the 5 reasons why you need a Gibson J-45 if you don’t have time to catch the video.

  1. Sunburst finish — Sexy, eye-catching, and captivating.
  2. Scalelength — 24 3/4 inches is comfy, cozy, and gives a springy, warm tone.
  3. Tone — It’s Goldilock’s porridge that was just right: not too loud, not too quiet, not too bright, and not too dark.
  4. Price — Yes, they’re expensive, but compared to other guitars of the same quality, this guitar is rather affordable.
  5. Historic — The Gibson J-45 is a piece of American history.

“American Workhorse: A Documentary Film on the J-45”

This documentary on the Gibson J-45 was set to release this year, but we’re in the final days of 2019.

While guitars are typically just a part of a documentary, “American Workhorse” makes the J-45 the primary subject. I’m so excited to watch this documentary, and make sure to leave a comment if you’re excited!

If you’re curious about the history and political life of the J-45, you definitely want to check out and support this documentary.

Russ Barenberg

I’m featuring Russ on Acoustic Tuesday this week for so many reasons. Besides his utilization of the Gibson J-45, Russ has some incredible melodies that are phenomenal.

Like, if Russ was a superhero, his power would be creating stellar melodies.

If you’re ready to get blown away by an incredible guitarist and acoustic artist, be sure to check out Russ Barenberg.

5 Alternatives to the Gibson J-45

As much as I want everyone to have the opportunity to own a Gibson J-45, I recognize that not everyone likes Gibsons…or J-45s.

And that’s okay!

I’ve created a list of 5 alternatives to the Gibson J-45 — just in case you aren’t convinced you need one 😉

Eastman E10SS

  • Watch a review of this J-45 alternative here.

Bourgeois Slope D

Collings CJ35

Kopp K35

Santa Cruz Vintage Southerner

If you have any other suggestions for a Gibson J-45 alternative, let me know in the comments!

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