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Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45
Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45
Epiphone is proud to introduce the Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45 acoustic guitar, the return of one of Epiphone’s most acclaimed reissue models based on the legendary J-45 round shoulder dreadnought, the driving power behind classics in rock, pop, and country for over 60 years from Hank Williams to The Beatles. Epiphone’s first Ltd. Ed. reissue of the "The Workhorse" J-45 earned it a “Mark of Excellence Award” from Guitar One magazine and the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45 once again makes a vintage legend affordable to everybody.

The Workhorse

The original J-45 was first introduced at Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory in the early 30s as a no frills, high quality “big voiced” acoustic guitar, one of the first of its kind. As musical styles changed from jazz to R&B and honky tonk to rock and roll, the J-45 never went out of style. With fans as wide ranging as John Lennon and George Harrison, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Holly, Skip James, Keith Richards, and Noel Gallagher of Oasis, the J-45 is a must have for the serious acoustic guitar player.

The Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45 has a vintage styled Rosewood reverse belly bridge and a compensated artificial bone saddle. And of course, the Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45 is strung with medium Epiphone acoustic guitar strings and comes with Epiphone’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s world famous 24/7/365 Customer Service. Join the crowd, make your own history, and visit your Authorized Epiphone Dealer and play a Ltd. Ed. 1963 J-45.
  • Select Spruce top and Select Mahogany sides
  • Historic Jumbo profile
  • 1960's SlimTaper™ profile neck
  • Ltd. Ed. color finishes
Top MaterialSelect Spruce
Body MaterialSelect Mahogany
Neck MaterialSolid Mahogany
Neck Shape1960's SlimTaper™
Neck JointGlued-In, Dovetail
Truss Rod2-way, adjustable
Truss Rod Cover2 ply (B/W); Vintage "E" in white silkprint
HeadstockSloped Dovewing with gold "Epiphone" logo
Scale Length24.75"
Fingerboard Materialdot inlays
BindingBody Top - 3 ply (W/B/W)
Body Back - 2 ply (W/B)
Fingerboard - None
Headstock - None
Fingerboard Radius14"
Frets20; Medium
SaddleCompensated; Artificial Bone
Nut Width1-11/16"
PickguardWhite/PVC = Ebony and Wine Red colors
Tortoise/PVC = Faded Cherryburst and Vintage Sunburst
Machine HeadsWilkinson "Deluxe" tuners; 3-in-line
Other"2014 Limited Edition" logo on back of headstock
OptionsHard Case (940-EDREAD)
WarrantyEpiphone Limited Lifetime
Service1-800-4GIBSON (1-800-444-2766) service@gibson.com
StringsD’Addario® 12, 16, 25, 34, 41, 53
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