J45 Guitar Plans

  • General Information:

    The J-45 made its debut in 1942 and has been a top-seller for Gibson ever sense its introduction. This guitar is commonly known as a "round shouldered dreadnought" and has also be nicknamed "The Workhorse". Many top recording artists have made this one of their guitars of choice due to its appealing tone and balance and will be a favorite for you too, if you decide to build one of these great guitars.

    Traditional woods used for the J45 are Sitka Spruce top and Ribbon-Cut Honduras Mahogany back and sides. Most often these guitars sport an amber to dark brown sunburst finish.

    Interested in 3D CNC files for this guitar? Visit J45 3D CNC files for tenon and dovetail joint options, and more.

    Note: As ALL of our plans are sold as digital downloads, when you complete your plan purchase with us, you will automatically be given a download link to access the plans.

    The following tabs detail what you will receive with our J45 Guitar Plans:

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    Neck Assembly Jig
    Plate Joining Jig

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