Gibson J-15 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (with Case)
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The Gibson J-15 acoustic-electric guitar gives you all the workmanship of a genuine USA-made Gibson acoustic for a more musician-friendly price. Gibson's J Series round-shouldered dreadnought body style resonates a big sound, and with a spruce top and walnut back and sides, your pickings and strums will consistently cut through the mix with warmth and overall tonal appeal. This American-made guitar features a walnut fingerboard, 20 frets with close and comfortable action, and Baggs Element electronics to capture and accurately replicate the natural tonal dimensions of your playing style. This acoustic-electric is great for large stages, small intimate performances, the studio, your bedroom, or pretty much any setting.
Intriguing Round-Shoulder Dreadnought ShapeDreadnought body shapes usually feature broad shoulders and a somewhat larger size. Your Gibson J-15 has a slightly more petite rounded-shoulder shape that's instantly recognizable to Gibson acoustic guitar fans -- it's the same shape as Gibson's most popular acoustic, the J-45. In fact, your J-15 boasts the same bracing pattern as the J-45. As you'd expect from a Gibson acoustic, the J-15's dreadnought body brings out a large and powerful sound, so when you hit this axe hard, anyone within earshot hears it loud and clear.
Spruce and Walnut -- Bright and TightSpruce is an overwhelmingly popular tonewood choice for the tops of acoustic-electric guitars. It features an appealing linear grain pattern that's easy on the eyes, and it can handle scratches and dings better than other woods can. Sonically, walnut brings in an additional helping of brightness without neglecting the midrange. Overall, it's somewhere between mahogany and rosewood, though not quite as dark-sounding. It all adds up to a solid tonewood combination for the Gibson J-15 acoustic-electric.
Baggs Element Pickup SystemThe Baggs Element pickup system on your Gibson J-15 delivers a warm and well-balanced sound for the PA or your amplifier. A well-hidden under-saddle transducer holds up well to atmospheric changes, and remains stable and secure if you like to move around a lot while you play. This Baggs pickup delivers clean and consistently well-articulated output, strum after strum. A removable and unobtrusive volume control rests snugly inside the soundhole for easy access.
Walnut and Maple Neck for Smooth Melodic SailingMaple and walnut are a great tonewood pairing, bringing brightness and crispness to the game. Your fingers are in for hours of smooth sonic sailing as they navigate their way along the J-15's smooth walnut 20-fret fingerboard. Whether you're going for intimate folk-sounding chord changes, or looking to fly around the fretboard, this neck will always play with a welcoming and satisfying feel.
Features:- Acoustic-electric guitar with hardshell case
- Round-shouldered dreadnought shape
- J-45 bracing for a midrange boost
- Dovetail neck joint and hide-glue construction for smooth transfer of sound
- Spruce top with walnut back and sides
- Dot fingerboard position inlays
- Baggs Element pickup for accurate capture and natural reproduction
- Maple neck with walnut stinger
- 20 frets with close action
- Smooth and buttery walnut fingerboard
- Scale length of 24.75"
- Mini Grover tuners
Reviews From Buyers
Where do I start? this guitar is beautiful and sounds amazing. Right out of the custom hard-shell case with a quick tune up and I was strumming away. The action, as others have stated, may be a touch high but I'm sure a tech can remedy this easily. The price on this stunning guitar is very affordable and with zZounds payment plan it is easy to get in your hands now. Another important piece of info about the J-15 is that it is made from sustainable woods from North American Walnut and Sitka Spruce and built in Bozeman, Montana. The solid walnut back and sides give it great mid-range and highs with ample bass but not as deep as a Martin. This isn't a complaint, just an observation. The sustain on this guitar is fantastic and it really rings out without the amp. Once you plug it in you open it up to a whole bunch of new sounds. And the volume knob is hidden but easily accessible just under the sound hole. It has a gorgeous abalone rosette and mother of pearl dot inlays on a 24.75" almond on maple neck. These are just minor enhancements but they really pop and the nitrocellulose coating makes every inch of the guitar glimmer. I play mostly country and some mellow rock and this guitar is easy to finger-pick and strum. I have only been playing for about a year so it is important for me to have a guitar that it is easy to play especially because I have plump fingers. I have had trouble playing my dad's guitars that have 1 11/16" nut width but this guitar's 1.725" nut width makes a huge difference for a beginner like me. I looked and played other guitars before I chose the J-15 and couldn't be happier. And one last thing about the walnut back and sides, it looks so incredibly beautiful when you look at it, so much better than looking at it in the pictures. I know it sounds cliche but I can't see myself ever getting rid of this guitar.
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