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Four of Gibson’s Most Popular Acoustics Get the Custom Treatment

Gibson Acoustic Custom guitars

The Gibson Custom Shop unveils four revamped versions of its most popular acoustic guitar models.


he J-45, Hummingbird, SJ-200, and the Songwriter EC acoustics from the Gibson Custom Shop retain the classic features and sound that players love but with new cosmetic appointments that are inspired by the legendary Les Paul Custom. This quartet of Gibson Custom acoustics is available worldwide at authorized, premium Gibson Custom dealers.

The Gibson Les Paul Custom came to life when Les Paul himself requested a guitar that “looks like a tuxedo.” Now, this timeless aesthetic is available on a quartet of stunning acoustic guitars from Gibson Custom, handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana, with premium appointments and finished in gloss Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer. With their Ebony finishes and Custom-inspired cosmetics, including multi-ply binding, mother-of-pearl block fretboard inlays, and the Custom split diamond headstock inlay, these Gibson Custom acoustics have the “tuxedo” appointments and visual appeal of the legendary Les Paul Custom. The solid Sitka spruce top used on Gibson Custom acoustic guitars is a classic tonewood that provides a rich, well-balanced, and highly responsive tone. The onboard L.R. Baggs Session VTC electronics include an onboard preamp and under-saddle piezo pickup, making these exceptional guitars stage and studio-ready from the moment you first take them out of their hardshell cases.

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J-45 Custom

The J-45 is the most popular Gibson acoustic model of all time. Its distinctive tone has made it the choice of musical legends across genres for decades. Now, the Gibson Custom Shop is proud to introduce the new J-45 Custom. The classic J-45 features that players demand are all here, including a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany SlimTaper™ neck with a 24.75” scale length. The J-45 Custom takes things to the next level with Les Paul Custom-inspired cosmetics, including an Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, multi-ply binding on the top and back, a Les Paul-style peghead with a Custom split diamond inlay in mother of pearl, a bound ebony fretboard with mother of pearl Custom Block inlays, and gold Grover Rotomatic tuners. It comes equipped with L.R. Baggs Session VTC electronics and a hardshell case.

Hummingbird Custom

The Hummingbird was Gibson’s first square-shoulder acoustic model and has been the choice of musical legends across genres for generations. Now, the Gibson Custom Shop is proud to introduce the new Hummingbird Custom. It builds on the classic Hummingbird features that players expect, including a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a 24.75” scale mahogany neck with a round profile, and adds Les Paul Custom-inspired cosmetics, including an Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, multi-ply binding on the top and back, a Les Paul-style peghead with a Custom split diamond inlay in mother of pearl, a bound ebony fretboard with mother of pearl Custom Block inlays, and gold Grover Rotomatic tuners. It comes equipped with L.R. Baggs Session VTC electronics and a hardshell case.

SJ-200 Custom

The SJ-200 is renowned worldwide as the “King of the Flat-tops.” First introduced in 1937, musical legends have embraced this superlative instrument across genres for generations. The Super Jumbo flamed maple body, paired with a Sitka spruce top, delivers outstanding tone and unparalleled projection. This version of the SJ-200 gets the Custom treatment with Les Paul Custom-inspired cosmetics, including an Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, multi-ply binding on the top and back, a bound Les Paul style peghead with a Custom split diamond inlay in mother of pearl, a bound ebony fretboard with mother of pearl Custom Block inlays, and gold Grover Rotomatic tuners. It comes equipped with a hardshell case and L.R. Baggs Session VTC electronics for plug-and-play use on stage or in the studio.

Songwriter EC Custom

Whether you’re writing a new song or taking it to the stage, the Songwriter EC Custom is an ideal musical partner. First introduced in 2003, the Songwriter combines Gibson’s time-honored bracing patterns of the 1930s with our original dreadnought shape, providing outstanding tonal quality. The solid rosewood back and sides, paired with the solid Sitka spruce top, delivers a full, rich, and balanced tone. The cutaway body ensures excellent access to the upper frets on the comfortable, ebony fretboard-equipped round profile mahogany neck. This version of the Songwriter gets the Custom treatment, with Les Paul Custom-inspired cosmetics, including an Ebony nitrocellulose lacquer finish, multi-ply binding on the top and back, a Les Paul-style peghead with a Custom split diamond inlay in mother of pearl, a bound ebony fretboard with mother of pearl Custom Block inlays, and gold Grover Rotomatic tuners. It comes equipped with L.R. Baggs Session VTC electronics and a hardshell case.

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