Gibson launches Generation G-45 acoustics

As the name suggests, the line is designed to appeal to younger players.

Gibson G-45 Studio Acoustic angled shot

The G-45 Studio

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[Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect additional information]

Back at Winter NAMM 2019, Gibson revealed the Generation line – a brand-new range of US-made acoustic guitars aimed at a new generation of guitar players. The first offerings from the line – the G-45 Studio and Standard – are now officially on the market.

Both instruments boast a blend of classic and modern designs. Gibson’s famed build techniques are applied to both acoustics, including a hide-glued dovetail neck as well as domed top braces. The classic appeal is boosted by the guitars’ round-shouldered profile, an element borrowed from Gibson staples like the J-45.

Modern features, on the other hand, include slimmer body depths and an Advanced Response neck profile, the latter of which is touted to provide comfort all across the neck.

Gibson G-45 Standard acoustic landscape
The G-45 standard

In terms of tonewoods, the Studio and Standard feature solid Sitka spruce tops, walnut back and sides and Richlite fingerboards. Both models also sport Fishman Sonitone pickups which are designed to capture sonic details. Whether it’s on stage, in the studio or in your bedroom, all you need to do is plug-and-play.

“We are very excited about the new Gibson Generation line offering the Gibson craftmanship at an accessible premium price point,” said Cesar Gueikian, Gibson’s Chief Merchant Officer back at NAMM 2019. The Studio retails for $999 and the Standard for $1,299.

The Generation line follows on from Gibson’s other big launch at NAMM 2019, the new 50s and 60s Spec Les Pauls and other classic-vibed instruments.

Here’s an overview of the two acoustics:

For more info, head over to gibson.com.


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