- Solid Sitka spruce top finished in antique natural
- Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing reinforces soundboard
- Nitrocellulose lacquer preserves and protects finish
- Walnut back and sides with multi-ply top and single-ply binding
- Maple neck shaped with slimtaper profile for comfort
- Luxurious walnut fingerboard provides a wonderful playground
- 20-fret walnut fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- L.R. Baggs element pickup system translates timbre beautifully
- Nickel mini Grover tuning machines uphold integrity dutifully
- Includes Gibson hardshell case, and accessory kit
The Gibson Acoustic 2018 J-15 Electro Acoustic Guitar in Antique Natural is a hand-built beauty that hails from Bozeman, Montana. Treated to the same expert craftsmanship from Gibson's luthiers, the 2018 J-15 is an excellent electro acoustic that would suit players of all levels. Whether you're simply kicking back at home and playing along to your favourite tunes, or taking to the stage to perform to thousands of adoring fans, this is the model for you.
Round shoulder design
The body draws on the round shoulder dreadnought body shape for a balance of comfort and power. Using solid walnut for the back and sides, the J-15 establishes a strong midrange foundation, which utilises the dreadnought shape to full effect to produce a robust timbre. The addition of a solid Sitka spruce top allows the guitar to project with confidence. To reinforce the top, traditional hand-scalloped bracing has been employed to prevent unwanted buckling or warping of the soundboard over time.
Gibson have given the 2018 J-15 an antique natural finish, which is protected by a slender yet resilient layer of hand-sprayed nitrocellulose. You can rest assured that the understated finish of the guitar will remain in pristine condition for years to come. The soundhole is adorned with a decorative rosette, whilst multi-ply binding encircles the top with single-ply binding around the bottom.
Two-piece maple neck
Fitted to the body via a compound dovetail neck-to-body joint is a sturdy two-piece maple neck, which has been shaped to the slimtaper profile for comfort. Married to the neck is a walnut fingerboard, which is home to 20 frets that are adorned with mother-of-pearl dot position inlays to guide your way. The neck has also been treated to a thin layer of nitrocellulose, again to protect the wood from superficial playing wear and tear. The neck provides a substantial yet manageable feel in the hand, whilst the fingerboard offers a luxurious playground for your fingers to explore.
L.R. Baggs Element pickup system
The Gibson 2018 J-15 is equipped with the L.R. Baggs Element pickup system, which is designed to translate the lush acoustic timbre of the guitar with the utmost fidelity. Mirroring the soundboard's movement during performances, the responsive electronics system enables the output level of the guitar to be attenuation without adding colouration to the signal, preventing unwanted noise, feedback, compression or phasing.
In keeping with the subtle finish, a modestly proportioned teardrop-shaped tortoise pickguard protects the lower bout of the body top from unwanted pick scrapes. Mini Grover tuning machines uphold tuning integrity dutifully, whilst the traditional rectangle-shaped walnut bridge reinforces the strings' connection to the body to optimise intonation and sustain.
Each Gibson Acoustic 2018 J-15 Electro Acoustic in Antique Natural is supplied with a hardshell case, and accessory kit.