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Gibson - J-15 Dreadnaught

Every inch a Gibson, the J-15 is handcrafted from solid North American tone-woods, Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, and a maple neck. Built by our master-craftsmen using the same methods as all Gibson Acoustic models, the J-15 has a hand-fitted dovetail neck-to-body joint secured with hide glue to ensure resonance from strings to body.

-Tonewoods: The J-15 is handmade using North American tone woods
-Tuners: Precise Grover Mini Nickel tuners crown the headstock providing tuning stability
-Pickup: An LR Baggs™ Element provides easy plug and play with a sound hole mounted volume control
-Pickguard: A tear drop shape pickguard adds a traditional look to the J-15
-Inlay: Mother-of-pearl position markers are inlaid into the walnut fingerboard and bridge
-Improved Feel: The fingerboard edge is softened to comfortably fit the contour of the player's hand.
-Enhanced Finish: Finer grit sandpaper and polishing compounds for gloss finish
-Premium Setup: Utilizing state-of-the-art German engineered Plek technology to create the finest playing surface possible. Hand finished for the world's finest feel and playability.
-Smoother hand rubbed and oiled fingerboard and bridges: New penetrating and finishing oil last longer and maximizes woods natural vibrancy.

Body


Top
Wood Species: Sitka Spruce
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: 4 ply top

Back
Wood Species: Walnut
Pieces: 2
Binding: 1 ply

Weight
Average Weight (body only): 1.16 kg / 2.57 lbs

Neck


Neck
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2

Details
Truss Rod: Single Action
Profile: Slim Taper
Thickness at Fret 1: 2.10cm / .827"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50, hot hide glue neck joint
Average Weight: 444.5 gr / 15.68 oz

Peg Head
Type: AJ
Logo: Block Decal
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Compound Dovetail neck joint for resonance distribution throughout guitar

Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 3 degrees
Type: Compound Dovetail
Adhesive: Hot hide glue
Gauges Used: Short Scale Pitch Gauge

Nut
Style: Traditional
Material: Tusq
Width: 4.38 cm / 1.725"
Slots:
E: .053
A: .043
D: .032
G: .024
B: .016
e: .012

Fingerboard
Wood Species: Walnut
Pieces: 1

Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 20
Nut/End of Board: 4.38cm / 1.725" @ nut, 5.70cm / 2.245" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865cm / 24.75"
Side Dots (Color): White

Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Mother of Pearl
Average Weight: 99.79gr / 3.52 oz

Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: Radiused top with scalloped bracing for projection and resonance

Body Contour
Carve: Radiuses

Finishes


Antique Natural
Color Code: AN
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top Coat: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut

Hardware


Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Mini Rotomatics
Weight: 33.56 gr / 1.184 oz

Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 140-130-610

String Dimensions
E:0.053
A:0.042
D:0.032
G:0.024
B:0.016
e:0.012

Bridge
Style: Rectangle
Material: Walnut with Tusq saddle
Part number: 140-120-911.5, 140-130-866
Weight: 13.60 gr / 0.48 oz

Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono

Plastics


Truss Rod Cover
Style: B/W
Part Number: 140-130-840

Accessories


Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
Manual: Gibson Acoustic Owner's Manual
COA/Other: None

Website: http://www.gibson.com/Products/Acoustic-Instruments/2017/J-15.aspx

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