The Gibson J-45 flat-top guitar first appeared in 1942.. The J-45, Gibson’s “Workhorse” acoustic - is certainly not their fanciest guitar, but it has endured over the decades as an instrument of choice for many, including guitarists Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Holly, David Gilmour and many more.
World renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection, the Gibson J-45 Standard has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights.
The new Gibson 50s J-45 Original model flaunts vintage-inspired detailing from the golden era of Gibson. The 60s J-45 Original offers a period-correct 1 11/16’’ nut width, which allows for comfortable fingering in any position along the mahogany neck.
Reno’s Music specializes in Martin Custom Shop Guitars, Bourgeois and Gibson acoustic Guitars, Eastman Mandolins and Guitars, and Hawaiian-made Kamaka ukuleles. Our focus is to offer an excellent selection of high quality instruments that not only sound great, but are also visually appealing. Mark Rohrer, our Martin guitar expert, makes a trip to the Martin factory twice a year to hand-pick tone woods for many of our custom shop models. He is also happy to take your specs with him to the factory, to discuss the guitar of your dreams with the Martin Custom Shop crew.
For 45 years, Bourgeois has been building fine acoustic guitars with flawless craftsmanship. Their renown system of hand voicing each instrument brings guitarists the playing experience of a lifetime, every time. If a Bourgeois guitar is in your future, give Mark a call and he will get you a factory quote for the guitar of your dreams.
We are always looking for well cared for guitars as trade-ins. Visit our Pre-Owned & Vintage Page to see our current inventory of used instruments.
Click here to visit our Kamaka Ukulele Information Center for details about Kamaka ukulele sizes, Koa as a tone wood, and a temperature and humidity guide for your ukulele.
Did You Know
Did you know the original pineapple ukulele was designed and patented by Sam Kamaka Sr?
Did you know that since 1916, Kamaka Ukulele has allowed the koa wood to age for four years, rather than kiln dry?
Did you know naturally aged wood will dramatically improve sound quality and avoid warping?
Did you know ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro began playing a Kamaka soprano ukulele when he was 4 years old?
Did you know the name "Kamaka" means "the eye" or "the vision" in Hawaiian?
Did you know that every Kamaka ukulele is touched by the hands of at least 20 craftsmen during the building process?
Did you know if you purchase a Kamaka Ukulele from GuitarHotline you will receive a FREE Kamaka Ukulele Stand ($69.95 Value)?
We have been “Serving Musicians Since 1991”. You can view our instruments on-line or visit our showroom located at 9715 Kincaid Dr, Suite 1250, Fishers, Indiana 46037. When you are in the Indy area, please stop by for a visit. At Reno’s Music, we believe that when you are purchasing a Martin guitar, Eastman mandolin or Kamaka ukulele, you are quite likely buying your “Lifetime Instrument”. Our goal is to make that experience an enjoyable one. Please email Mark at [email protected], call toll-free (888)795-3582, or locally(317)849-5744, with any questions you might have, or to schedule a visit to our Fishers, Indiana showroom.