Gibson announce the John Hiatt J-45 acoustic 29-Mar-10
Here's the Gibson press release...
From his first hit penned for Three Dog Night while working as a Nashville songsmith (1974's Billboard No.16 "Sure As I'm Sitting Here") to his highly acclaimed new album, The Open Road, John Hiatt has long been celebrated as one of the most potent songwriters in the business, and as a solo artist in his own right, his voice is known for its unparalleled power. While his songs have been recorded and performed by Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton & B.B. King, Rosanne Cash, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Keith Urban, and many others, few experiences are quite as moving as sitting in a packed house while a lone Hiatt and his acoustic guitar belt out "Have a Little Faith in Me", "Perfectly Good Guitar", or "Crossing Muddy Waters". In celebration of Hiatt's achievements, Gibson Acoustic is pleased to present the John Hiatt J-45, a custom-appointed acoustic guitar from the luthiers of Bozeman, Montana.
With the lines of the beloved J-45 "round-shouldered" dreadnought and Hiatt's own specifications of solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and one-piece mahogany neck with "modified V" profile and 24 3/4"-scale Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, the John Hiatt J-45 is a sweet tone machine on par with the best pre-War Gibson flat-tops, yet equipped as a top-flight performance machine for today's professional singer-songwriter.
Upgraded details such as advanced, scalloped X bracing, the unparalleled Fishman Ellipse matrix blend and preamp system, a bone nut and Tusq saddle all work to ensure rich, resonant tones, either unplugged or fully amplified, while a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose Triple-Burst finish, multi-ply top binding, double-ring rosette, fire-stripe pickguard, mother-of-pearl dot inlays, and "John Hiatt" signature engraved truss-rod cover all declare that this is a rare and exclusive instrument.
Only 100 John Hiatt Model guitars will be produced by Gibson, and each one comes with a formfitting hardshell case with plush blue lining, an owner's manual, and Gibson's Gold Warranty. Pricing and Availability: