How Many Guitars Do You Really Need?

To a non-musician, it’s difficult to justify why someone would need more than one guitar. Ok, maybe two; an electric and an acoustic. Doesn’t that about cover it?

Hardly. Imagine a ballerina with one pair of toe shoes or a golfer with a single club. My view is that the better you get as a musician, the more you appreciate and understand the craftsmanship that goes into making a great instrument.

Gibson J45

Gibson J45

The J-45 is part of Gibson’s round-shoulder “jumbo” line and is Gibson’s best-selling acoustic guitar of all time.

Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, this iconic instrument is world renowned for its full, balanced sound. It delivers an outstanding dynamic range — warm, resonant mids, and a tight punchy bass.

Hand-built in Bozeman, Montana by master craftspeople using rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top, it’s an absolute irk of art. The J45’s slim body makes it very comfortable under the arm. I went for the Rosewood Burst finish. I couldn’t be happier with it! I hate putting it down.

Over the years, the J-45 has been a go-to for legends like James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. I’m excited to see what kind of songs I write on this baby!


Born on this day

  • Cindy Blackman Santana, drummer, (Lenny Kravitz; Santana), b. Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1959
  • Kirk Hammett, Guitarist (Metallica), b., San Francisco, California. 1962
  • Johnny Mercer, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic), b. Savannah, Georgia, 1909
  • Carter Burwell, Film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City

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