Over the past year, Gibson has introduced a few new models-- the Modern Series and the Original Series, as well as a new Gibson Acoustic Custom Shop. Now, the company is launching the Generation Series of acoustic guitars.
The Generation Series guitars provide players with the classic Gibson tone and quality at an affordable price. There will be two models in the series: the Gibson G-45 Standard and the Gibson G-45 Studio. These new guitars are designed after the Gibson J-45, which has a round shoulder body shape. The Generation Series models are complete with a sitka spruce soundboard, walnut backs and sides, and a Fishman Sonitone preamp. They also include Mini Grover Rotomatic tuning pegs. The scale length of the models is 24.75" and the fretboard radius is 16"-- the same measurements as many other Gibson guitar models.
The Generation Series guitars go back to the basics visually, showing off a more classic and simplistic look, but still include the key elements which make Gibson products so high-quality: all-solid tonewood, dove-tail neck joints, hot-hide glue constructions, and a flawless nitrocellulose finish.
The Gibson G-45 Studio model has a multi-ply binding on its top, dot inlays, a walnut bridge and fingerboard, and a satin nitrocellulose finish.
The G-45 Standard has darker a darker Richlite bridge and fingerboard, a glossy nitrocellulose finish, diamond inlays, and black binding around the back and sides of the model.
In addition to a high-end finished product, the Generation Series models are built in Gibson's Bozeman, Montana-- the dry climate is perfect for regulation of moisture content of the tonewoods, which makes them more reliable materials.