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Old 01-27-2021, 02:19 PM
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Default 1944 Gibson J-45

Up for sale is a phenomenal 1944 Gibson J-45. As you probably know, the war years are generally regarded the best era for this model, and this guitar exemplifies that. Check out the video demo here:

https://youtu.be/D9evYkWarqA

The sound is beautiful and “emotive” in the way only the best Gibsons can be. This guitar has a mahogany top, back, and sides. There is a small repaired side crack along with a few gouges here and there. Although the saddle is fairly low, the playability is excellent, and my luthier Chris Bozung confirmed that a neck reset is not necessary. There is a ton of finish checking, and the guitar seems to have been buffed and cleaned recently, but I have verified that the finish is original. The only touchup work (done by John Arnold) is in front of the current, appropriately-sized bridge, which is a replacement for the previous oversized one. Most of the banner decal on the headstock has been scratched off, but you can still its outline. A majority of the “Gibson” logo is still visible. The guitar also has a sharp-looking Brazilian rosewood fretboard.

Just an awesome guitar all around. Asking $SOLD + shipping. Comes with TKL tweed hardshell case. No trades, please.
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Wow I love the wear on this. Sounds killer too
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Tuesday bump for a fantastic-sounding Banner J-45!
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hey, just a heads up that your youtube video is "unavailable".
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That looks like a nice one...



Is that the same one that liketelivision sold recently, or is is common
for the banner to fall off?

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hey, just a heads up that your youtube video is "unavailable".
I think they get deleted when they sell.
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