Gibson 1948 J-45, Mahogany & Sitka Spruce - Pre-Owned

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First launched by Gibson in 1942, the J-45 standardized their slope shouldered jumbo design (their answer to Martin's dreadnought). With its no-frills look and famous sunburst, the J-45 has long been nicknamed “The Workhorse” by players, and for good reason. This guitar can take just about anything you throw at it. From simple strumming to fingerstyle and flatpicking, the J-45 can cover it. The guitar has long been favored by singer-songwriters, as its mellow sound fits perfectly beneath vocals. It features a Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and "baseball bat" mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard and bridge, simple MOP dot inlays, and the later post-war gold "Gibson" block logo on the headstock.

The overall condition of this guitar is very good, with plenty of well-earned cosmetic wear from a long life of being played. There's evidence of a bridge reglue, as you can see in the photos. For an in-hand description, please feel free to get in contact with us.

  • Year: 1948
  • Model: Slope shouldered jumbo
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany with C profile
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1.72"
  • Serial number: 2851 16
  • Case: Hardshell

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