Gibson Custom Shop 1942 Banner J-45, Mahogany & Red Spruce - Pre-Owned


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"Inspired by the holy grail of vintage acoustic instruments, luthiers in Montana meticulously crafted a J-45 just like the most popular and celebrated version in structure and components. The new 1942 Banner J-45 includes a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, hot hide glue top bracing for better tonal response, and a bone nut and saddle."

Gibson says it best! This pre-owned 2020 J-45 reissue beautifully recreates the magic of those early Gibson jumbos, coming to us in excellent condition. Stiff, powerful Adirondack spruce and mahogany provide the crisp, rumbling power these guitars are known for, while the rosewood fretboard and bridge and simple ivoroid binding and rosette bring the vintage vibe. This 2020 model out of the Bozeman, MT Custom Shop is in excellent condition.

  • Model: 14-fret jumbo
  • Top: Thermally aged red spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany with V profile
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing in red spruce
  • Construction: Hot hide glue
  • Finish: Thin nitrocellulose finish
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1.72"
  • Serial number: 23480010
  • Year of build: 2020
  • Case: Period correct hardshell


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