Description

FON: 5635_19. This was something of a barn find I took in trade. It seems like I’ve been working on it a little every day for six months and finally have it to the point where it’s presentable. Underneath all the wax and grime is a 1950 J-45 in very good original condition. The top has miles of spider webbing, some scrapes, scratches, and playwear but no abuse. There was even some shine remaining in the finish. The sides and back are still a little dull and are scratched consistent with the top. There are no cracks. Tuners are rusted but turn easily and hold. There’s a little finish missing from the back of the neck mostly like from a capo but it’s not into the wood. The neck plays very easily – 1 11/16ths at the nut -- and has some heft to it. It has supposedly had a neck reset by a celebrity luthier. Indeed the action is excellent and the neck has been set to the original saddle. Original frets in good condition. It plays well up the neck with no buzzing with the Martin medium/lights I have on it now. The tone has become big and round with those classic Gibson mids and considerable low end. I think of these as a classic rock and roll guitar (think Jeff Tweedy on California Nights) but for any accompaniment where that old time dry and woody sound is needed it will deliver. Comes in a new red fur lined tweedy hard case.

Year Condition Color Case
1950 Very Good Sunburst Hard

$5,500

Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
4:20 PM

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All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.