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1990 Gibson J-45 SN 91640003

A nice example of a fairly early Montana division J-45, this guitar is in excellent shape with little wear. It is entirely original including the hard shell case, the neck angle and playability are excellent. The back and sides are mahogany and the top is spruce with that nice Gibson sunburst finish (note that the dark diagonal line across the top that is visible in the first two pics, where your arm would lay when playing the guitar, is a shadow and not color in the finish or the top). The fret board and bridge are rosewood. The neck is flat under tension and the truss rod functions properly, the frets are in great shape. The guitar has had two hairline cracks on either side of the fret board extension repaired in my shop about 7 or 8 years ago, they remain tight and stable, visible only on very close inspection and are of no concern currently. Structurally stable inside, all of the bracing is secure and in good shape. The action is currently set at 6/64" and 5/64" ( at either E string, measured at the 12th fret), great for fingerstyle, plays well for strumming as well but if you are an aggressive flat picker you might want to bump the action up a bit. Plenty of saddle showing above the slot currently. Has the typical Gibson 'thump' in the bass and jangly mids and trebles. Very good J-45 that is closing in on 30 years old. $1500

Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair

Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair

1990
Gibson
Excellent
Original Hard
Kovacik Guitars and Fretted Instrument Repair
Steven Kovacik
Scotia, NY
4:43 PM
By appointment

Money order, personal check (must clear before item ships), cashier check, wire transfer, Paypal.

I generally ship by UPS and will ship an item within 48 hours (usually the next day) of having received or cleared payment. Exact shipping costs will be added to the total for the buyer once the buyer has provided a shipping address. I insure everything for fulll purchase price.

Items are sold with a 48 hour approval period unless clearly marked "AS IS" in the listing. AS IS items are not returnable. If an item is going to be returned it is at the buyer's expense and the item must be shipped within 24 hours of the buyer notifying Kovacik Guitars of intent to return. Any returned items must be shipped in the original packaging and MUST be fully insured when returned. Once an item is returned to Kovacik Guitars and judged to be in the same condition as when originally sold a full refund will be issued.