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New Price. FON: 2558-45. Banner J-45 in superb excellent condition from the outstanding 2558 batch. Bound two-piece red spruce top with four-ply rosette, rosewood bridge that appears to be original, and dark mock-tortoise-shell guard. The top shows some checking and a very tightly repaired inside pickguard crack but is otherwise very clean with 99.9% of the finish shiny and intact. The center seam is checked but intact. The dark-stained mahogany sides and bound back are immaculate; no cracks and very little scratching. The neck is the desirable three-piece maple and walnut of considerable heft and no wear in the finish except a little chipping around the heel. The headstock shows the script logo and the “Only a Gibson is Good Enough” banner. Tuners are the original Klusons with the original buttons in great shape. The fretboard is probably gumwood, a fine woodworking wood Gibson used when the rosewood ran out, with one small divot on the second fret. There is a little flaking of the logo. Inside is as you would expect on a guitar this clean – two scalloped tone bars, original bridge plate, and original linen over X-brace junction, all in great condition. One brace has been reglued with only a tell-tale sign – no slopping. The neck has been reset and refretted by Mark Tossman. The action is medium low with medium strings (13s) and the tone is very powerful – plenty of bass, gutsy midrange, and clear trebles. It plays well up and down the neck. Comes with a 70’s chipboard case that should be upgraded if this guitar is to be shipped.

Year Condition Color Case
~1943 Excellent Sunburst Soft

Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
3:33 AM

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We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. 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.

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.