Up for sale, a 2005 Gibson Historic Collection J-45 in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The precursor to the current True Vintage line, the Historic Collection endeavored to faithfully reissue an instrument that has the look, feel, and tonal properties of a vintage J-45. As Gibson's most popular dreadnought acoustic guitar since its introduction in 1942, the soft shoulder J-45 design delivers great warmth, excellent projection, and a clear, dynamic response. Featuring a AA Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, this particular Gibson acoustic is featherweight at only 4lbs 2oz and has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 12-53 phosphor bronze strings and low, comfortable action.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a medium C shaped profile that borders on the slender side of things while still feeling substantial, with rolled fretboard edges and slight shoulders. The generous slab rosewood fretboard boasts vintage-style fretwire which is in fantastic shape, showing only light wear beneath the B and E strings on frets 1-5, and virtually no wear further up the neck. The frets retain their full, original height and the crowns are well rounded, playing easily up the neck with no buzzing. The nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width, and the headstock boasts a silkscreened gold "Gibson" logo along with a set of stock Kluson-style nickel tuners with white buttons. The "Historic Collection" logo is clean and intact as well.

The soft shoulder X braced dreadnought body is in fantastic shape with no cracks or repairs and a stately vintage sunburst nitro lacquer finish. The rosewood bridge sits securely on the top with no lifting edges and the top is nice and flat with braces that are in great shape. Visible through the soundhole, the orange oval Gibson label notes the Historic Collection provenance of the instrument, with a serial number that dates the guitar to 2005. There are some light scratches in the clear coat on the back and some pick wear south of the pickguard on the treble side of the body, but as the photos show, this J-45 has only been lightly played and is in excellent condition.

A hardshell case is included (not pictured).
Year Condition Color Case
2005 Excellent Sunburst Hard

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
Seattle, WA
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We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.