Circa 1942 Gibson J45 Banner. Here we have a fantastic wartime era Gibson J45 from the Kalamazoo factory. Bound Mahogany back and sides with a spruce top finished in the typical sunburst for the period. 1940s Profile (Chunky C) Mahogany neck with a 20 fret Brazilian Rosewood 12” radius fingerboard and dot inlays. Open back plastic tip tuners and tortoiseshell pickguard. The guitar is in great condition for its age, there is general wear as expected, some small dings and scratches, nothing major. There are a couple of splits at the back which have been professionally repaired and are solid. The top seam shows a separation line, this was checked and clit between the braces. It is solid and it is just aesthetics. The nut width is 42mm The guitar weighs 4.46Lb or 2Kg The action is comfortable at 2.25mm Low E on the 12th fret and at 1.75mm on the top E. The action can be lowered further without the need for a neck re-set as there is a fair bit of saddle height that can be lowered. Fantastic tone as you would expect from one of these rare beauties. Comes with a case.
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