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  • Instrument: Dreadnought

  • Brand: Gibson

  • Model: J-45 Banner

  • Finish: Sunburst

  • SKU: GF5559

  • Original Finish: Yes

  • Original Parts: No

  • Handedness: Right

  • Made In Year: 1944 - 1945

  • Top: Mahogany

  • Back and Sides: Mahogany

  • Finish Material: Lacquer

  • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple / Brazilian Rosewood

  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"

  • Neck Depth: 1.065" - 1.125"

  • Neck Profile: Large Rounded C

  • Brace Pattern: X

  • Tuners: Open-gear (Original)

  • Bridge: Rosewood

  • Scale Length: 24.75"

  • Nut Width: 1.769"

  • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.240"

  • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

  • Case: HSC

  • Modifications/Repairs: Neck reset, refret, replaced bridge, bridge reglue, replaced bridge plate, new nut/saddle, reglued braces, top/back/side crack repairs, reattached headstock wings

Introduced in 1942 to replace the inexpensive Great Depression-era flattop J-35, the J-45 standardized the company's approach to the dreadnought guitar. This is a wartime era 'Banner' J-45 with the classic words "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" inscribed on the headstock.

It has a had a bit of work done to it including a neck reset, re-fret, replaced bridge, bridge re-glue, replaced bridge plate, new nut and saddle, re-glued braces, top, back and side crack repairs, and reattached headstock wings. Thanks to the repairs though, it plays excellently and sounds incredible.

One thing to note: If you like a large neck on a guitar, this one is for you! It has a depth of 1.065" to 1.125" and truly exemplifies the baseball bat moniker that gets thrown around. Regardless, it really is a joy to play and sits very comfortably in the hand.

Includes a non original hard shell case.

Gibson J-45 Banner 1944, Sunburst

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    Description

    Introduced in 1942 to replace the inexpensive Great Depression-era flattop J-35, the J-45 standardized the company's approach to the dreadnought guitar. This is a wartime era 'Banner' J-45 with the classic words "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" inscribed on the headstock.

    It has a had a bit of work done to it including a neck reset, re-fret, replaced bridge, bridge re-glue, replaced bridge plate, new nut and saddle, re-glued braces, top, back and side crack repairs, and reattached headstock wings. Thanks to the repairs though, it plays excellently and sounds incredible.

    One thing to note: If you like a large neck on a guitar, this one is for you! It has a depth of 1.065" to 1.125" and truly exemplifies the baseball bat moniker that gets thrown around. Regardless, it really is a joy to play and sits very comfortably in the hand.

    Includes a non original hard shell case.

    Spec
    • Instrument: Dreadnought

    • Brand: Gibson

    • Model: J-45 Banner

    • Finish: Sunburst

    • SKU: GF5559

    • Original Finish: Yes

    • Original Parts: No

    • Handedness: Right

    • Made In Year: 1944 - 1945

    • Top: Mahogany

    • Back and Sides: Mahogany

    • Finish Material: Lacquer

    • Neck/Fingerboard: Maple / Brazilian Rosewood

    • Fingerboard Radius: 12"

    • Neck Depth: 1.065" - 1.125"

    • Neck Profile: Large Rounded C

    • Brace Pattern: X

    • Tuners: Open-gear (Original)

    • Bridge: Rosewood

    • Scale Length: 24.75"

    • Nut Width: 1.769"

    • String Spacing at Saddle: 2.240"

    • Contains Brazilian Rosewood (Y/N): Y

    • Case: HSC

    • Modifications/Repairs: Neck reset, refret, replaced bridge, bridge reglue, replaced bridge plate, new nut/saddle, reglued braces, top/back/side crack repairs, reattached headstock wings

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