Gibson J-40 Natural 1971

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson J-40 Natural 1971

Vintage
Serial #681434

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Summary
Finish Details: Original
Top Material: Spruce Top
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Body Details: Mahogany back and sides with solid spruce top; several braces have been reglued. The top has some warping and bellying at the bridge, and the bridge is lifting slightly at the corners. The bridge is secure and the bellying is not affecting playability. The top has two repaired cracks, one between the soundhole and bridge, and one at the bass waist.
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .77" (1st fret), .99" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00" to
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 25 1/4"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and headstock volute. The neck has been reset. There is a small repaired wing crack on the back of the headstock just below the treble tuner plate.
Electronics: None
Hardware: Non-original bone saddle
Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck has been reset -The saddle has been replaced -Several braces have been reglued -The top has a few repaired cracks
Case Details: Chipboard case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows wear appropriate for its age; the finish has areas of checking, hazing, and small dings throughout the body and neck. The sides of the body have numerous small dings, and the back of the body has moderate buckle rash. There is some finish wear around the neck heel from the neck being reset. The top has some warping and bellying at the bridge as well.
Serial Number: 681434
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and light neck relief. The frets are narrow and fairly low with minor wear. The serial number dates the guitar to 1971.

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