Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1944

6-String Acoustic Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Gibson J-45 Sunburst 1944

Vintage
  • $11,995.00
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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 visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: The body has been fully oversprayed; the neck and headstock finish appears to be original. There is a rose decal on the front of the bass shoulder, under the clear coat.
Body Material: Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): 1.00" (1st fret), 1.05" (10th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Neck Details: Mahogany neck with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, and non-original bone nut. The neck has a solid maple reinforcement bar instead of an adjustable truss rod, common for guitars of this era. The fingerboard has been removed, reglued, and refretted, and the neck has been reset. A new bone nut has been made.
Electronics: None
Hardware: The bridge and nut have been replaced. The pickguard has also been removed and reglued.
Weight: 3lbs 14oz
Modifications/Repairs: -The neck has been reset -The fingerboard has been removed, reglued, and refretted -The body has been oversprayed, and a decal applied -The bridge has been replaced -The pickguard has been removed and reglued -Several internal braces have been reglued -A small separation on the bottom center seam has been reglued -The nut has been replaced
Case Details: Era-correct hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar has plenty of nice aging present, with finish checking, patches of wear, and numerous small blemishes present. The top is glossy with age-appropriate wear, while the sides and back have some areas of finish blush. The bottom edge of the body has patches of what appears to be water damage, with some minor warping of the wood. There is finish wear around the tongue of the fretboard, and heavy scratches on the back of the body. The headstock has moderate cosmetic wear, and there is a slight seam visible where the fingerboard was reglued.
Tech Notes: The guitar plays well with low action and optimal neck relief, and is currently set up with 12-53 phosphor bronze strings. The frets are tall with minor wear. The guitar lacks an identifiable factory order number; the banner logo, non-adjustable wooden neck reinforcement, and construction appointments date the guitar to 1944.
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