Gibson / J-45 "Banner" / 1944 / Guitar
This cool 1944 Gibson J-45 just came in. It has this killer sound from the old time ... adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides ... all you need for a magical sound experience!
Banner Gibson J-45 are among the most sought after vintage guitars. During war time Gibson produced only a few instruments and took great care in building each instrument.
They used the best materials on this particular one. It has a very nice adirondack spruce top and beautiful mahogany back and sides. It has a very nice and chunky mahogany neck and a thin coat of this stunning sunburst finish. The finish is 100% original.
This Gibson is very resonant, has a balanced sound with impressive basses, present mids and a characteristic trebles. The sound is deep and the guitar vibrates perfectly. It has this charming sound you can only find on a well played and beautifully matured vintage guitar.
It is all original and has just a few repairs. A crack along the right side has been repaired and one very small pickguard crack has been glued.
The serial number has faded away, but according the specs and the information from the former owner it can be dated to 1944.
The action is superb and it plays extremely well all the way down the neck.
The bridge has enough space left for further adjustments and no neck reset is needed.
Comes with an older but non-original hardshell case.
Vintage Guitar World, Germany
Vintage Guitar World was founded out of passion for guitar playing and the search for the special sound.Selling guitars is not just a job for us – we love guitars and live music.
We are specialized in classical, flamenco and acoustic guitars. As our name already suggests, our preference is on vintage and historically valuable guitars.We want to offer our customers special, unique and high quality guitars.
Guitars which are specially selected and outstanding in sound.All guitars are checked and adjusted. We work closely together with guitar builders and repair shops to adjust each guitar.