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Gibson / J-45 (Banner) / 1944 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Great wartime Gibson flattop, most likely made by the Kalamazoo Gals in the Gibson factory at the end of World War 2.

FON on the neck block: 2482

The front of the headstock bears the Gibson script logo with the typical banner

The tuners are newer vintage style replacements.

Beautiful sunburst finish. The finish is all original.

Chunky and comfortable maple neck topped with an unbound RW fretboard with pearl dot inlays.

The guitar has had a neck reset in the past. Action is low and comfortable. Has had a refret. Frets are in good condition.

This banner J-45 has a mahogany top and mahogany back and sides,

Original teardrop pickguard

Original - reglued - rectangular RW bridge with 2 pearl dot inlays and black bridge pins. Original small maple bridge plate.

This authentic and original guitar has tons of vibe and mojo. It belonged once to a musician called The Texas Drifter, We added a Youtube recording and a newspaper clipping in the pictures. The guitar sings and is very resonant with deep basses , present mids and characteristic trebles.

The guitar is in good shape for its age. Beautiful finish crazing on the top. It has a crack on the top (below the bridge) and a few cracks on the sides. They have been glued. A small hole is filled, where once the output of a pickup (now removed) was mounted.

The guitar comes with its original case with plush purple inner lining.


MojoGuitar, Belgium  

Contact name:
Simon Rees
Martin and Gibson
English, Dutch, French, German
Used and vintage Acoustic Guitars
Opening hours:
The Mojo Guitar shop is open on appointment only

Mojo Guitar is Belgium's online vintage guitar specialist , with:

• Specific interest in vintage, rare and used guitars (mainly of the brands Martin and Gibson)
• Focus on buying, selling, trading, appraising and of course …. playing the guitar!
• Worldwide shipping

We are located in Belgium, in Sint-Martens-Latem (near Ghent).

The shop is open on appointment only.

Contact Simon: 

Mobile: +32/479/28.85.00

Email :


We prefer payment by bank transfer. Paypal upon request. 


If local pick-up is not possible, we ship your guitar. We usually ship with FedEx.
With the high quality of instruments that we offer, we recommend you to use this safe and reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests.


Merchandise is sold as seen. Please ask all questions and view all pictures thoroughly before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. 
If you have bought through mail order or via website sale which requires the item to be shipped and you are not absolutely happy with your purchase you may return it to the shop, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund less all applicable shipping charges.
The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left the shop. 
Mojo Guitar will not be held responsible for any issues with shipping agency (loss or damage) in returns.


Once we have received the returned item, you will be reimbursed with the total amount you paid for it (minus the shipping fees and a 10 % restocking fee may be applied) 

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