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Gibson / J45 Sunburst / 1955 / Guitar

This particular one is unique. '55 was the year that Gibson used bigger braces under the top, a bigger pickguard on the top and added an extra 20th fret where the neck meets the soundhole. All these additions didn't please most purists (the sound would be too muffled), but after some 65 years it still delivers a special sound. She has a nice projection over the whole tonal spectrum whilst still remaining subtle. Especially when strumming she doesn't have the characteristic vintage dryness, and volume, that most J45s have. It's here that it displays the compression of an SJ200, for example, making it perfect for accompanying a singer. This unique sound doesn't come out of the blue, but comes with the unique composition of this guitar. She has received a new bridge, a new sunburst, a full refinish and a fresh neck-reset. Oh yeah, she's also been fitted with an element for amplification. In a time when guitars with 'character' (read: artificial play wear) are especially popular, this reverse relic has something refreshing. An old guitar full of stories and a wise sound, but still looking like new without losing its charm. Hopefully, in a few years' time, we as humans will be able to get a similar treatment. Specifications: Body Shape: J45 Finish: Sunburst Dimensions: Width: 410 mm - 16.14" Depth: 124 mm - 4.88" Back and Sides Material: Solid Mahogany Top Material: Solid Spruce Bracing: Non-Scalloped X-Bracing Body Details: Cream Binding, Tortoise Pickguard Neck Material: Mahogany Neck Profile: C Fingerboard Material: Rosewood Fingerboard Radius: 12" Neck Details: Mother of Pearl Dot Inlays Nutwidth: 42,6 mm - 1.68" Scale Length: 628 mm - 24.75" String Spacing: 55,1 mm - 2.17" Bridge: Rosewood Tuners: Grover Rotomatic Pickup: Fishman Matrix Infinity Condition: Excellent Tech Notes: None Travels in: Hardshell Case Accessories: TFOA Passport
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The Fellowship Of Acoustics, Netherlands  

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The Fellowship of Acoustics
Martin, Gibson, Fender, Vintage Guitars, Santa Cruz, PRS, Collings, Rozawood, etc..
English, Dutch and German
Fine, Vintage and Rare Guitars
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm.


I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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Call for Online Order+31(0)523-23-2205
our policy:
14 day money in return return warranty  Shipping cost, and Customs & import return costs -bothways- are buyers responsibility
1 year Guarantee on Used Guitars
5 years Guarantee on New guitars (or 'limited lifitime' if the Builder guarrantees such)

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