1945 Gibson Southern Jumbo Banner Guitar(Order No. 2426-13) Excellent minus condition, original sunburst finish showing playing wear. I'm guesssing a bit on the year, but its either a 1944 or a 1945. Original banner peghead wartime Gibson. This is a tremendous guitar - the sound just rolls out of it. The more you dig in, the more the guitar gives back. The sound is very full, rich and well balanced. These are the most sought after of the slope shoulder Gibsons, and for good reason. A lot of players like the big beefy neck in these Banners. Has mahogany back and sides, Adirondack red spruce top, tapered headstock, double parallellogram fingerboard inlay, multiple ply binding, and the small pickguard and bridge. Excellent playing guitar as the neck was just reset and partially refretted by luthier Harry Eibert in NY. Its an exceptional sounding guitar as well with the powerful yet sweet tone you only get from these early Banners. Action from the fingerboard is 5/32 on the bass side and 3/32 on the treble, right where it should be. The neck is an original three piece laminate, and there is a repair to a crack on one side only of the heel. It was repaired completely when the neck was out for the reset. The guitar got a new nut and saddle during the reset. Big sound and a very scarce guitar. It is over 65 years old - who knows what stories it could tell. Its just a great old Gibson. Comes with an old probably original hardshell case.
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