1949 Gibson J45 Guitar(Serial No. None) Excellent condition, sunburst finish. If you like the tone of the old Gibsons and need a gig ready guitar, you have found it. This is the classic post war Gibson flat top. Has a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, tapered headstock, multi ply top binding, dot fingerboard inlay, straight bridge and the small pickguard. I dated this to 1949 based on the features of the guitar. The guitar was completely gone through by luthier Jack Dillen, who dressed the frets and reset the neck. Guard and bridge are original. No cracks or major structural repairs evident, although it does show some minor playing wear. Tuners look like Stew Mac Golden Age Restoration Tuners, which fit the original footprint perfectly. A set of original tuners (somewhat worn) are in the case pocket. It plays and sounds like you would expect a guitar used by a professional. Click here for a video clip of this guitar, and another video clip here , as played by Nathan Beaumont of Brandon, FL. Neck set is good, action is comfortable, and the frets are fine. Its an excellent playing and sounding guitar with the sweet tone you only get from these early postwar Gibson slope shoulders. Comes with a newer hardshell case.
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