Gibson 1961 J-45 Acoustic #R5090225 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

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What We Think

What.  A.  Treat.  This is the real deal, folks!  So many stories and so much music in this magical old axe.  The honest play wear on this old workhorse pales in comparison to the hours of play time yet to be spent with it.  Gibson was able to date the guitar for the previous owner but no one seems to be able to explain the uncharacteristic fretboard inlay--a very attractive quirk, as far as we're concerned!  You just can't beat the sound of an aged out Spruce/Mahogany instrument but the additional assurances of comfortable playability and sound structural integrity make this one downright irresistable.

 

Condition: Used, Good (significant wear and checking, finish missing from back of neck, bridge restored by our luthier using vintage parts)

About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

Specifications

Model: J-45

Serial: R5090225

Year: 1961

Top Material: Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Binding: Ivoroid

Finish: Sunburst

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Scale Length: 24 3/4"

Number of Frets: 20

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Case: Original Chipboard