Gibson J-45 Banner 1945 with Maple back and sides


This well preserved example of the banner era Gibson J-45 made in 1945 comes with the rare Maple back and sides! It's a stunning sounding example that you can hear in the video below. Scroll through the pictures for the one of the clean underside of the top. This is among the top 10% of surviving banner era J-45s. 

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Measurements: The neck measures 0.95" deep at the first fret and 1.75" wide (44.9mm) at the nut. It weighs 4.7 lbs (2.15 kg).

Originality: Everything on this guitar is 100% original.

Repairs: We reglued the pickguard and the bridge. 

Playability:  100%. The action is 3/32" bass side and 2/32" treble side when measured at the 12th fret. The saddle is as high as one would want so as to not risk top distortion or a cracked bridge. 

Condition: Very good! The lacquer has significant weather checking. There are no breaks or repairs other than the pickguard and bridge reglue. There's a little chipping of the finish in front of the bridge from when the bridge was pulling up a bit when it came in.  

Included: The original Canadian export case is included but has a replaced handle. 

Fine Print: All guitars ship via FedEx Priority Overnight for domestic sales or FedEx Priority International. I offer a 48 hour approval period beginning on delivery for all sales during which you are welcome to opt for a return as long as the guitar is still in as-sent condition. I do not charge a restocking fee, but any non-refunded payment processing fees, outbound shipping, and return shipping costs are subtracted from the refund in the case of a return.

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