|Comments||Here is a lovely Cherryburst 1961 Gibson J-45. The J-45 has been a standard guitar since its introduction in 1942 – now 71 years ago! – and the design works really well.
More and more I hear people say they’ve chosen a particular guitar “because it has songs in it”, and the songs start falling out when the guitar is played. This might be one of those instruments.
This 1961 example has been a working guitar, with soundhole pickups and set lists taped to the upper bass side. An earlier pickup and volume control was removed, and there’s some oversrpay on the top from that process. The original ceramic adjustable bridge assembly has also been removed, and replaced with a ‘traditional’ bridge and saddle.
|Serial Number||15765, built during 1961in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.|
|Pricing||$2,350.00 CAD with newer hardshell case. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, mother of pearl dot position markers.|
|Frets||Moderate fret wear in the lower positions on the treble strings.|
|Body||Classic slope dreadnought, J-45 body with spruce top and mahogany back and sides. Single-layer creme binding on top and back.|
|Finish||Original nitrocellulose lacquer, cherry sunburst finish with some overspray on the top where a previous soundhole pickup and volume control was removed.|
|Hardware/electronics||Kluson Deluxe strip gears with creme plastic buttons; Fishman soundhole pickup connected to endpin jack.|
|Playability/Action||This guitar plays really well and there is a lot of room on the saddle for action adjustments.|
|Case||Newer hardshell case included.|
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