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1959 Gibson J45 (consignment) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

January 30, 2014
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Comments Here’s another example of a real workhorse guitar – the 1959 Gibson J45. Introduced in 1942, the J-45 has been in production ever since and is one of Gibson’s most successful designs.

This guitar has a very full presence, and a warm, rich sound. There are good reasons the J-45 is so popular, and this guitar demonstrates them. It’s comfortable to play and delivers a great vintage guitar experience.

Serial Number No serial number, but the FON (Factory Order Number) is S756 35 with two black blocks following. The S indicates 1959 production, the 756 batch and number 35 in a run of 40 guitars.
Pricing $3,995.00 CAD with non-original hardshell case. NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Neck Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard. Mother of pearl dot position markers. At some point, the truss rod access well was widened.
Frets Some wear in the lower positions, and it’s likely that the guitar was refretted some time ago; there is lots of fret left.
Body The classic slope-shoulder Gibson dreadnought, with spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The top has play wear around the soundhole and around the treble end of the bridge.
Finish Nitrocellulose lacquer sunburst finish
Hardware/electronics Appears original with the exception of the bridge. This guitar was originally equipped with an adjustable bridge, but that was long ago removed and replaced with a rosewood bridge with fixed bone saddle. Original Kluson strip tuners with creme plastic buttons. The truss rod cover is not original.
Playability/Action Plays well. At some point this guitar apparently had a neck reset, so the action is fine.
Case Non-original black hardshell case included.

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