|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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