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1958 Gibson J-45 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

1958 Gibson J-45 (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

The immensely successful slope-shoulder dreadnought design of the Gibson J-45 produces a distinctively warm, full tone with sparkling highs and rich midrange tones, and a well represented but not booming bottom end. It’s also fairly loud, but not overwhelmingly so.

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1963 Gibson J-50 Natural (consignment) SOLD

1963 Gibson J-50 Natural (consignment) SOLD

This 1963 Gibson J-50 Natural is in quite good playing order, with lots of saddle height. It plays well and sounds great – it has been played over the years and you can tell from the tone.

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1963 Gibson J-45 Sunburst (consignment) SOLD

1963 Gibson J-45 Sunburst (consignment)  SOLD

The Gibson J-45 is justifiably one of the most popular steel string guitars ever. The physical design of the slope-shoulder dreadnought is comfortable standing or sitting – not too large – and the tone is full, rich and warm without being boomy in the bottom or harsh in the high end. It fits perfectly into many musical genres.

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1944 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

1944 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

Here’s a great early piece – a 1944 Gibson J-45, built during the third year of production. Drawing heavily on the design of the just-discontinued J-35, the J-45 mostly differs with stiffer X bracing, tall, thin and scalloped top bracing, a fatter, non-V neck profile, and only being available with a sunburst finish.

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1944 Gibson J-45 (consignment) SOLD

1944 Gibson J-45 (consignment) SOLD

Here’s an original – a 1944 Gibson J-45, built during the first year of production. Drawing heavily on the design of the just-discontinued J-35, the J-45 mostly differs with stiffer X bracing, tall, thin and scalloped top bracing, a fatter, non-V neck profile, and only being available with a sunburst finish.

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2014 Gibson Byrdland

2014 Gibson Byrdland

The Gibson Byrdland features a unique blend of large and small; a full 17 inch wide body with a 2.5 inch depth, and a rather short 23.5 inch scale length that’s intended to allow players to grab big chords and play fast.

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