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1955 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

1955 Gibson J-45 (SOLD)

This 1955 Gibson J-45 has clearly been played, and has had some work done over the years; the original strip-mount Kluson Deluxe tuners have been replaced with Grover Roto-Matic models and a Fishman pickup with endpin jack has been added, and at some point the bridge was replaced with a fixed-saddle design.

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2009 Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst SOLD

2009 Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst   SOLD

Left handed Les Pauls are not always easy to find, and lately it’s even harder to even order one. At the time of writing, this 2009 Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherry Sunburst is one of the only left-handed Gibson Les Pauls available as new in Canada. Since it’s new old stock, the original warranty applies to the purchaser.

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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 (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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