Vintage Gibson 1940s Banner J45


$14,500.00

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Overview

The vintage banner Gibsons are highly regarded by musicians and collectors for their unique build quality and sound. And rightfully so, with it's amazing story and rarity. The Banner guitars spotting the "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough" banner (on the peg head) is made only during the early 1940s during the war. John Thomas the author behind the book "Kalamazoo Gals" writes about how these special instruments were made by women who were helping with the Gibson factory (whilst the men were helping with the war) became an icon in itself. Every banner is forged passionately with dedication and hopes for better days. And indeed, these instruments withstood the test of time as a testimony of heroic efforts and self sacrifice for one's craft and nation. We salute you!

1942 Gibson J 45 Wartime banner. These old Banners sound like they are amplified when played acoustically, this piece has a rich deep and loud tone. The sound is just absolutely brilliant. It has a fat baseball neck which is thought to add to the amazing tone. It has no truss rod and none is needed, the action is low with plenty of break on the saddle. This guitar is believed to have been refinished ages ago, hint the faded sunburst look. It has that deep dry tone that only Gibson Banner head Guitars provide.

Specifications

BODY SHAPE
Round Shoulder Dreadnought
COLOUR VIntage Sunburst
FINISH
Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
TOP
Thermally Aged Red Spruce
BACK & SIDES
Mahogany
BODY BRACING
Scalloped X-bracing
BINDING
Multi-ply top/back
NECK 
Mahogany
NECK SHAPE
V
NECK RADIUS 12"
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL Rosewood
FINGERBOARD INLAY Mother-of-Pearl Dots
FRETS 19, Legend Wire
SCALE LENGTH 24.75"
TUNING MACHINES Strap Open back with Cream buttons
BRIDGE MATERIAL Rosewood
NUT/SADDLE Bone
NUT WITDH 1.725"
STRINGS .012-.053