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Gibson '42 Banner J-45

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Gibson 1942 J-45 Bannner  - Vintage Sunburst

In honor of one of Gibson’s most sought-after original models, the 1942 J-45 Banner features a thermally aged Adirondack Spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Extremely lightweight and full of tone, this beauty supports its “Only a Gibson Is Good Enough” historic banner. Hardshell case included.


  • Body Style            Round-Shouldered Jumbo
  • Top                        Thermally Aged Adirondack Red Spruce
  • Body                      Mahogany 
  • Finish                    Vintage Sunburst, thin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Bracing                 Hand-scalloped X, red spruce, hot-hide glue
  • Body Binding       Aged multi-ply top/single-ply back
  • Neck                      Mahogany, V-profile
  • Fingerboard          Rosewood
  • Radius                  12”
  • Inlays                    Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Scale                     24.75”
  • Nut                        Bone, 1.72” 
  • Headstock            Black 
  • Rosette                 Single-ply
  • Pickguard             Shell teardrop
  • Bridge                   Rosewood rectangle, bone saddle
  • Tuners                   Strap open back cream buttons
  • Hardware              Nickel
  • Case                      Hardshell


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