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1949 Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar See original listing
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Item condition:
Used

Used, shows wear expected of a 60+ year old instrument, but it plays great and sounds wonderful!

Ended:
Aug 18, 2013 18:00:07 PDT
Price:
US $3,500.00
Shipping:
$50.00 Standard Shipping | See details
Item location:
Reston, Virginia, United States

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eBay item number:
251318965592
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Used, shows wear expected of a 60+ year old instrument, but it plays great and sounds wonderful!
Brand:

Gibson

Country of Manufacture:

USA

Model:

J-45

1949 GIBSON J-45 ACOUSTIC GUITAR

FIRST OFF, THE MANUFACTURE DATE OF 1949 IS MY BEST GUESS, IT COULD BE AS EARLY AS 1948 FROM THE SERIAL NUMBER, BUT DATING A GIBSON GUITAR FROM THIS ERA BY THE SERIAL NUMBER IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE!

 THE TOP IS SPRUCE, THE BACK, SIDES AND NECK ARE MAHOGANY. THE BRIDGE AND FRETBOARD APPEAR TO BE BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD. THE FINISH IS A DARK AND SMOKY SUNBURST ON TOP, ALMOST BLACK ON THE BACK AND SIDES. I DON'T KNOW IF THE FINISH IS ORIGINAL, IT MAY BE, BUT IT DEFINITELY IS OLD DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF CRACKING IN THE FINISH. I THINK THE TOP HAS AT LEAST BEEN OVERSPRAYED AS IT DOES NOT SHOW THE LACQUER CHECKING THAT THE REST OF THE GUITAR SHOWS. THERE ARE BUMPS AND BRUISES THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A GUITAR THAT IS 60 PLUS YEARS OLD, AND THERE ARE A FEW CRACKS ON THE TOP WHICH ARE DIFFICULT TO SEE DUE TO THE FINISH. MOST OF THE CRACKS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AT ABOUT THE TIME THE TOP WAS OVERSPRAYED. THERE IS ONE CRACK ON THE TOP WHICH SHOULD CLOSE BACK UP WITH PROPER HUMIDIFICATION OF THE GUITAR (SEE PICTURE # 8), IT'S JUST BEEN TOO DRY AROUND HERE FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS TO GET ENOUGH HUMIDITY INTO THE GUITAR.

THE NECK IS A VERY FULL SHAPE, IT'S STRAIGHT, AND THE TRUSS ROD WORKS AS IT SHOULD.

THIS J-45 WORKS GREAT FOR BLUEGRASS, IT REALLY HAS THAT SWEET SOUND THAT YOU CAN ONLY GET FROM A VINTAGE GUITAR!

I JUST GOT THE GUITAR BACK FROM MY LUTHIER WHO REPLACED THE FIRST THREE FRETS AND SET THE GUITAR UP WITH 12'S, SO IT'S READY TO GO AND PLAYS BEAUTIFULLY, NO BUZZING, NO DEAD SPOTS.

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, I'VE HEARD THAT THE GIBSON ACOUSTICS FROM THE LATE 1940'S WERE THE BEST EVER BUILT BY GIBSON. IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE TRUE, BUT THEY'RE SURE GETTING HARD TO FIND!

A NON-ORIGINAL HARD SHELL CASE IS INCLUDED.


INSURED SHIPPING IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.A. WILL BE $50


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS, I AM HAPPY TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PICTURES, JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT PART OF THE GUITAR YOU NEED PICTURES OF.


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