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1950 Gibson J-45

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FON#: 5245-4

Body size at lower bout: 15 3/4" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut width: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .91/1.04"

Materials and Hardware: Solid quartersawn bookmatched Sitka spruce top; solid bookmatched Honduran mahogany back, sides and neck; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge; mother of pearl dot fingerboard inlays; 3-ply top binding, contoured teardrop tortoise pickguard, Kluson single line white button tuners, compensated bone saddle, adjustable truss rod.

Notes: Gibson's most popular full sized flat top, the legendary J-45 made its debut in 1942 and remains a perennial best seller in the catalog to this day. Its signature slope shouldered design and clear rich tone have made it a standby of Nashville players, and good vintage examples have skyrocketed on the collector's market. This handsome guitar has all the right stuff: the classic x-braced construction, tall skinny braces, round shoulders, reverse belly bridge, and prewar style teardrop pickguard.

Maintained in gleaming condition, the guitar has all original Cremona sunburst finish, showing little in the way of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. At a featherweight 4 lb. 1 oz, the instrument is loud as a cannon, and extremely comfortable to hold and play. With a comfy, traditional full C neck profile, with fine original frets. over the solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, the action is smooth and low with a fresh high precision setup.

The voice of this guitar is simply cavernous: deep resonant bass, and highs shimmering with natural reverb: an exceptionally powerful guitar, and powerfully rewarding to play. Several grainline cracks have been soundly cleated on the back, along with the top centerseam, and the original bridge reglued to the top, all work of high professional caliber.

Clear as a long drink of water, this jumbo guitar a classic country workhorse, equally adept at honky or tonk. A remarkable find from Gibson's Golden Age of postwar guitars. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings.

Case: Deluxe recent tweed arched plush lined hardshell case.








































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