This is a very cool 1942 Gibson J-45 “Banner” … it has this killer sound from the old time … spruce top and mahogany back and sides … all you need for a magical sound experience!
Banner Gibson J-45 are among the most sought after vintage guitars. During war time Gibson produced only a few instruments and took great care in building each instrument.
They used the best materials on this particular one. It has a very nice spruce top and beautiful mahogany back and sides. It has a very nice and chunky mahogany neck and a stunning sunburst finish.
This Gibson is very resonant, has a balanced sound with impressive basses, present mids and a characteristic trebles. The sound is deep and the guitar vibrates perfectly. It has this charming sound you can only find on a well played and beautifully matured vintage guitar.
The FON has faded away, but according the specs and the information from the former owner it can be dated to 1942. The bridge has been replaced, it has newer vintage style tuners and newer frets. The finish has light overspray. The guitar is in very nice shape, with some well done repairs and plays very well with a low action, a straight neck and comfortable frets.
The guitar comes with a newer case.