This is a very cool 1943 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 maple neck and a thin coat of this stunning sunburst finish. The finish is 100% original.
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.
It is all original. The finish on the back of the neck has been redone and it has a mini piezo pickup (brand unknown) installed.
The FON has faded away, but according the specs and the information from the former owner it can be dated to 1943.
It plays nice with a low action and a straight neck and new comfortable frets.
The guitar comes with a very nice older case (probably from the 60’s).