Gibson J-45 1943 “Banner”


1 in stock


This cool 1943 Gibson J-45 just came in. 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 and has just newer vintage style tuners and a mini piezo pickup (brand unknown) installed. The finish of the neck has been played away and when the guitar got new frets the previous owner let the luthier also smoothen the and 
The serial number has faded away, but according the specs and the information from the former owner it can be dated to 1943.

The varnish on the neck was very worn from playing. The previous owner therefore decided to have the guitar re-fretted and the varnish residue on the neck removed by an authorised luthier.
The result is impressive and the guitar has a wonderful playability. It plays nice with a low action and a straight neck.

The guitar comes with a very nice older  case (probably from the 60’s).