Gibson J-45 “Banner” TV True Vintage 2011 – the Adirondack top turns this guitar into an acoustic sound cannon.
3 pickups were installed to make it a perfect stage guitar as well:
– LR Baggs Lyric
– LR Baggs M80
– a high-end piezo pickup under the saddle (probably from K&K)
The pickups and the professional installation alone cost more than 1000 €.
The Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar is the prince of a range of Gibson flattops now referred to as “Round-Shoulder Dreadnoughts.” This elegant workhorse debuted in 1942, and became an instant favorite for its rich, warm, vocal tone and excellent projection.
Today, this Gibson acoustic guitar is played by the likes of Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, Billy Jo Armstrong, and Lucinda Williams. Carrying accurate touches such as a Slim-Taper neck profile, teardrop tortoise pickguard, 4-ply top binding, and banner headstock inlay (declaring “Only A Gibson Is Good Enough”), the Gibson J-45 True Vintage is an accurate representation of the acoustic guitar that became the standard of hard-gigging bluegrass, folk, and country artists of the 1940s and 1950s.
It is in excellent condition with only a small amount of playwear in the finish of the body.
This particular example is light and as such superbly resonant and sounds great with that awesome Gibson ping. Chords ring perfectly with fantastic note definition and the nice low action makes this guitar a dream to play.
Body Style: Round Shoulder, Top Species: Adirondack Red Spruce, Back and Sides: Mahogany, Body Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back, Bracing: Scalloped top bracing, Neck Species: Mahogany, Fingerboard Species: Rosewood, Inlay: MOP Dots, Bridge Type: Traditional Belly Up with Bone Saddle, Bridge material: Rosewood, Pins: White Hardware, Tuners: Cream Button 3-in-line Tuners, Pickguard: Tortoise tear drop, Case: Period Correct True Vintage Hardshell Case with brown Tolex exterior and pink fabric interior