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Gibson Custom Shop 1942 Banner J-45 - Vintage Sunburst 21413047

Gibson Custom Shop 1942 Banner J-45 - Vintage Sunburst 21413047

Regular price $4,999.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $4,999.00 USD
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This 1942 Banner J-45 from the Gibson Custom Shop sounds as gorgeous as it looks. The hand applied thin Nitrocellulose finish allows for a transparent voice with a more comfortable feel, Mahogany sides and back paired with the Thermally Aged Red Spruce brings a vintage tone full of character. I couldn't help but be taken aback by every contour of this guitar when it was in the Photo Booth. 

The allure and legend of the Gibson J-45 lives on in the new Custom Historic 1942 Banner J-45. Inspired by the holy grail of vintage acoustic instruments, luthiers in Montana meticulously crafted a J-45 just like the most popular and celebrated version in structure and components. The new 1942 Banner J-45 includes a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, hot hide glue top bracing for better tonal response, and a bone nut and saddle.


  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Top Material: Thermally Aged Red spruce
  • Back Material: Mahogany
  • Side Material: Mahogany
  • Bracing: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue
  • Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
  • Finish: Thin Finish Nitrocellulose, VOS


  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: V
  • Scale Length: 24.75" / 62.865cm
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Frets: Legend Wire
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.72" / 43.81mm
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl Dots
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body


  • Tuner Plating: Nickel
  • Bridge: Rectangle, open slot
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Strap open back, cream button
  • Pick Guard: Tear drop
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
  • Bridge Pins: Bone


  • Under-Saddle pickup: None


  • Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
  • Case: Period Correct Case
  • Included Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
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