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1949 Gibson J-45

FON 4410-17. Here's a guitar with rumble, punchy articulate mids, lots of volume and life, and pretty much everything that's good about late 40's Gibsons. It's one of the last small-bridge J-45's, and a remarkable guitar. A few top cracks and loose braces were recently glued in our shop, others previously dealt with elsewhere. New frets, saddle, set-up by us; original bridgepins and nut. There were older Waverley tuners on the guitar when we found it, but we've replaced these with period correct Klusons with new buttons. There are two extra screwholes hiding under the Klusons, but no visible scaring of the finish on the back of the headstock.

Excellent set up and playability, action of 5 to 7 64ths. Biggish round neck carve, with 1-11/16" nut, fingernail wear on the fretboard, finish worn off in spots on the back of the neck, strum wear on the guitar's top. Original finish throughout, Made in the USA export stamp on the back of the headstock.
With newer hardshell case

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