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Vintage 1946 Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar
You are offerding on a 65 year old 1946 J-45. 1946 was the notorious year that is said to have produced some of the best examples of the J-45. Higher quality materials were again available and the skilled luthiers were back building.
This instrument wasmeticulously restored byRandall Kramer (Sparky), an extraordinary luthier who builds his own line of guitars as well as building guitars for Schoenberg. He’s one of the best in the business. He went through the instrument top to bottom in the restoration process and i couldn't be happier with the result.
The guitar had the following work done:
- The only structural issue was a hirline surface crack on lower lefttop. This hadn't gone through to the inside but was cleated from the inside to assure stability.
- Tuners replaced with vintage three on a plate
- New truss rod
- Neck set
- Fret job
- Bone Nut
- Bone Saddle
- Sunburst finish
- Custom cut pick guard
The Sunburst finish came out absolutely stunning. We had several example Gibsons from ’46 and ’47 to base the Sunburst on and it came out better than I could imagine. Everyone who has seen this has commented on the quality. The original binding still retains it's aged yellowed look, and the banner logo was meticulously masked off so that it still has that checked gold Gibson banner.
The tone and volume is exactly what you'd expect from an instrument of this caliber. It will keep up with the hardest strumming and accentuates every note with excellent sustain when finger picking. It's real cannon! This vintage Gibson is ready for another 65 years of enjoyment.
I tried to capture as best I could the darkness of the Sunburst in the photos. The darkest spots on the edge of the burst are nearly black, while the back and sides are light enough to just show the grain. There some reflections i couldn't seem to fix and dust etc so ifyou have any questions please email. I will gladly provide my phone number if you would like to talk rather than email. I typically like talking to the person when I am buying something of this value.
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