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217-607-8132 | 723 S NEIL ST, CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820 | MON-SAT: 11A-6P

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Gibson Custom Shop 1942 Banner J-45 Vintage Sunburst


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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.

This is a BRAND NEW instrument. If you have any questions please feel free to send us a message, visit us in-store or give us a call at (21) 607-8132.


  • Round Shoulder Shape
  • Thermally Aged Red Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue
  • Thin Finish VOS Nitrocullose Lacquer
  • Multi-ply top and back binding
  • Historic Neck Profile
  • Mahogany Neck
  • 12" Radius
  • 24.75" Scale Length
  • 19 Legend Wire Frets
  • 1.724" Nut Width
  • Bone Nut
  • Mother-of-Pearl Dot Inlays
  • Compound Dovetail Neck-to-Body Joint
  • Rectangle. open slot bridge
  • Tear Drop Pickguard
  • Bone Saddle
  • Black Truss Rod Cover
  • Strap Open Back/Cream Button Tuning Machines
  • Bone Bridge Pins
  • No Electronics
  • Gibson Period Correct Case Included