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1943 Gibson "Banner Logo" J45


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Gibson J45, the workhorse of guitars. Ours is a very special 1943 banner era J45 that has been professional restored and refretted by Third Coast Guitar, Chicago's only full service guitar repair shop. This beautiful Gibson was built with a solid mahogany top, back, and sides as well as a gorgeous rosewood fingerboard and original sunburst finish. Speaking of original, everything on this guitar is original with the exception of the nut, the saddle, and the frets (nut and saddle included in the non-original case). The body did have some structural repairs done such as, a repair crack under the pickguard/bridge area, and several brace reglues. The neck has had a full reset as well as a full refret, and the some of the back strips have been reglued. We are absolutely thrilled to have such a rare treasure in our shop and can not wait to share it with you! This rare bird deserves to be owned/played by someone who love great vintage guitars!

The item you are looking at is a USED and VINTAGE item. For more details, please refer to the specs and photos. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us directly at The Upper Bout!