Gibson Custom J-45 '1942 Banner' Acoustic Guitar

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Experience the timeless allure of the Gibson J-45 with the Custom Historic 1942 Banner J-45. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail by skilled luthiers in Montana, this guitar pays homage to the legendary vintage acoustic instruments that have captivated musicians for decades. With its authentic structure and components, the 1942 Banner J-45 captures the essence of the most popular and revered J-45 version.

Every aspect of the 1942 Banner J-45 has been carefully crafted to deliver the fabled tone of the early J-45s. From its Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top, hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, to the use of hot hide glue top bracing for enhanced tonal response, this guitar exudes sweetness, warmth, and balance. The bone nut and saddle further contribute to its exceptional sound quality.

Order the 1942 Banner J-45 from your favourite music store or online guitar store and enjoy the convenience of free shipping. This exceptional instrument comes with a period-correct hardshell case for secure transportation and protection. Discover the allure and legend of Gibson guitars with the Custom Historic 1942 Banner J-45 and let its timeless beauty inspire your musical journey. 

Body Shape: Slope Shoulder Jumbo
Finish: Vintage Sunburst
Body Material: Honduran Mahogany
Top Material: Thermally Aged Adirondack Spruce
Lefty No
Body Details: Creme body bindings, multi-layered rosette, tortoise pickguard, hand-scalloped X-brace
Neck Material: Honduran Mahogany
Neck Profile: V-shape
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12”
Neck Details: Pearl dot inlays
Nutwidth: 43.8 mm - 1 3/4"
Scale Length: 628 mm - 24 3/4"
String spacing: 56 mm - 2 3/16"
Bridge: Rosewood w/ long saddle
Tuners: Custom made 3-on-a-plate tuners with creme buttons
Pickup None
Condition: New
Cosmetic Condition: None
Tech Notes: None
Travels in: Hardshell case
Accessories: None

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

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