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Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 - Vintage Sunburst with Hard Shell Case

Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 Vintage Sunburst with Hard Shell Case

Embrace Vintage Elegance with the Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 VSB

Timeless Beauty and Craftsmanship

The Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 in Vintage Sunburst pays homage to the iconic J-45 legacy, capturing the essence of vintage acoustic instruments with exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. Crafted by skilled luthiers in Montana, this guitar meticulously replicates the structure and components of the most revered and sought-after version. Featuring a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, the 1942 Banner J-45 exudes vintage charm and allure. Multi-ply binding on the top and back adds a touch of elegance to its classic design.

Exceptional Tonewood Selection

Constructed with a mahogany body and neck, the Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 delivers rich, warm tones with exceptional resonance and projection. The V-profile neck offers a comfortable and familiar feel, while the rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays provides smooth playability and timeless aesthetics. With a bone nut and saddle, this guitar ensures optimal sustain, clarity, and tonal balance, allowing players to achieve their desired sound with ease.

Authentic Hardware and Finishing Touches

The Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 is equipped with authentic hardware reminiscent of its vintage counterpart. Featuring a rectangle, open slot bridge and strap open back tuners with cream buttons, every detail is thoughtfully designed to evoke the classic vibe of the original J-45. Complete with a period-correct case, this guitar is not only a timeless instrument but also a collector's piece that embodies the golden era of acoustic guitar craftsmanship.


  • Body:

    • Shape: J-45
    • Material: Mahogany
    • Top: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
    • Binding: Multi-ply top, multi-ply back
  • Neck:

    • Material: Mahogany
    • Profile: V
    • Nut Width: 1.725" / 43.81mm
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
    • Number of Frets: 19
    • Nut: Bone
    • Inlay: Mother-of-pearl Dots
  • Hardware:

    • Bridge: Rectangle, open slot
    • Tuners: Strap open back, cream button
  • Electronics:

    • Under Saddle Pickup: None
  • Case & SKU:

    • Case: Period Correct Case

*This acoustic guitar ships fully insured with signature required.*