1996 Gibson USA "1962 J-45" Acoustic Guitar (Vintage Sunburst)
Made by Gibson, Montana in 1996, this classic is a Gibson J-45 1962 reissue model dreadnought acoustic guitar that was part of limited run model that predated Gibson's acoustic instrument Historic Division. These J-45's were a model ordered by Gibson's Japanese distributor (Yamano) and were only offered sold to the Japanese domestic market. Nitro finish with some light checking in spots, one-piece mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and the thick slab rosewood fretboard features the factory fitted small frets.
To quote Mike and Mike's Guitar Bar in Seattle: "Featuring a traditional slope shoulder dreadnought shape, X bracing, solid Sitka spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides, this J-45 delivers the smooth growl of mahogany when you dig in hard while retaining definition in the bass register. A single strum yields exquisite projection with plenty of bold muscle and punch, the trebles are sweet and punchy, and the midrange character is balanced and complex. Truly a no-nonsense powerhouse dreadnought, it's one of the more impressive Gibson acoustics we’ve had through the shop in some time, with a tonal breadth that befits a vintage instrument."
Good vintage condition as pictured with some basic wear, received a restring and basic setup prior to listing including a fret polish and fretboard oil. Frets show some wear and light pitting but are shiny and the neck is straight with a fully functional truss, plays well with a medium action, saddle has some room to lower it more if need be. Seems all original except for the replaced pickguard.
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