Gibson vintage J-45
Contact Barbara Smith
Location : Yucaipa, California, USA
Body is flat top and back. Sunburst is large.
Late 40's early 50's model.
Ring around hole is w/b/w/b/w and slightly recessed.
Old script style Gibson on the top of the neck in gold. (closer to rust from age).
New keys because the originals crumbled. (replaced when cracks were repaired), About 1982.
Rosewood neck, baseball bat style.
Binded back and top.
Rosewood bridge with pearlized dots (2) and pegs are off white/white.
19 frets with pearlized dots on 3,5,7,9,12,15.
Dots on side of neck.
Not original pick guard.
Body measures 20" top to bottom.
11 1/2" across shoulders.
16" across bottom (hips).
Bracing is "x" with no tapering. Some ribs were replaced in 1982 as well.
4" thick at shoulders and 4 3/4" thick at bottom.
Between the keys just above the bridge is a "bell" shaped plastic decoration that is held on with 2 small metel pegs.
Fret spac is good--no buzz.
Price is negotable. Cracks and ware marks are cosmitic. Tone and sound is not affected at all. Very rich and fat tone. Must sell as I don't play anymore and want someone that can enjoy the tone as much as I did.
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