1957 Gibson J-45 Guitar

$4,950.00 $4,495.00

Nice ’50’s Sunburst Gibson J-45, set-up well and sounding great.


Exc (-) condition. Width at nut: 1 11/16″.

Sunburst. All original except newer case and newer bone nut. No cracks in top, back, or sides.
Beautiful grain Spruce top, hard to tell what species. Multiple cream binding on top edge of guitar. Beautiful ropey Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck. Cream binding on back edge. Gibson logo decal at top of blackened peghead overlay. Original truss rod cover and screws. Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Original “Batwing” tortoise pickguard plate.
Finish is all original and hardy with some belt buckle wear in back of guitar, hand wear on back of neck, and pick wear in the normal areas around soundhole/bridge area.

Neck has been reset. During the neck removal for resetting, the neck heel was cracked and repaired. It was professionally repaired very well and is not a distraction. You can find where the repair was, but it is not obvious. Strap button hole in bottom of heel. Center seam of guitar back reglued. Center seam of top reglued. This guitar has played many shows and has little nicks and dings throughout, and polite finish checks.
Comes with K&K Pure Mini pickup installed. Comes with good newer Hard Case.