The allure and legend of the Gibson J-45 lives on in the new Custom Historic 1942 Banner J-45. Inspired by the holy grail of vintage acoustic instruments, luthiers in Montana meticulously crafted a J-45 just like the most popular and celebrated version in structure and components. The new 1942 Banner J-45 includes a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, hot hide glue top bracing for better tonal response, and a bone nut and saddle.
Thermally Aged red spruce top, mahogany back and sides
V-shaped mahogany neck with compound dovetail neck-to-body joint, rosewood fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlays
Strap open back tuning machines with cream buttons
Thin finish nitrocellulose with VOS
Top wood: Thermally Aged red spruce
Back & sides: Mahogany
Bracing pattern: Traditional hand-scalloped X-bracing, red spruce braces with hide glue