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Gibson Acoustic 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst

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Gibson Acoustic 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst

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.

Why Buy A Guitar From Palen Music Center?

 Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair. 


  • Stunning Adirondack red spruce on top of a mahogany body enormous, cosy antique tone
  • Rosewood fingerboard and V-profile mahogany neck offer flawless response and playability
  • A vintage, aged tone is lent through torrefaction, which is richer, deeper, and more balanced
  • Beautiful open-back cream button tuners provide incredibly stable tuning.
  • Top bracing with hot hide glue for better tonal response
  • Vintage burst hand-sprayed


  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Shape: Round Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer, VOS
  • Top Wood: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany
  • Body Bracing: Scalloped X-bracing
  • Binding: Multi-ply top/back
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: V
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Number of Frets: 19, Legend Wire
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Tuning Machines: Strap Open back with Cream buttons
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.725"
  • Strings: .012-.053
  • Case Included: Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: CSRS4542VS

The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.

Please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable sales staff with any additional questions!