1957 Gibson J 45 Slope Shoulder with Sitka Spruce and Mahogany ID-8778
1957 Gibson J 45 Slope Shoulder with Sitka Spruce and Mahogany
The classic Gibson Slope-Shoulder sunburst model world renowned for it's full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection, thanks to advanced bracing techniques utilized by Gibson at the time. Gibson nicknamed the J-45 their "workhorse" and players such as Bob Dylan and Buddy Holly helped the guitar live up to the name. The J45 guitar is probably Gibson's most popular acoustic guitar ever made. At the time, they were not an expensive or fancy guitar. But they are a good one! The sound of a J-45 is very warm and fat. Playability of the Gibson J-45 is excellent too. This makes the Gibson J-45 one of the best and most popular flattop Gibsons to ever be produced. Also, since the Gibson J-45 guitar was in production for so long, J-45s are easier to find than most any other Gibson flattop model.
The sound from this classic filled the entire shop with classic Gibson tone. The volume produced by this guitar is astonishing, a testament to the wood chosen by Gibson during that era. Balance is maintained no matter how hard you strum it... it just keeps getting louder!
This guitar shows wear consistent with guitars of it's age. It has a repaired crack with clamp where the pickguard meets the soundhole near neck. There is finish checking throughout with dents and scratches as expected. We have attempted to capture most of the wear in the detailed photos below. It has had a recent, professional neck reset and fret dressing aditionally, it includes a hardshell case. Go ahead and check out the specs on this pre owned Gibson.
- Shipping Weight: 68
- Serial: U66612
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1957
- Bracing: X Bracing
- Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
- Rosette: Rings
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Adjustable Brazilian Rosewood Saddle
- Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: White
- Tuners: Chrome Kluson Enclosed w/ White Buttons
- Purfling: B/W/B
- Body Binding: Cream
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Headstock Shape: Solid/Square Taper
- Headstock Overlay: Black Paint
- Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo
- Frets To Body: 14
- Case: Hardshell Case Included