Gibson Acoustic 1942 J-45 No Longer Available

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Adirondack Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Period-correct Features - Vintage Sunburst - 1942 Vintage Reproduction
Item ID: H442VSNH

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Play a Piece of Gibson Acoustic History!

The Gibson 1942 J-45 brings back the original "Workhorse," right down to the last detail! This vintage reproduction 1942 J-45 features an Adirondack spruce top, premium mahogany back and sides, and a Madagascar rosewood fingerboard, for starters. Everything about this great guitar is period-correct, right down to the glue, hardware, tooling marks, even the case! It sounds every bit as good as it looks, so be sure to call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer today to get your own piece of Gibson history with the 1942 J-45!

Gibson 1942 J-45 Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • A distinctive classic in all its original glory
  • Ultra-playable with great tone
  • Top-notch construction

A distinctive classic in all its original glory
When Gibson introduced the J-45 in 1942, the understated guitar was immediately embraced by performers and artists of all stripes. While not as flashy as some of its cousins, the J-45 has a charm all its own, and its sweet, balanced sound will win you over. An "advanced jumbo" body shape and vintage sunburst finish give the J-45 a vintage appeal, while its solid construction and appealing tone have helped to put this guitar in the hands of some of the most gifted writers and performers around. Part of the Gibson Legends Series Collection, this special 1942 J-45 is an accurate reproduction of the original '42 model, right down to the tooling marks, period-correct glue, and even the case!

Another aspect of the J-45's universal appeal lies in its easy playability. Players often complain of having to "fight" their acoustic axe to get a good sound out of it, but that's just not the case with this guitar. Its 24-3/4" scale gives you easy playability from the first fret on up, and the string spacing really allows you to dig in for accurate chording and single-string articulations. If you're primarily an electric player looking for a great-sounding acoustic that's easy on the fingers, try a J-45!

Top-notch construction
Gibson got it right the first time when they began producing the J-45 in the early 1940s, and this 1942 reproduction proves it. A premium solid Adirondack spruce top and solid premium mahogany back and sides give you a beautifully warm, natural tone that will only improve over time, and the J-45's solid mahogany neck and Madagascar rosewood fretboard are crafted to provide decades of easy-playing pleasure. Though later models feature a distinctive reverse belly bridge, Gibson's 1942 model sports the original straight rectangle brige, which is also made of rosewood, and features white pins. Period-correct white-button tuners and a 1942 celluloid pickguard complete this fine instrument.

Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Body Style: Round Shoulder
  • Color: Vintage Sunburst
  • Body Wood: Solid Adirondack spruce top, solid premium mahogany back and sides
  • Neck: Premium mahogany
  • Machine Heads: Reproduction 1942 white button
  • Fingerboard: Madagascar rosewood
  • No. of Frets: 20
  • Nut: Bone, 1.725" width
  • Bridge: Rectangular, Madagascar rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Case: Reproduction "Red Line" hardshell
The Gibson 1942 J-45 gives you the chance to play the original "Workhorse" acoustic!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number H442VSNH1

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See also: Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Acoustic 6-string Acoustic Guitars