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Gibson Guitar: J-45 Vine (2005)

Gibson Guitar: J-45 Vine (2005)

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Used Gibson Custom Shop J-45 Vine Guitar

  • Rosewood back & sides-
    • Sold to the previous owner as "Brazilian rosewood" by a reputable Gibson dealer.  Even though this guitar was built in 2005, and Gibson, for the most part, stopped utilizing Brazilian rosewood in 2003, we are more willing than not to believe that this guitar does have Brazilian rosewood back & sides. The appearance of the wood is consistent with Dalbergia Nigra in our experience. And the tone backs it up. Additionally, the Gibson worksheet on this guitar list the back & sides as  "Various".  It does, indeed, seem like this one was meant to "slip under the radar".  You be the judge.
  • Sitka Spruce top
  • Abalone rosette & top purfling
  • Exquisite full vine paua abalone & Mother of Pearl fretboard inlay sprouting from an 18th fret flower pot
  • Cream colored body, fretboard & headstock bindings
  • Cream colored heelcap and end graft
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Mahogany neck with dovetail neck joint
  • Ebony headstock faceplate with script "Gibson" 
  • Gold colored Grover tuning machines with MOP buttons
  • Custom shop decal on back of neck and interior label
  • Near mint condition, it would be perfect except for a small amount of lacquer bridging on the north side of the bridge -
  • Tortoiseshell colored pickguard
  • HUGE, massive voice, this is a Great sounding Gibson guitar
  • OHSC included
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16
  • Scale Length: 24.75"
  • Frets to Body: 14