Gibson began making acoustic guitars in 1934. In 1942, Gibson introduced the J-45 guitar. It was part of the round-shoulder, dreadnought line. It was a durable no-frills guitar and the manufacturer called it their “workhorse guitar.” In 1942, the list price was $45.00…and was made during the war while others were discontinued. The wood had a sunburst look, which hid small defects in the wood. Wood was very hard to find during the war. The Gibson J-45 became a huge success.
The J-45 Gibson Guitar is one of the most loved acoustic guitars in history and is still produced today. Because of it’s distinguished rank, Gibson released the 1942 “J-45 Legend” in honor of its great legacy.
The J-45 is know for its warm deep sound and good projection. It is also easy to play.
With that introduction, I would like to tell you about my Gibson Vintage J-45.
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