The Gibson J 45 Left Handed acoustic guitar is the prince of a range of Gibson flattops now referred to as “Round-Shoulder Dreadnoughts.” This elegant workhorse debuted in 1942, and became an instant favorite for its rich, warm, vocal tone and excellent projection. Today, this Gibson acoustic guitar is played by the likes of Bob Dylan, Ralph McTell, Billy Jo Armstrong, and Lucinda Williams. Carrying accurate touches such as a soft-V neck profile, teardrop tortoise pickguard, 4-ply top binding, and banner headstock inlay (declaring “Only A Gibson Is Good Enough”), the left handed gibson j 45 True Vintage is an accurate representation of the acoustic guitar that became the standard of hard-gigging bluegrass, folk, and country artists of the 1940s and 1950s.
Each Gibson True Vintage J-45 acoustic guitar is built in Bozeman, Montana, with a top made from solid Adirondack red spruce, a rare and highly prized tonewood, and constructed with hot hide glue, just like back in the day.
Nice lefty Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar, made in Bozeman MT, sunburst, very good condition, sounds great, Baggs element pickup, hardshell Gibson case, no cracks or structural issues, plays perfectly, lower frets have wear but no playability issues at all, no dead notes or fret buzz, minor hazing on finish in dark areas, could use a good buffing, light scratches and swirls here and there, couple wider scratches on below the bridge but not through the finish, no dings, no dents, no issues. Just a good honest J45 that’s been played over the last few years and is nicely worn in and ready to go.
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish for beauty and tone
Hand-fit, tapered dovetail joint to maximize sound vibration transfer from the neck to body
Radius top to maximize sound projection
Hand-scalloped top bracing for added strength and a light top
Handcrafted in Bozeman .