Gibson Custom Shop J-45 1942 Legend Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst AC4HVSNH - L.A. Music - Canada's Favourite Music Store!
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Gibson Custom Shop J-45 1942 Legend Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst AC4HVSNH

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Product Type 6 String Acoustic
Brand Gibson
Product Code AC4HVSNH1
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L.A. Music is a Canadian authorized Gibson retailer.

Gibson Custom Shop J-45 1942 Legend Acoustic Guitar Vintage Sunburst AC4HVSNH

1942 J-45 Legend
If there is one guitar that defines the legacy of Gibson acoustics, it is the J-45one of the most beloved and played acoustic guitars in history. Since its introduction in 1942, the Gibson J-45 has become the icon of Gibsons round-should dreadnought acoustic line, and its number one-selling acoustic. In recognition of this distinguished rank, Gibson Acoustic is proud to present the 1942 J-45 Legendan exact recreation of the legendary acoustic in its first year of production.

Custom Made White Button Tuners
Gibsons 1942 J-45 Legend acoustic features period-correct strap open-back white button tuners that are identical to the original Kluson tuners used in 1942. Each tuner is painstakingly handmade for this guitar using the exact dimensions and design as on the original 1937 model, reproduced with precise handcrafted detail, and resulting in a high-quality, vintage tuner not available on any other instrument.

Rosewood Fingerboard with Traditional Binding and Classic Dot Inlays
The fingerboard of Gibsons 1942 J-45 Legend is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on earth, which is personally inspected and qualified by Gibsons team of skilled experts before it enters the Gibson factories. The resilience of this durable wood makes the fingerboard extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The J-45s classic dot inlays are made of genuine mother of pearl, and are inserted into the fingerboard using a process that eliminates gaps and doesnt require the use of fillers. The fingerboard also sports traditional binding over the fret ends, which was a staple feature of many classic Gibson acoustics for many years.

Pickguard
The pickguard for the 1942 J-45 Legend is Gibsons standard fire stripe tortoise tear drop shape, exactly as it appeared on the very first J-45 in 1942. As with all of Gibsons pickguards, the coloring and binding are all done by hand.

Tapered Dovetail Neck Joint
The dovetail neck joint is one of the oldestand bestways of securely joining the neck to the body of a guitar. It is also a complex and expensive neck joint to build, but the result is a tight, locking connection that supports the neck at the proper neck-pitch angle, allowing the body and neck to become one solid piece of resonating wood, with no metal to impede vibration. This process is done entirely by hand, requiring patience and skill.

Body Tonewoods (back, sides and top)
The top of the 1942 J-45 Legend is made from genuine Adirondack red spruce, while the back and sides are constructed from pattern-grade Honduran mahogany, giving the 1942 J-45 Legend the same full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection that earned the original J-45 its much-heralded reputation. Selecting the right wood, and the formula to dry it out, are two of the most central procedures to Gibsons guitar-building process. Beginning with its first catalog in 1903, Gibson has assured its customers that every guitar would be built using woods with the most durable, elastic, and sonorous qualities, and todays guitars from Gibson Acoustic are no different.

Rosette
A rosette is the beautiful, hand-crafted circle around the soundhole, and can be one of the most ornamental elements of any acoustic guitar. It is also one of the most subtle and complicated woodworking decorations on any acoustic guitar. The rosette on the 1942 J-45 Legend is a simple single-ring rosette consisting of three-ply binding, adding a stylish, understated elegance to the 1942 J-45 Legend.

Bracing
Every acoustic guitar made by Gibson features hand-scalloped, radiused top bracing inside the body, a feature normally found only in limited run, hand-made guitars. By scalloping each brace by hand, the natural sound of the acoustic is focused more toward the center of the body, enhancing the instruments sound projection. The 1942 J-45 Legend features a variation of Gibsons X bracing pattern situated behind the soundhole, with a set of tall and thin braces for the back, and scalloped tall and thin braces for the top. This legendary bracing designexactly as it appeared in the first J-45 in 1942delivers a balanced expression, with punchy, deep lows, warm mids, and clear, crisp highs. It also projects a natural compression, which helps the J-45 blend nicely with any accompaniment.

Body
Body Style Round Shoulder
Top Species Adirondack Red Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Binding Multi-ply Top and Back
Bracing Advanced Vintage Style Red Spruce X-Bracing Bonded with Hide Glue
Rosette Multi-ply Single Ring

Hardware
Bridge Rosewood Rectangle
Bridge Inlay Mother of Pearl Dots
Bridge Pins White
Pickguard Firestripe Teardrop
Tuners Nickel Vintage

Neck
Species Mahogany
Profile War-time Exact Replica Large Round
Scale 24-3/4"
Angle 3 Degrees
Peghead Angle 17 Degrees
Peghead Inlay Gold script and "Only a Gibson Is Good Enough" banner
Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.725"
Joint 14th Fret

Fretboard
Species Rosewood
Inlays MOP Dots
Number of Frets 19

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Fender Musical Instrument Corporation "FMIC" products do not ship outside of Canada.

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230 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, ON
L5G 1G9
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L.A. Musical Instruments
230 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, Ontario
L5G 1G9
Canada
905-271-0303

Return Policy

Our In Store Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit

If you are not completely satisfied with any product for up to 7 day after your order is received, we will offer an exchange or a full store credit (store credit has no expiry date).

Our Online Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Because of the nature of online purchases and the lack of actual "touch and feel" perspective for items, L.A Music offers a 7 day return window from when your order received. A minimum 5% restocking charge will apply for returns on online purchases only.

Our online return policy does not apply to any in store pickups or purchases because you will be able to physically inspect the item and try it before leaving the store. Any in store pickups or purchases as such will apply to our 7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit.