1998 Gibson Early J45 – £1799
SOLD Only in production for a couple of years, the Early J45 was designed by Ren Ferguson. It’s a reproduction of a ’52-’54 spec J45, featuring a wider neck and lighter bracing than the modern equivalents. The J45 has always been one of the most iconic acoustic guitars, and in this model Gibson have accurately reproduced one of their most famous models and, as a slope shouldered dreadnought, one of their most desirable. Tonally it’s everything you’d hope for in a modern J45, bright and punchy, with lots of attack, and a well rounded bass response, plus at 22 years old there’s an extra maturity and complexity to the tone. The guitar’s in excellent condition, with very little visible playwear, just some buckle wear on the back. The wider neck feels substantial and responsive, with a comfortable action. It comes in it’s original, purple lined, Gibson embossed hard case.