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Gibson Murphy Lab 1942 Banner J-45 Light Aged Acoustic Guitar in Vintage Sunburst

Weight 4.0lbs



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Product Description

Arguably one of the most popular and acclaimed acoustic guitars, the Gibson 1942 Banner J-45 Light Aged in Vintage Burst has been carefully crafted by the Murphy Lab custom shop luthiers to deliver you a true classic of the guitar world. Fantastically finished in a thermally aged Adirondack Red Spruce top that has been hand sprayed to give you a history looking burst.

The Mahogany body projects a rich, warm, and full body tone that J-45’s is known for, supported using hot hide glue in the top bracing that provides a greater tonal response. The “Historic” profile neck emulates the chunky feel of a “V” shape that is accurately carved to emulate the original 1940’s J-45. The ‘baseball bat’ feeling neck is perfect for players with bigger hands, but it also provides great comfort for wider support moving up and down the neck for articulate fingerstyle playing.

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Key Features

  • Murphy Lab Treatment – The best craftsmanship Gibson has to offer, the hand-crafted J-45 in a light aged finish provides the most accurate production of the acoustic guitar since it graced the stage back in 1942.
  • Articulate Acoustic Projection – Classic dreadnought shape produces warm, rich, and full-bodied tone thanks to the Mahogany body and Red Spruce top, complimented with the use of hot hide glue for better tonal response.
  • Chunky Neck Profile – The historically accurate “V” shape neck profile gives you that ‘baseball bat’ feeling found on early Gibson guitar models.



  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Thermally Aged Adirondack Red Spruce
  • Binding: Single-Ply


  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Historic
  • Nut Width:43.81mm
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl


  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Tuning Machines: Square End Cream Button Tuners
  • Hardware Colour: Aged Nickel

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Mr Peter Kyburz5th Feb 2024

A dream come true, thank you Andertons!

Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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