Located in Portland



If you've always wanted a vintage J-45 in your arsenal, take a gander at this 1953 Gibson J-45.  There have been a number of repairs and modifications, including new Waverly tuners, a re-fret, a newer Bone nut and saddle, and an internal K&K pickup installed.  See SPECS below for more details. 

Condition is Good given the age of the instrument, but it has been played a lot over the years and has the wear and tear you'd expect.  Lots of pick wear around the sound hole which we often see with instruments that have been a musician's number one performing guitar.  

This guitar has been inspected and set up in-house by our skilled Guitar Tech.  If you're interested in purchasing this vintage instrument, please feel free to call us at the Shop for a complete in-hand description and to answer any questions you may have.  


Newer Waverly Tuners

Newer 1 11/16" Bone Nut

Mahogany Neck with 24 3/4" Scale Length

Neck Depth .875" at First Fret and .97" at Tenth Fret

19 Jumbo Frets in Very Good Condition (Professionally Re-Fretted)

Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard with 12" Radius

K&K Pure Mini Passive Internal Pickup Installed

Original Brazilian Rosewood Bridge with Newer Bone Saddle

Rosewood or Walnut Bridgeplate with Newer Rosewood Patch/Reinforcement

Spruce Top with Mahogany Back & Sides with Sunburst Finish

Weight 4 lb 2 oz

Newer Hard Shell Case

Full Serial Number Not Visible


Year : 1953
Model : J-45
Finish : Sunburst
Case : Newer Hard Shell Case
Weight : 4 lb 2 oz
Condition : Good