Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab 1942 Historic Banner J-45 Acoustic Guitar (with Case)

Gibson beautifully recreates a piece of history with this Custom Shop J-45. Lightly aged in the Murphy Lab, this guitar features the war-era Banner logo.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Thermally Aged adirondack red spruce top aged to vintage specs: crisp, clean tone
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Bone nut Enhanced sonic character

The allure and legend of the Gibson J-45 lives on in the new Murphy Lab 1942 Banner. Inspired by the holy grail of vintage acoustic instruments, luthiers in Montana meticulously crafted a J-45 just like the most popular and celebrated version in structure and components. The 1942 Banner J-45 includes a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, hot hide glue top bracing for better tonal response, and an aged bone nut and saddle. It features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab.

The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.


- Murphy's Lab Custom Shop recreation of the classic, vintage 1942 acoustic
- Jumbo acoustic shape
- Mahogany body
- Rosewood fretboard
- Thermally aged Adirondack Red Spruce top for the full vintage effect
- Artisan aged for a unique character
- Mother of Pearl Inlay
- "Only a Gibson is Good Enough" banner adorns the headstock

- Body Shape: J45
- Material: Mahogany
- Top: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
- Binding: Multi-ply Top and Back
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Historic
- Nut Width: 43.81mm
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 628.65mm
- Number of Frets: 19
- Nut: bone
- Inlay: Mother of Pearl Dot
- Bridge: Rosewood, Rectangle, Open Slot
- Tuners: Strap Style, Open Back, Cream Buttons, Aged
- Plating: Aged Nickel
- Case: Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Light Aged Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CSRS45VSLA

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-444-2766

Light Aged Vintage Sunburst

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