This is a vintage 1962 Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar. This particular example, serial number 57868, is in near mint (9.5/10) 100% all original condition and includes the original smooth brown Gibson soft case! This guitar is perfectly intact, and void of any and all structural problems, including; breaks, cracks and any repairs whatsoever! It is an absolutely fantastic collector’s grade, “no issues,” instrument. This era Gibson acoustic is more like a late-’50s example than those made shortly thereafter.
This ’62 Gibson J-45 features: a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, a mahogany neck with a very comfortable thin neck profile, 3-on-a-side single-line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines with the original buttons, a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with factory large frets, a beautifully thin (pre-injection molded) pickguard, a Brazilian rosewood bridge with an adjustable ceramic saddle, original black bridge pins, original single strap pin, original truss rod cover and original tuner ferrules; as stated, 100% original down to every last screw. It also includes the original, and extremely rare, smooth brown Gibson faultless plushline case!
As the photos illustrate, this guitar is in incredibly well-preserved condition. It displays weather-checking throughout the unfaded lacquer body finish. There is no evidence of pick wear around the sound hole, and the no such related arm nor neck wear. It sports the desirable 1 11/16″ nut width.
With absolutely no bellying nor structural fatigue of any sort, the top is perfectly flat, and the bridge is perfectly solid. The neck angle is dramatic and intact, with a super solid neck joint. The neck is perfectly straight, and the action is consistently low the entirety of the fretboard. In fact, the action is much like that of a great electric guitar, so it doesn’t get much better than that. The sound of the guitar is evenly balanced with very strong sonics. Truly fantastic for heavy strumming, but equally great whilst playing softly, it’s an all around fine sounding instrument.