Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Electric - Vintage Sunburst

  • Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Electric - Vintage Sunburst
  • Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Electric - Vintage Sunburst
  • Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Electric - Vintage Sunburst
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The Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 is an incredible instrument that pays homage to the legendary '42 Gibson J-45, affectionately known as 'The Workhorse.' Since its debut, the J-45 has captivated musicians globally, thanks to its bold sound, exceptional playability, and timeless style. Drawing from the rich heritage of this iconic instrument, the Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 seamlessly blends vintage designs with modern craftsmanship, making it an inspiring guitar that shines across all settings.

Built with a solid mahogany body and a thermally aged red spruce top, the 1942 Banner J-45 offers musicians a rich and exciting tonal palette. With every strum, you'll be greeted by resonant lows, warm, punchy mids, and crystal-clear highs. Guitarists will also notice this acoustic has a remarkably open, natural sound, courtesy of the soundboard's thermal aging treatment. This aging process imbues the guitar with the mature, sought-after tone of a well-played instrument, adding depth and character to every note.

The Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45's one-piece mahogany neck boasts a comfortable "V" profile and a smooth laurel fingerboard, ensuring it plays with a fast, sleek response. Additionally, it features a bone nut and saddle, ensuring it resonates with outstanding clarity and sustains beautifully.

This guitar isn't just about sound, though - it's built to leave audiences in awe. From its single-ply body binding to its mother-of-pearl dot inlays and nickel-plated hardware, it has a classic aesthetic inspired by the genuine '42 model. And, for superior protection, it ships with a durable hardshell case, so you won't have to worry about it getting damaged, scratched, or dinged up.

For guitarists seeking a premium acoustic guitar that captures the essence and spirit of the first Gibson J-45 ever built, the Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 is an exceptional choice. It's an instrument that transcends time, offering musicians the opportunity to own a piece of history while enjoying the advancements in modern guitar craftsmanship. Please reach out to us with any questions you have about this one-of-a-kind Epiphone acoustic guitar!

Body Shape: J-45
Body Material: Solid Mahogany
Top Material: Solid Thermally Aged Red Spruce
Binding: Single-ply, Top and Back
Neck Material: One-piece Mahogany
Neck Profile: V
Nut Width: 44mm
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard Material: Laurel
Scale Length: 628.65mm
Number of Frets: 19
Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dot
Bridge: Laurel Rectangle
Tuners: 3 on a Plate, Open Back with Cream Buttons
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Pickup: L.R. Baggs VTC
Controls: Soundhole-mounted Volume and Tone
Case: Hardshell with Inspired by Gibson Logo