1941 Gibson J-55


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1941 Vintage Gibson J-55 in excellent condition.

Only 400 of the J-55 Gibson acoustic guitars were manufactured between 1939 until 1943 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. This particular Gibson J-55 retailed at $55 in 1941 just before the USA entered World War 2.

Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Bound Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard. Replaced Rosewood Bridge, Script Gibson Pearl Headstock Logo, Step-Edged Fire-Striped Pickguard.

This vintage Gibson Acoustic guitar is in Perth, Western Australia.

Two unscalloped tone bars, scale length: 24 3/4", Nut Width 1 11/16".

1950's Single-Line Kluson Tuners installed, Original Tuners are included in perfect working order.

To quote the pre-war 1941 Gibson catalog:

You can feel as well as hear the deep, rich, full throatiness of the New Jumbo “55”. It will be used by many future artists of stage, radio and screen, and is ideal for voice accompaniment.

SIZE: 16” wide, 20 ¼” long and 4 ¼” deep.

WOODS: Mahogany back, rim and neck; spruce top; genuine polished rosewood fingerboard.

FINISH: Dark brown mahogany with golden sunburst shading on top.

TRIMMINGS: White ivoroid binding around top and bottom of body and fingerboard; white, black, white celluloid purfling around sound hole; pearl position marks and peghead inlay.

FITTINGS: New deisgn rosewood bridge with white pins, white bone off=set saddle and three pearl inlays; inlaind new brown celluloid fingerrest; Kluson individual nickel machine heads; white end pin and side position marks.

Body:Solid Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides
Neck:One Piece Mahogany, Width of nut: 1 11/16"
Fretboard:Brazilian Rosewood
Modifications & Repairs:Replaced bridge. Tuners have been upgraded to single Klusons from the 1950's. Original Tuners are included in perfect working order.

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