1952 Gibson J-45
1952 Gibson J-45 in very good condition. This guitar was owned and used extensively by Greg Brown. Greg was one of Tom's first professional customers when he began working on guitars in Iowa City. Greg used this guitar on several albums and tours in the mid 90s. It can be heard on The Poet Game and The Live One. The guitar is overall nice shape. Has had a neck reset and refret. The bridge was previously shaved down before the neck was reset. To get it back to full height Tom laminated a piece of rosewood on the underside. There is a McIntyre pickup with endpin jack installed. It is a great sounding guitar with a full powerful low end. It can best be described as the prototypical early 50s Gibson jumbo sound. You get a good sense of it listening to the song Poet Game on the eponymous album. It has a comfortable 1 11/16" nut width and nice round shape to the neck. The finish is all original and has great patina. A very nice guitar that has made some great music over the years. Includes newer Gibson hard case.