J-45 Guitar Pencil Holder

$35.00

This unique pencil holder was inspired by an incredible classic guitar style, the j-45 (also known as the “work horse”) made popular by Gibson. This classic style will look great on any desk. Fill with your favorite pens or pencils. This is a great gift for any guitar enthusiast!

Size: 3.25″ wide, 4.25″ tall, 1″ thick

5 in stock

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Description

This unique pencil holder was inspired by an incredible classic guitar style, the j-45 (also known as the “work horse”) made popular by Gibson. This classic style will look great on any desk. Fill with your favorite pens or pencils. This is a great gift for any guitar enthusiast!

Size: 3.25″ wide, 4.25″ tall, 1″ thick

History

The Gibson J-45 is a dreadnought style acoustic guitar manufactured by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. It is generally regarded as Gibson’s most famous and widely used acoustic guitar model.

The J-45 is part of Gibson’s round-shoulder “jumbo” line, begun in 1934 with the Jumbo Flattop introduced to compete with C.F. Martin & Company‘s “D” line. It is noted for its sunburst finish, warm bass and good projection, and outstanding playability. The structurally similar naturally finished J-50 first appeared in 1942, but did not enter continuous production until 1947.

Introduced in 1942 to replace the inexpensive, Great Depression-era flattop J-35, the J-45 standardized the company’s approach to the dreadnought guitar. With a list price of $45, it nonetheless initially only varied slightly, with strengthened internal bracing and a new teardrop-shaped pickguard. A headstock decal with the Gibson logo replaced both the old stark white silkscreened ‘Gibson’ of the thirties and the slogan “Only a Gibson Is Good Enough.” It also had a more rounded, “baseball bat” style neck, as opposed to the “V” shape of the J-35 neck. The version produced today is substantially similar to the 1942 model.

Cosmetically, the J-45 was understated, intended as a durable no-frills “workhorse guitar” (its nickname given by the manufacturer). Although a few triple-bound top types were initially produced, the standard single binding was simple, soundhole ring austere, and neck only sported modest dot-shaped mother of pearl fretboard position markers. Gibson used a sunburst finish to cover up imperfections in the wood joins.[1] The top was solid spruce, the back and sides solid mahogany. Over time the sunburst has become iconic, with collectors preferring the J-45 to the higher-end J-50s of the same era. Apart from a small batch of natural-finish J-45s produced in 1942, the model was offered only in sunburst.

Notable players of the J-45

 

Soure: Wikipedia

Additional information

Weight 2.6 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .75 in