Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst


The Legendary Original Workhorse

Epiphone, in partnership with Gibson™ Custom, is proud to introduce the Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45™, an incredible recreation of the legendary original “Workhorse” model from 1942. This exceptional acoustic guitar has a thermally aged, solid red spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and a one-piece mahogany neck with a laurel fretboard, a V-shaped profile, and mother-of-pearl dot inlays. The headstock features the world-famous Gibson “open book” profile and has the Inspired by Gibson Custom double diamond logo etched on the back and an “Epiphone Inspired by Gibson” banner on the front. It is stage and studio-ready with the built-in L.R. Baggs™ VTC preamp and under-saddle piezo pickup system and a hardshell case with the Inspired by Gibson Custom logo is also included.

A battery is not included. To power your pickup, you will need a 9-volt battery.

Serial Number: 23111500279

Weight: 4.6 lbs



  • Body Style: Round Shoulder
  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Body Material: Solid Mahogany
  • Top: Solid Thermally Aged Red Spruce
  • Back: Solid Mahogany
  • Side: Solid Mahogany
  • Bracing: Scalloped X-bracing
  • Binding: Single-ply, Top and Back
  • Body Finish: VOS (Vintage Original Sheen) Polyurethane


  • Profile: V
  • Scale Length: 628.65 mm / 24.75 in
  • Fingerboard Material: Laurel
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count: 19
  • Frets: Standard
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 44.0 mm / 1.732 in
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail


  • Bridge: Laurel Rectangle
  • Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
  • Tuning Machines: 3 on a Plate, Open Back with Cream Buttons
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Tear Drop
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Truss Rod Cover: Single-ply, 3-hole Bell
  • Bridge Pins: Bone
  • Strap Buttons: Endpin Jack


  • Under Saddle Pickup: L.R. Baggs VTC
  • Controls: Soundhole Mounted Volume and Tone
  • Output Jack: 1/4" Endpin
  • Preamp: L.R. Baggs VTC
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Collections: Electric Guitars

Category: Electric Guitar, Epiphone

Type: Electric