Gibson Custom 1942 Banner J-45 Murphy Lab Light Aged Acoustic Guitar - Vintage Sunburst


The Original Workhorse, Aged to Perfection

The allure and legend of the Gibson J-45™ live on in the new Murphy Lab 1942 Banner J-45. Inspired by the holy grail of vintage acoustic instruments, luthiers in Montana meticulously crafted a J-45 just like the most popular and celebrated version in structure and components. The new 1942 Banner J-45 includes a Thermally Aged Adirondack red spruce top hand-sprayed with a historic-style burst, hot hide glue top bracing for better tonal response, and a bone nut and saddle. It features Light Aging by the skilled artisans of the Murphy Lab. The Murphy Lab Light Aged finish treatment, paired with lightly aged hardware, simulates decades of light play wear, giving it the unique character, vibe, and feel of an original example from the Gibson Golden Era.

Serial Number: 22533042

Weight: 4.0lbs



  • Profile: Historic
  • Scale Length: 628.65mm/24.75"
  • Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count: 19
  • Frets: Legend Wire
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 43.81 mm / 1.724 in
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
  • Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint


  • Body Style: Round Shoulder
  • Body Shape: J-45
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Thermally Aged Red Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Side: Mahogany
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-scalloped X-bracing Red Spruce Braces w/ Hide Glue
  • Binding: Single-Ply Top and Back
  • Body Finish: Murphy Lab Aged Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  • Finish: Aged Nickel
  • Bridge: Rosewood; Rectangle, Open Slot
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Strap Style, Open Back, Cream Buttons, Aged
  • Pickguard: Tear Drop Tortoise, Aged
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black
  • Bridge Pins: Bone


  • Strings Gauge: .012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
  • Case: Period Correct Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: Gibson Accessory Kit, Certificate of Authenticity

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