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Dave's Gibson J45 (2008) £1650

I bought this guitar two and a half years ago as I was impressed with its incredible tone, its condition and fantastic playability. It has been used on Dave and Boo gigs and recordings since then, but has now been replaced by a J200. I do not agree that you can't have too many guitars! They need to be played... not neglected. So this one has to go!

I had this J45 refretted when I bought it in 2008. It came with an LR Baggs pickup which I found too bassy, so I installed a Fishman Matrix Infinity system which responds accurately. As you can see from the photos, it is in perfect condition and is just as beautiful as it ever was! The pickup is included of course, but as I'm short of cases for my myriad of guitars, I'm afraid there isn't a case for sale with this one.

It has mahogany back and sides, a rosewood fret board and a spruce top with a nice tight grain. It has Grover machine heads and as it was refretted not that long ago, there is very little wear on the frets.

Have a close look at the pictures below, then contact me and come and try it out. I will only accept cash or bank transfer if you want to buy it. Thanks!

    ring Dave on 020 8340 3215 mobile 07747 104439 or email

This is me and Boo at a festival using the J45. It's excellent for live work and recording.