Here, for sale, is a rare 2002 Gibson J-45 Custom Vine in antique natural finish!
Gibson makes a few guitars which stand above the rest – this is one of those guitars. The abalone and pearl vine inlay is stunning! The inlay is done into a jet-black ebony fretboard. As you know, ebony fretboards are an increasing rarity at Gibson, since they aren’t currently producing any guitars with ebony boards. They are all rosewood. If you wait for a new one of these from Gibson, it will have a rosewood fretboard.
This guitar is in perfect, nearly unplayed condition! When I opened the case, I thought for sure it had never been touched. Upon further inspection, I could see a few very faint pick marks on the pick guard. Aside from this, this guitar is flawless and perfect. It looks like it just shipped from the factory. It even includes the original hang tag!
Another prominent feature of this guitar is the rare engraved tuners. These tuners are gorgeous! You don’t see tuners like this on very many Gibson guitars. The guitar was shipped from the factory with these tuners. I recently sold another Gibson J-45 Custom Vine but it didn’t have these tuners on it.
The back and sides of the guitar are AAA-grade Indian rosewood and gorgeous! They give the guitar a deep and full-bodied tone (I did play the guitar momentarily to ensure the action and tone).
The top of the guitar is made from AAA-grade Sitka spruce.
The guitar also features an abalone rosette and abalone purfling, similar to the Gibson Doves in Flight – another masterpiece.
Included is the original hardshell case and all case candy.