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1974 - 1975 Gibson J-45 Deluxe - Dreadnaught


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For your consideration, the nicest Norlin-era J-45 Deluxe we have ever seen. We've been chasing Gibsons from this era for a long time, and rarely do we see a 1970's J-45 DLX (or any model, really) that is in original condition, hasn't been abused, AND sounds killer. It's the Norlin Trifecta! 

This sweet J-45 Deluxe has a lot going right for it: it is all original with minimal fretwear that isn't affecting intonation, a straight neck with no twists or humps, a truss rod that works in both directions, tuners that feel smooth, a Norlin headstock that is still attached is has no fractures, a neck with great flame, a vibrant sunburst, no cracks, no loose or missing braces, a neck that has never been separated and has thecorrect pitch, a bridge that is securely attached and has never been off, no missing binding and a pickguard that isn't curling.  It's such a great guitar and has so much going for it that I almost forgot to mention that we acquired it directly from the personal collection of a well-known player, Chris Robertson from Black Stone Cherry (see video). 

We have been through the guitar with a blacklight and inspection scope. There are no structural issues and no signs of previous repair. This is truly the cleanest one of these we have had our hands on and we deal in these regularly. 

It sounds great! Some of the Norlin dreads' can be a bit stiff and not have a lot of "punch" to them. This one has great projection and tight bass notes. It's pretty dynamic... it responds well and has a sparkly bright sound when picked between the soundhole and bridge and gets dark and stormy when strummed closer to the neck. A piezo under-saddle pickup has been added and the output jack is where the stock endpin was located. 

A newer TKL hardshell case is included. 

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