Introduced in 1971, the Gibson J-40 was introduced as a stripped back, more affordable version of the companies flag ship J-45 flat top model. The J-40 is constructed from Spruce and Mahogany with a set Mahogany neck, and features the double X bracing introduced by Gibson at the start of the 1970s. As with many Gibson acoustic of this period, it has a full bodied and focused sound, and responds beautifully to open chord and fingerstyle playing alike. It features a belly down pinless rosewood bridge and rosewood fingerboard, along with a larger style celluloid guard.
This guitar is in good condition, with signs of play wear and ageing to the finish on the top, back and rear of the neck. There have been two small crack repairs, one in line with the E string by the pick guard, and the other on the lower right edge of the Spruce top. Other than this, the guitar is in original condition.
This guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.