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Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45 Vintage Sunburst w/Case

Introducing the Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45™: The Legendary Original Workhorse Reborn

In a prestigious collaboration with Gibson™ Custom, Epiphone is thrilled to unveil the Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45™. This remarkable acoustic guitar faithfully replicates the storied 1942 "Workhorse" model, renowned for its robust performance and classic design. It features a thermally aged solid red spruce top paired with solid mahogany back and sides, culminating in a rich, resonant tone. The guitar's neck is crafted from a single piece of mahogany, shaped into a traditional V-profile and topped with a laurel fretboard adorned with elegant mother-of-pearl dot inlays.

The headstock proudly displays the iconic Gibson "open book" profile, enhanced by the "Inspired by Gibson Custom" double diamond logo on the back and a matching banner on the front. Equipped for both studio sessions and live performances, the guitar includes a state-of-the-art L.R. Baggs™ VTC preamp and under-saddle piezo pickup system. Each Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45™ comes with a durable hardshell case, branded with the Inspired by Gibson Custom logo, ensuring it arrives in style and stays protected.

Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45™ Specifications


  • Model: Epiphone 1942 Banner J-45™
  • Partnership: Crafted in collaboration with Gibson™ Custom
  • Design Inspiration: Recreates the legendary 1942 "Workhorse"


  • Type: Round Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Top Material: Thermally aged solid red spruce
  • Back and Sides: Solid mahogany
  • Binding: Single-ply, top and back


  • Material: One-piece mahogany
  • Profile: V-shape
  • Fretboard: Laurel
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Scale Length: 24.75 inches (628.65 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 19
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.732 inches (44 mm)


  • Tuning Machines: 3 on a plate, open-back with cream buttons
  • Bridge: Laurel rectangle
  • Saddle Material: Compensated bone
  • Bridge Pins: Bone


  • Pickup: Under-saddle piezo (L.R. Baggs™ VTC)
  • Controls: Volume and tone (soundhole mounted)
  • Preamp: L.R. Baggs™ VTC
  • Output Jack: 1/4" endpin jack

Additional Features:

  • Headstock: Gibson "open book" profile with custom logos
  • Truss Rod: Dual action, accessible via headstock
  • Finish: Vintage Original Sheen (VOS) polyurethane
  • Case: Hardshell with Inspired by Gibson Custom logo

This guitar comes fully set up by our senior technician, a service we normally value at $75, ensuring optimal playability right out of the box.


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