1942 GibsonJ-35 – Blonde

This stunning 1942 Gibson J-35 comes in its original and clean Opaque Blonde finish! This is much more scarce than the Sunburst option, as Gibson started to use this finish in late ‘41/early ‘42 just before the model was discontinued in late ‘42. This guitar comes with an article written for the Dec 2008 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine, which features this guitar and details the “Blond” finish’s history. The article also notes that only a few were made, and we only know of two. There are one or two hairline cracks in the top of the body, although we believe they are not spreading and appear stable. One bridge pin has been changed, and other than this the guitar remains all original! 

Overall Condition: 9, would be a 10 were it not for age appropriate checking and cracking


  • Finish Details: Opaque Blond, Original, Great Condition, Some finish checking, Previously mentioned cracks
  • Body Material: Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: Full C
  • Weight: 3 lbs 13 oz
  • Scale Length: 24-¾”
  • Pickup Readings: N/A
  • Electronics: N/A
  • Hardware: Original except for one changed bridge pin, Great Condition, Small amount of patina to tuners
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Includes: Original Hardshell Case with Purple Lining

Sku: G045


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