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This one is all original except for the tuners.
There's a good sized crack on the back that you can see someone has repaired and then taken some kind of stain and tried to rub it into the area where the crack is. Then, it appears, that they buffed over the area that they stained, only the area that was stained. There is no other buffing on the guitar and the finish is all original.
There are 2 top cracks. 1 G string crack from the bridge to the tailstock. 1 pick guard crack from the bridge to soundhole. All of the cracks were repaired and cleated.
Action is 4/32 on the bass side and 3/32 on the treble side. There's possibly a little bit of room to come down on the saddle but if you like low low action you're gonna have to reset this one. It's pretty sweet the way it is, though.
This truly is one of those dream guitars. It has everything that a J-45 from this era is supposed to have, Huge open E string, and Dry, but not too dry, woody sound. This one especially has a warmth to it, probably the warmest banner or script logo I've ever played. Its very responsive and does well just being fingerpicked but loves the flatpick. To me '46 was Gibson's best year and a lot of you cats on here would agree.