Gibson J-40 1978 Natural

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  • $600$800

While similar to the square-shouldered J-45 of the era, the J-40 used an economical satin finish to offer a more affordable dreadnought in the Gibson lineup. The J-40 used a pin-less bridge and double-x bracing. 

Years of Production: 1971 - 1981

Unique to this Era: Larger pointed pickguard introduced in 1977.  

Body Style: Dreadnought

Wood Composition: Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck, Spruce top

Design Elements: Square-shoulders, Kluson deluxe tuners, econony satin finish, dot inlays



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