‘The Forty Three’ Relic

After working with the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation to recreate Buddy’s 1943 J-45, we decided to permanently add this exacting replica to our Historic Series range. The Forty Three pays homage to the legendary banner-era J-45, a classic design that has inspired us both as players and guitar makers.

Direct and powerful, but with an easy-playing shorter scale length, it’s easy to see why this guitar has been favoured by so many singer-songwriters over the years. The big-bodied J-45 shape, combined with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, delivers warm mids, solid lows and great definition. It’s a timeless acoustic guitar tone.

It was our aim to replicate not just the sound but the look and feel of the banner J-45s. Our custom aged nitrocellulose finish is designed to capture aura of a guitar that has been played for the last 70 years

  • Top:Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides:Mahogany
  • Neck:Mahogany
  • Heastock:Ebony
  • Fretboard:Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge:Indian Rosewood
  • Binding:Grained ivoroid
  • Tuners:Nickel Kluson
  • Case:Atkin Embosed Hiscox Pro II
  • Scale Length:24.9"
  • Nut Width:1 11/16"

Purchase or enquiries...

If you'd like to buy this item, or have any questions please get in touch using one of the methods below:

Tel: +44 (0)1227 719933

Mob: +44 (0)7824 376409