1946 has has shown to be a particularly fine year for Gibson; post banner yet still with the still (last year) with the script logo, still with extremely light construction, scalloped braces, and with the 1 ¾" nut width. Possibly, with the war over, better materials were available and the factory could settle down and get back to full time guitar making. They also didn't need to be just "good enough"! This LG-2, which effectively is a smaller version of the J-45, is a fine example, in excellent condition, with a comfortable smaller not-such-a-baseball bat shape and a sweet and lively voice. The only non-original parts are the saddle and the tuner buttons; even has its original soft shell case.