1940 Gibson L-50

1940 Gibson L-50

A most wonderful, all-solid-woods Gibson archtop guitar from the early 1940s, that most fabulous swing time era. The peghead shape and mother-of-pearl Gibson logo inlay say mid-late1930s but the neck itself, which is incredibly solid, has a dark center lamination for extra strength, typical of the early 1940s, and the FON, visible inside, puts it squarely in 1941-42. The overall specs, solid spruce top and solid maple back and sides, line up with a later L-4 but as we know, with Gibson exact model designations are often somewhat mysterious What I do know is that it sounds terrific; it’s LOUD and with really nice crisp tones throughout its entire range. And the action is nice and crisp too, just thoroughly gone over by us here in our own shop. Has its original bone nut, along with a later solid ebony compensated bridge (definitely an improvement). Waverly tuning machines, Gibson tailpiece and pickguard are from the 60s, also definite improvements over what Gibson had in the early war years. And the neck, love that neck with its 1-3/4” nut width and nice round shape, with lovely frets on its original Brazilian rosewood fingerboard. And it’s got a wonderful pickup already installed too, a K&K that will never get in your way, sounds incredibly warm, and has the output jack exactly where it belongs, at the tailpiece. There are a couple of minor top cracks all taken care of by us hidden under the pickguard and the back seam has been solidly redone. This is one heck of a truly wonderful, great playing and terrific-sounding vintage Gibson archtop guitar with solid woods all around, at the truly bargain price of only $1895 w/hsc

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$1895.00
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