1957 Gibson LG-1, Tobacco Burst
Gibson’s LG line was introduced in 1942, with the models LG-1, LG-2, and LG-3 available at the outset. But once WWII started, one of Gibson’s many and storied war-time cutbacks was to end production on the LG-1 and LG-3, with the LG-2 being the only model in this line until 1946. The LG-1 in particular was reintroduced in 1946 and had its original run until 1974. The LG series was similar to the L series accept that it had a narrower lower bout and a wider upper bout. This piece is an LG-1 from 1957, based on its FON and pointed pick-guard. The guitar is in great playing condition, looks nice, but it does have some issues that could affect tone. This is not to say that the tone is bad, but some bellying on the soundboard has caused a minor loss of projection and the tone is likely different to what is was before the issue. Despite that, the guitar plays marvelously and the sound is very pleasant. Cosmetic issues include some scrapes on the top and back, plenty of checking, and lots of chipped lacquer on the back and sides of the neck. These issues do not affect playability, however, and as stated above the guitar is a fine player. The only other issue to speak of is the replaced tuners, otherwise this is a fine vintage Gibson acoustic perfect for capturing an understated aged tone. Don’t pass it up! Ships in a hardshell case.
Weight: 4 lbs. 0 oz.
Nut Width: 1 11/16”
6.5/10 (good condition) 1957 Made in the USA
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